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  • Nathaniel Galloway Turned Around in His Boat and Changed Whitewater Forever

    Nathaniel Galloway Turned Around in His Boat and Changed Whitewater Forever

    Funny how some things that seem so intuitive turn out not to have been natural at all. In the golden age of Western river exploration, when one-armed Powell was naming canyons and alienating friends, oarsmen relied more on strength than their other capabilities, like say…oh…sight. When rowing a boat, pulling is a more powerful stroke […] More

  • Bikepacking to a Yellowstone Honey Pot for Native Trout

    Bikepacking to a Yellowstone Honey Pot for Native Trout

    It’s amazing more anglers don’t employ bikes when fishing. Especially fly anglers, (especially tenkara anglers, like in this film) who are typically fishing in beautiful places, casting for wary trout that are far more likely to bite in remote places where they aren’t constantly presented with artificial flies. Biking in offers access to remote fishing […] More

  • 20 Traditional Polish Food to Try in Poland or At Home

    20 Traditional Polish Food to Try in Poland or At Home

    Ready to take a tour of traditional food in Poland? You’ve got everything from your standard fare that’s been eaten in Poland for generations to dishes that even molecular gastronomist Ferran Adrià would applaud. On your next trip there, make sure you try some of the following food in Poland. I have to say: before […] More

  • The American Whig Party

    The American Whig Party

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript American politics has been called a two-party system. While there are two major parties today, and those two parties have been around a long time, they weren’t always the only two parties.  In fact, […] More

  • These Carbon Trekking Poles (Still) Cost Less than a Tank of Gas

    These Carbon Trekking Poles (Still) Cost Less than a Tank of Gas

    Ya, ya, we hear you, never-gonna-use-trekking-poles people.”I don’t need trekking poles,” you’ll shout at the trailhead, grinning enthusiastically while snapping a branch in half over your thigh to make your own walking stick. “Besides, there are plenty of free branches all over the place out here,” you’ll say through clenched teeth, the pain radiating through your […] More

  • A Letter From Your Friendly Neighborhood Deer

    A Letter From Your Friendly Neighborhood Deer

    Dear Readers, Judging by the mask-free faces I’ve encountered lately, I’m guessing that life is returning to normal for many of you humans. That is the reason for this letter, on behalf of my fellow cervids and the many other species who share your cities, neighborhoods, sidewalks and lawns. You’d probably rather forget the past […] More

  • Savory Mushroom French Dip Sandwiches Will Satisfy Your Camp Munchies

    Savory Mushroom French Dip Sandwiches Will Satisfy Your Camp Munchies

    Dirty Gourmet is three women—Aimee Trudeau, Emily Nielson, and Mai-Yan Kwan—who came together after a bike tour across Canada. They put together a big variety of camp meals, many of which can be found in their cookbook of the same name, with lots of different cultural and taste influences. This recipe, from Emily, for hot, […] More

  • 20 Beautiful Caribbean Islands to Add to the Bucket List

    20 Beautiful Caribbean Islands to Add to the Bucket List

    After spending more than a year at home, we’ve been dreaming of a Caribbean vacation. Dave and I have been lucky to visit a lot of the Caribbean Islands and to help inspire a trip south this winter, we thought we’d share the most beautiful Islands in the Caribbean to spark your wanderlust. The Caribbean […] More

  • How Do Satellites Work?

    How Do Satellites Work?

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript Somewhere over your head, right this moment is an artificial satellite. Many of them actually.  They beam television and radio signals down to Earth. They can tell us our exact time and location, and […] More

  • These Are Our Go-To Adventure, Travel, and Hiking Pants

    Whaddya want in a do-anything pair of pants? Wrong! The answer is comfort. Oh, did you think it was extreme durability? A gazillion pockets? Gore-Tex? Nope. What you want is a pair of pants that are comfortable and perform in most situations. They should stretch a little, breathe a little, pack down small, handle a […] More

  • Under-the-Radar Activities to Check out in San Francisco

    Under-the-Radar Activities to Check out in San Francisco

    People who have never visited San Francisco before often have a certain idea in mind of what it will be like. They may envision riding the cable cars, seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, strolling Fisherman’s Wharf, and ending the day with dinner in Chinatown. There is nothing wrong with participating in any of these activities; […] More

  • Self-Discovery From the Back of the Ultra-Endurance Race Field

    Self-Discovery From the Back of the Ultra-Endurance Race Field

    My feet slip with every step. Moving with the soft sand beneath. Struggling to gain traction and push forward. And yet I must. Force each step; push with the poles to achieve forward motion. This is the desert, and as much as it forces me back, I must resist. My first foray into desert foot […] More

  • Best Things to do in Riga, Latvia – Europe’s Hidden Gem

    Best Things to do in Riga, Latvia - Europe's Hidden Gem

    Looking for a European city break somewhere new? Riga, the handsome capital of Latvia, is a perfect place for a couple of days of exploring. It is a small city, whose centre is very charming and walkable. It isn’t overrun by tourism, either so it is one of the few capitals in Europe where you can […] More

  • The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

    The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript On the morning of November 1, 1755, the citizens of Lisbon, Portugal set out to go to church for the feast of All Saints Day.  Little did they know that moments later, their lives […] More

  • 7 Fun Things to do in Lake Martin Without a Boat

    7 Fun Things to do in Lake Martin Without a Boat

    Paddle the Harold Banks Canoe Trail The Tallapoosa River runs 258 miles from Paulding County, Georgia, to Wetumpka, Alabama. In 2009, Harold Banks became the first person to solo paddle the entire river. In 2015, 25-river scenic miles in Tallapoosa and Chambers Counties were christened as the Harold Banks Canoe Trail. The most popular and scenic […] More

  • Biologist Runs 92 Miles Along Deer Migration Route to Honor Dad

    Biologist Runs 92 Miles Along Deer Migration Route to Honor Dad

    Patrick Rodgers was two years into earning a graduate degree in biology when his father died of cancer. His dad was the one who taught Rodgers a love of wildlife, leading directly to the biologist’s career path. Grieving and wanting to do something significant to ease the pain of losing his dad, while also wanting […] More

  • Why Open Water Swimming Can Make You Smarter

    Why Open Water Swimming Can Make You Smarter

    It’s no secret that aerobic exercise can help stave off some of the ravages of aging. But a growing body of research suggests that swimming might provide a unique boost to brain health. Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress […] More

  • Greek Food Guide – 26 Traditional Dishes to Try Now

    Greek Food Guide - 26 Traditional Dishes to Try Now

    Traveling to Greece? We share the best Greek food to make you look like a pro when ordering meals at your hometown Greek taverna or when visiting this beautiful Mediterranean country. Get ready for mouthwatering goodness. Traditional Greek foods are a feast for the senses, but ordering a proper meal can be a bit confusing. […] More

  • The Periodic Table of the Elements

    The Periodic Table of the Elements

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript You’ve seen it in your science classroom, and there was probably a copy of it on the inside cover of your chemistry book. Maybe if you are a real nerd, you might even have […] More

  • 17 Best Hikes in Hawaii You Have To Try in Your Life

    17 Best Hikes in Hawaii You Have To Try in Your Life

    Looking for the best hikes in Hawaii? Look no further because we’ve rounded up some of the greatest hiking trails in the Hawaiian Islands to help you plan your trip. Pound for pound, Hawaii has some of the best hiking in the USA. Where else in the States can you hike for an hour while […] More

  • Who Was the Greatest Olympian of All Time?

    Who Was the Greatest Olympian of All Time?

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript The modern Olympics have been celebrated for over 100 years. Since their beginning in 1896, there have been over 100,000 athletes who have competed at the Olympics and thousands of medals have been awarded.  […] More

  • The Best Day Trips from Las Vegas

    The Best Day Trips from Las Vegas

    If you’ve visiting Las Vegas and wondering what there is to do outside the city, then our guide to the best day trips from Las Vegas has you covered. Whilst there’s no shortage of things to do in Las Vegas, there are also a number of excellent attractions that you can easily visit in a […] More

  • Best Things to do in Saint Lucia – A Tropical Paradise

    Best Things to do in Saint Lucia - A Tropical Paradise

    As I peer out the airplane window the twin peeks of St. Lucia come into view. Two statuesque volcanic Pitons known as Gros Piton and Petit Piton are the crown jewels of the island creating one of the most beautiful scenes in the Caribbean. They are just one of many things to do in St. […] More

  • The Best Things to See and Do in California

    The Best Things to See and Do in California

    California is the most populous state in the United States. With vibrant cities, beaches, amusement parks, and natural wonders, it is the most preferred destination for visitors from across the world. Plan your trip to the US and California so that when you receive your US visa, you are fully prepared to have a fabulous […] More

  • This Week in Travel – Episode 287

    This week’s guest is Mary Forgione. Mary covers outdoors and travel for the Los Angeles Times. She’s also editor of The Wild, a newsletter that covers essential outdoor content for Southern Californians. She loves running, hiking, camping and backpacking, and doing anything outdoors — and always looks for new ways to experience destinations in California […] More

  • This Week in Travel – Episode 287

    This Week in Travel - Episode 287 - Mary Forigone

    This week’s guest is Mary Forgione. Mary covers outdoors and travel for the Los Angeles Times. She’s also editor of The Wild, a newsletter that covers essential outdoor content for Southern Californians. She loves running, hiking, camping and backpacking, and doing anything outdoors — and always looks for new ways to experience destinations in California […] More

  • Float Camp in Belgium’s Vlotkamp

    Float Camp in Belgium's Vlotkamp

    We assume Vlotkamp translates to float camp, but even if, strangely it doesn’t, (yes, we know Google Translate is a thing), it’s a fitting name. The camp is a series of rafts with fairly luxe tents on them, all floating on a lake in Flanders, the Flemish region of Belgium. Paddle up, tie off, and […] More

  • Woman Who Endangered Self and Bear in Yellowstone Facing Federal Charges

    Woman Who Endangered Self and Bear in Yellowstone Facing Federal Charges

    An Illinois woman visiting Yellowstone stands yards from three grizzlies, face glued to her phone as she snaps a photo, just as one of the bears charges defensively. You might have seen the video back in May. The woman, after finally recognizing the danger, slips her phone into her pocket sheepishly, and speeds off. Fellow […] More

  • Delicious Moroccan Food to try in Morocco or at Home

    Delicious Moroccan Food to try in Morocco or at Home

    They say that the longer a meal takes to prepare, the better it tastes. If this is true, Moroccan food is the best in the world. Traditional Moroccan foods take hours to prepare and it’s worth it. There are so many flavors and layers to each dish. Eating out in Morocco can be intimidating. When we […] More

  • The Korean Axe Murder Incident

    The Korean Axe Murder Incident

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript Ever since the cease-fire which ended the Korean war, the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea has been a tense stand-off. Standing only a few meters from each other, soldiers from North Korea […] More

  • Meet the First Guy to Chuck a Bomb at an Avalanche Hazard

    Meet the First Guy to Chuck a Bomb at an Avalanche Hazard

    In Alta, Utah, when heavy storms blow in, snow safety experts fire a 105mm recoilless rifles across the highway to blast unstable snow off the steep slopes of Mt. Superior. Explosives have become the tool of choice across the globe for mitigating avalanche risk since their introduction to the field in the 1940s, and there’s […] More

  • The Best Things to do in Munich Germany

    The Best Things to do in Munich Germany

    If you haven’t been to Munich you are missing out! The capital city of Bavaria is filled with history and beer halls, green spaces, and plenty of museums. Whether you are visiting Munich for its famed Oktoberfest or simply enjoying its beer gardens and upbeat energy, you are going to love your time in Munich. […] More

  • The Legend of Cincinnatus

    The Legend of Cincinnatus

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript Throughout human history, people have killed, robbed, and put their lives at risk in the pursuit of power. In fact, almost all of history can be thought of as people, tribes, and nations all […] More

  • Woman Actually Sentenced For Breaking Food Storage Rules in Bear Country

    Woman Actually Sentenced For Breaking Food Storage Rules in Bear Country

    A woman camping in Grand Teton National Park was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine of $5,827 after failing to properly store food and garbage at her campsite in the park. A grizzly bear wandered into the campground, lured by the available food, and began rooting through the trash, as concerned campers […] More

  • Psychedelic Artist Rick Griffin Mapped Surfing’s Slide into Counterculture

    Psychedelic Artist Rick Griffin Mapped Surfing's Slide into Counterculture

    It’s hard to measure the impact of a single individual on the sprawling mass of a surfing culture. Yeah, Kelly Slater sold a million pairs of boardshorts to Midwesterners and, well, hell, Duke Kahanamoku is technically responsible for all of our surfing lives in the first place, so his impact is actually pretty easy to […] More

  • ‘The Alpinist’ Is a Posthumous Introduction to Climber Marc-André Leclerc

    'The Alpinist' Is a Posthumous Introduction to Climber Marc-André Leclerc

    This is the trailer for a new film chronicling the brief life of solo alpinist Marc-André Leclerc. He was an unassuming kid, who tackled some truly unbelievable solo ascents, and who tragically, ironically, died in 2018 while climbing with a partner in Alaska. “The Alpinist” has toured the film festival circuit, but hits theaters nationwide […] More

  • 5 Reasons Why LA Is A Great Travel Destination In Autumn Season

    5 Reasons Why LA Is A Great Travel Destination In Autumn Season

    Los Angeles is one of the most popular and beautiful cities that you can visit. There are hundreds of things that you can do and make the best of every moment spent. However, the peak season to visit the place is in summer. That’s why from the month of May to July, almost every place […] More

  • 20 of The Best Places to Visit in Wales

    20 of The Best Places to Visit in Wales

    Get your adventure on, we’re rounding up the best places to visit in Wales that will make you want to pack your bags. Wales is often overlooked by its surrounding destinations like England, Ireland, and Scotland, but once you visit this tiny country on the west coast of the United Kingdom you’ll wonder why you never […] More

  • Were The Dark Ages Really That Dark?

    Were The Dark Ages Really That Dark?

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript The term Dark Ages has been used to refer to a period in European history when culture supposedly regressed and civilization was in decline. The idea of a Dark Ages is one that was […] More

  • Wanna See a Subaru Outback ‘Wilderness’ Trade Mud With a 4Runner?

    Wanna See a Subaru Outback 'Wilderness' Trade Mud With a 4Runner?

    The new Subaru Outback Wilderness, essentially an Outback with a lift kit, beefier suspension, and better gearing for off-road is not meant to directly compete off-road with a Toyota 4Runner. It’s meant to smoke the 4Runner as a daily driver and freeway cruiser that also has the ability to get way deeper off-road than a […] More

  • The Slingshot Bike Project: Making the Familiar, Strange

    The Slingshot Bike Project: Making the Familiar, Strange

    It is with a deep, deep breath and a long exhale that I begin this piece. Why — why the drama? Because I am all too aware of the snickering, viral ‘you-gotta-see-this’ sharing and shitposting that every picture and attendant verbiage I’m about to share will cause. Like moths to a lamp, or at least […] More

  • 28 of the Best Places to Visit in Barcelona

    28 of the Best Places to Visit in Barcelona

    Barcelona is loved by many and thought of as the best city in Spain to visit. It’s no wonder, there are so many amazing places to visit in Barcelona that will take your breath away. We’ve been to Barcelona many times and realized that we never really shared our list of the best things to […] More

  • Sometimes It’s Better To Be Lucky

    Timothy Dexter: Sometimes It

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript You’ve probably heard the stories of many titans of industry. People like John D. Rockefeller, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos grew their companies to become large enterprises and then became fantastically wealthy.  […] More

  • Timothy Dexter: Sometimes It’s Better To Be Lucky

    Podcast Transcript You’ve probably heard the stories of many titans of industry. People like John D. Rockefeller, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos grew their companies to become large enterprises and then became fantastically wealthy.  To be sure, having intelligence, skill and foresight can certainly lead to success in business. But sometimes, it is […] More

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