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  • The Pioneer Climber Who Led in Tennis Shoes

    The Pioneer Climber Who Led in Tennis Shoes

    Glen Dawson, who passed away in 2016 at 103 years old, was born to a life of mountains. His father, Ernest Dawson, a rare book dealer from Pasadena, California, was rabidly passionate about scrambling peaks all over the world and was a member, director, and later president of the Sierra Club. Glen was given his […] More

  • 13 Great Walking Tours in Berlin (Updated 2021)

    13 Great Walking Tours in Berlin (Updated 2021)

    13 Great Walking Tours in Berlin (Updated 2021) Get my best stuff sent straight to you! [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] Source link More

  • 22 Spectacular Things to Do in Detroit, Michigan

    22 Spectacular Things to Do in Detroit, Michigan

    If you haven’t been to Detroit yet, this is your sign to head to one of the coolest cities in the Midwest. Famous for its impressive historical contributions to music, industry, and architecture, the city is teeming with fantastic museums and an impressive art scene. Here are my top things to do there, with everything […] More

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript The Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Great Pyramid of Khufu, is a structure in which superlatives don’t really do justice.  It isn’t just old, it’s really old. It isn’t just big, […] More

  • The Best Breakfast and Brunch Places in San Diego  • The Blonde Abroad

    The Best Breakfast and Brunch Places in San Diego  • The Blonde Abroad

    With over 260 days of sunshine per year and some of the best chefs on the planet, San Diego is a dream destination. Ever since building a nest here, I’ve been spoiled for choice. You can have the best meal you’ve ever had every night of the week. From greasy grub to seafood caught right […] More

  • Happy 100th to Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin

    Happy 100th to Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin

    Betty Reid Soskin turns 100 years old today. It won’t surprise you to learn, if indeed you didn’t know already, that she’s the oldest ranger in the National Park Service. She has slowed down recently, conducting most of her work and tours over Zoom like many of us. But she’s still on the force, as […] More

  • The Great Escape From Everything (Except a Severed Colon)

    The Great Escape From Everything (Except a Severed Colon)

    “Why take the quickest route? You’d miss out on so many amazing experiences. This was about finding freedom in homegrown adventures, especially in a year where travel is limited.” So says British adventure hound Aaron Rolph after he zigged and zagged from one end of Great Britain to the other. Along the way he surfed, […] More

  • The perfect passport photo: 5 key Tips

    The perfect passport photo: 5 key Tips

    Foreign travel is finally back! Well, it’s a kinda back…. almost.and we are will to hazard a guess that,like us, your passport hasn’t left the drawer or desk or safe place you put it back in 2020.and like some of us here we’re also Willing to bet that there’s a better than average change that […] More

  • Yay or Nay to This Fabric-Sided, Biodiesel-Electric Hybrid Off-Road Truck?

    Yay or Nay to This Fabric-Sided, Biodiesel-Electric Hybrid Off-Road Truck?

    Uh, hmm. I don’t know that I’ve ever been in a ragtop convertible and thought: sure wish this whole car was fabric. I have however been driving on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere before and wished my vehicle had no walls. Perhaps canvas exterior is close to that? Anyway, a British car startup […] More

  • The War of the Currents

    The War of the Currents

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript In the late 19th century, several of the world’s foremost investors engaged in a public battle for the future of electricity. The battle was fought in boardrooms and newspapers, and there was seemingly nothing […] More

  • The Ultimate Charleston Foodie Guide • The Blonde Abroad

    The Ultimate Charleston Foodie Guide • The Blonde Abroad

    I ate my way through Charleston and I’d do it all over again! From fresh oysters to pistachio cupcakes, they are operating on another level here. Far from your basic shrimp and grits, Charleston deserves a spot amongst the greatest gourmet capitals of the United States. Before we dig into these delights, I’ve got to […] More

  • Wooden Handlebars? Yep, Wooden Handlebars. Meet the “Gump”

    Wooden Handlebars? Yep, Wooden Handlebars. Meet the "Gump"

    From Passchier Bamboo Handlebars comes this charming, surprising discussion about how their wooden handlebars came to be. We could listen to these two dudes banter on about pretty much anything, but especially so when it’s a look at these awesome bars. Source link More

  • Our Favorite Women’s Bike Gear for All Rides and All Bodies

    Our Favorite Women's Bike Gear for All Rides and All Bodies

    When Jennifer Kriske started Machines for Freedom in 2014, she had no experience in the bike industry. She worked in restaurant design in Los Angeles, and she’d begun riding to relieve stress. She quickly came to love the places her bike took her, and the escape it offered. What she didn’t love was her bibshorts. […] More

  • What’s the Best Thing About Fall?

    What's the Best Thing About Fall?

    With today being the last full day of summer, we’re asking you what you love about the autumn season. Obviously, fall means different things in different parts of the country, but you could make a strong argument that it’s the best season for adventure. Okay, fine, I will here. On the West Coast, our real […] More

  • 30 Wonderful Things to Do in Traverse City, Michigan

    30 Wonderful Things to Do in Traverse City, Michigan

    As one of the Midwest’s lakeside crown jewels, Traverse City is possibly one of the most underrated small cities in the country. There is a variety of things to do there, including plenty of outdoor adventures and even some haunted wonders! It’s home to an impressive food and wine scene and is surrounded by cherry […] More

  • 1961 US Figure Skating Team

    1961 US Figure Skating Team

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript In 1961, the United States figure skating team was one of the top programs in the world. The year before at the 1960 Olympics, they took the gold in both the men’s and women’s […] More

  • Hiking Suilven in Scotland: A Guide + Experience with Hamlet Mountaineering

    Hiking Suilven in Scotland: A Guide + Experience with Hamlet Mountaineering

    I wanted to put together a brief guide to hiking Suilven in Scotland as this is a very popular hill walk in the northern Scottish Highlands. The hike can be done on your own or with an experienced local guide, and I just recently came back from doing this hike. If you’ve read our content […] More

  • Using Bikes and Photography to Meet Cancer On His Terms

    Using Bikes and Photography to Meet Cancer On His Terms

    In a state of slumber I fumble around in the dark trying to quickly switch off my phone’s alarm before it also wakes the other half. It is 4AM and her – or worse, the kids’ – involuntary awakening would likely carry a hefty price; something along the lines of two untamable toddlers, completely unable […] More

  • A Tour de France, With 10-Month-Old Baby Girl

    A Tour de France, With 10-Month-Old Baby Girl

    How old were you when your parents first took you on a multi-hundred mile bike tour of France, eating wonderful pastries, and cheese, and meats, and chewing world class scenery while riding beautiful mountain passes? Oh, you never did that? We didn’t either. But this little family did, and it looks wonderful. Did we mention […] More

  • A Case for Sustainable Tourism

    A Case for Sustainable Tourism

    Albania: A Case for Sustainable Tourism Get my best stuff sent straight to you! [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [id^=”_form”] [id^=”_form”] [id$=”_submit”] [id$=”_submit”] [‘on’ + event] [‘on’ + event] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] [+_a-z0-9-‘&=] Source link More

  • Review: Four Seasons Tamarindo, Mexico

    Review: Four Seasons Tamarindo, Mexico

    Set on 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of verdant jungle in the State of Jalisco, the cliffside resort, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México is located on a secluded enclave along the Pacific Ocean in the state of Jalisco, between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad. More… Review: Four Seasons Tamarindo, Mexico first appeared […] More

  • Alfred Wegener and Continental Drift

    Alfred Wegener and Continental Drift

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript In 1910, a German Earth scientist noticed something about the map of the world. South America seemed to fit into Africa. North America seemed to fit into northwest Africa and Europe.  He proposed that […] More

  • Tips for travelling and finding employment in Australia in 2022

    Tips for travelling and finding employment in Australia in 2022

    Most people around the world pin all their hopes on 2022 as being the year we finally put the Covid-19 pandemic behind us and we can resume our normal lives. One of the main things people missed during the pandemic is travelling and exploring the world, going to far away places and discovering a new […] More

  • Traveling in Troubled Times – Be My Travel Muse

    Traveling in Troubled Times - Be My Travel Muse

    It’s nearly noon on the island of Nuku Hiva, a stunning volcanic island on the fringes of French Polynesia.  I’m sitting on a deck looking out at a glittering bay, nearly fully encircled by dramatic peaks coated in fluffy green trees, bushes, and flowers, and fringed by black sand. White birds dance in pairs through […] More

  • The Truth About Pirates

    The Truth About Pirates

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript Ahoy ye mates! It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  So I be thinking tis time to talk about the pirate life and how much of the legends of the pirates be true. […] More

  • Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Camping in Georgia » Local Adventurer

    Local Adventurer » Travel Adventures in Las Vegas + World Wide

    72 tent, trailer & RV campsites, 30 walk-in campsites, and another 13 backcountry sites We took the Presencia kids camping in Cloudland Canyon, which was cool to see them experience camping for the first time. Ruthie made campfire brown bears, which was a first for me. Now, no camping trip feels complete without them. I […] More

  • 15 Liveaboard Diving Tips to Have the Best Trip Ever

    15 Liveaboard Diving Tips to Have the Best Trip Ever

    15) Unplug and Enjoy This might come as a surprise to you, but it’s sometimes hard to get cell service when you’re island hopping through remote waters. There are two ways you can look at this. 1) OMG, I miss my email, or 2) Good, nobody will be bothering me. Go for the latter. You […] More

  • The Ski Hotels of the French Alps — by Tablet Hotels

    The Ski Hotels of the French Alps — by Tablet Hotels

    A good ski hotel is like a good friend — a good friend that makes killer cocktails, wears soft sweaters, and gives big warm hugs by a roaring fire. You needn’t have ever stayed in a ski hotel to understand why they tend toward interiors that are cozy, warm, and intimate. Wrapped in wood with […] More

  • 10 Places to Visit in Ireland (That Aren’t Dublin)  • The Blonde Abroad

    10 Places to Visit in Ireland (That Aren’t Dublin)  • The Blonde Abroad

    There’s nowhere quite like Ireland. From Cork to Dublin and beyond, there’s gold at the end of every road here. While it may be a small country, each region of Ireland has its own distinct character. Whether you opt to drive, book a train ticket, or just hop on the bus, the entire island is […] More

  • A Hiker Was Lost For 5 Days—Then a Bartender Named Destiny Saved His Life

    A Hiker Was Lost For 5 Days—Then a Bartender Named Destiny Saved His Life

    The White Mountains, on the California/Nevada border, east of Yosemite, south of the Lake Tahoe basin, are a desolate and unforgiving range. From the forested eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, they rise from the grey plateau of the surrounding parched desert, stark and bare and beautiful. Several peaks push through the 12,000-foot mark, including […] More

  • Next Time You’re in Colorado, Stay in This Amazing ‘Hut’

    Next Time You're in Colorado, Stay in This Amazing 'Hut'

    “Backcountry hut” can be interpreted many ways: a shack built by ski bums deep in the forest, a musty wooden structure filled with bunk beds on the side of a mountain, or, in the case of the Bonnie Belle Cabin, a rustic home 12,000 feet above sea level that’s nicer than my apartment. The cabin is nestled in […] More

  • Treachery of the Long Knives

    Treachery of the Long Knives

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript According to legend, sometime in the 5th century, a king of the Celtic Britons named Vortigern hired Anglo-Saxons mercenaries to help him fight his domestic enemies to hold his grip on power.  His plan […] More

  • The Sweetest Joy of Things Like Sitting Outside

    The Sweetest Joy of Things Like Sitting Outside

    From the Gasser brothers comes this lovely four minute muted celebration of calm and sitting outside. Too often we move outside in a great hurry to achieve, to endure, to measure ourselves against something. But simply sitting can be so much more powerful. Source link More

  • 6 Steps to Avoiding “Analysis Paralysis” When Travel Planning

    Nomadic Matt Kepnes with read backpack in streets of France

    Choice overload occurs when we have too many choices available to us. We are sometimes so paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong choice that they don’t make any choice. We may want to try something new, but we can’t figure out what we want the most — there are just too many options! […] More

  • How to Travel More When You’re Short on Time

    travel blogger kim hawk with a shirt that says work hard travel well in paris france

    Do you have a full time job? Do you dream of traveling the world? Wonder how you can fit all of your adventures into your meager vacation day allotment? You’re not alone. So many want to know how to travel more when time is limited. The good news is, it’s possible to travel well with […] More

  • Old Man Mountain Has Really New and Really Good Universal Bike Rack

    Old Man Mountain Has Really New and Really Good Universal Bike Rack

    Rack systems aren’t entirely necessary for hardcore bikepacking, what with zillions of frame bag, handlebar bag, and seat post bag options out there. But, they are eminently useful when schlepping lots of gear on a bike adventure. They’re also really useful if you have an all-purpose bike you might use for gravel riding one day, […] More

  • Chad Kālepa Baybayan, Teacher and Master Navigator

    Chad Kālepa Baybayan, Teacher and Master Navigator

    When Chad Kālepa Baybayan was a teenager growing up on Maui, scientists believed the first Hawaiians had reached the islands by accident—hapless fishermen or wayward voyagers blown off course in a storm. The notion that ancient Polynesians could have populated an ocean so vast as the Pacific puposefully, sailing against the prevailing winds and routinely […] More

  • How to Plan a Trip in 7 Steps

    How to Plan a Trip in 7 Steps

    Planning a solo trip can be a stressful experience, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Having planned literally hundreds of solo trips over the course of nine years, I have now mastered a failure-proof formula that makes sure I have a successful trip on which I don’t get scammed, save as […] More

  • All About Cosmic Rays

    All About Cosmic Rays

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript Who matter where you are right now, no matter what time you are listening to this, there is one thing that I can safely say about you right now. Your body is being bombarded […] More

  • Your Fate Hurtles Down at You

    Your Fate Hurtles Down at You

    On its own, this video gives the merest glimpse of the depth hidden with the short story “Your Fate Hurtles Down at You” by Jim Shepard, one of America’s foremost fiction writers. It’s beautifully done, but the story that it teases is an achingly poignant character study about a young man conducting pioneering snow research […] More

  • Tips for Traveling Greece with Covid-19 Restrictions • The Blonde Abroad

    Tips for Traveling Greece with Covid-19 Restrictions • The Blonde Abroad

    Disclaimer: Please check this website for current rules and restrictions as things change daily, this post is based on my trip taken in August 2021. Dreaming of a Grecian getaway? As borders open and close, it may be difficult to keep track of what’s required and what restrictions are in place. To help you navigate […] More

  • This Pineapple Coconut Upside Down Cake is Calling Your Dutch Oven

    This Pineapple Coconut Upside Down Cake is Calling Your Dutch Oven

    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 Aimee, for a […] More

  • 100 Peaks In 50 Days

    100 Peaks In 50 Days

    Jason Hardrath is an Oregon schoolteacher and an enthusiastic Fastest Known Time (FKT) participant. His passion for fitness began in middle school, where he set the audacious goal of achieving a sub-6 minute mile, and carried him into his mid-twenties as a runner, triathlete, and climber. Then a horrific car accident changed his life in […] More

  • The Port Chicago Disaster

    The Port Chicago Disaster

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript On July 17, 1944, one of the worst disasters to befall the American military during World War II occurred. It didn’t occur in Europe or the Pacific, however. It took place on US soil.  […] More

  • 15 Best Places to Visit in October in USA » Local Adventurer

    15 best places to visit in october in usa

    Don’t Miss: Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Headless Horseman Bridge, Sleepy Hollow CemeteryWhat to Eat: Lefteris Gyro, Bridge View Tavern & Beer Garden, Sweet Grass GrillWhere to Stay: Castle Hotel & Spa (luxury), Sleepy Hollow Hotel (mid-range), Budget Motor Inn (budget)Weather Avg: 65° / 46° F It’s best known as the setting of Irving’s The Legend of […] More

  • 13 Non-Essential Backpacking Items

    13 Non-Essential Backpacking Items

    Did you know we’re holding thousands of stories in the AJ archive? It’s true. All of which we’ve presented for free, all these years (Speaking of which, maybe you’d like to support our work here, or, even better, subscribe to the print journal, as a way to treat yourself?). Anyway, today, we wanted to bring […] More

  • 13 of the Best National Parks in California

    13 of the Best National Parks in California

    You may already know where California ranks on our top 15 most beautiful states in the USA. If so, you can guess why the Golden State ranks so high on our list. California is home to 9 of the United States’ 63 national parks, plus a variety of other federally protected natural areas. Since it’s […] More

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