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  • The Fat Bears Are Back

    The Fat Bears Are Back

    It’s the most wonderful week of the year. Isn’t that how the song goes? Fat Bear week, in which online voyeurs vote on the fattest brown bear lumbering and lolling around Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska. 2019 champ, Bear 435 (Holly) is back to defend her crown. Longtime fat bear 480 (Otis) is […] More

  • Which Travel Blogging Course Can Make You Money in 2020?

    Which Travel Blogging Course Can Make You Money in 2020?

    Welcome to 2020. A year when so many travel career options are in flux and there are questions around how to survive and even thrive in this kind of environment. When everything seems so hostile towards travel, is travel blogging still a viable career option? What if I told you that my ad revenues are […] More

  • Thinking of Moving Because of Climate Change? You’ll Wanna Consult This Map

    Thinking of Moving Because of Climate Change? You'll Wanna Consult This Map

    Maybe you’re in Arizona and you’re thinking of bailing to live in lower temperatures in the coming years. Perhaps you have a young family and you’re thinking of moving north, but aren’t sure how far north. Or you’re in Northern California and you’re wondering how sustainable living there will be 40 years from now. ProPublica, […] More

  • I Was Bored With Surfing—Letting It Go Helped Rekindle the Spark

    I Was Bored With Surfing—Letting It Go Helped Rekindle the Spark

    It was a fishing line that saved my life. A wisp of monofilament thread, just a hairsbreadth in width, nearly invisible to the naked eye, about as insubstantial as physical objects get. Nevertheless, it was strong enough. When I reached out and felt that tiny bit of clear plastic thread, I grabbed hold and wouldn’t […] More

  • The US Territories

    The US Territories

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | RSS | Patreon Transcript If you ask most Americans what makes up the United States, they would tell you the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.  They would be right. Mostly.  Ever since the founding of the country, the United States has also […] More

  • MEC Members Are Fighting to Save Their Cherished Outdoor Co-Op

    MEC Members Are Fighting to Save Their Cherished Outdoor Co-Op

    We reported 10 days ago that Canadian outdoor co-op, MEC, was to be sold off to a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. In the days since news dropped that MEC’s board had agreed to sell the brand, which came as a shock to its more than 5 million members, thousands of MEC members have engaged […] More

  • This Week in Travel – Episode 267

    This Week in Travel - Episode 267

    This week Jen Leo, Spud Hilton, and I are joined by this week’s guest Jen Campbell Boles is the owner and Chief Exploration Officer of Explore More Family Travel, a boutique travel agency creating memorable vacations where loved ones engage with each other while connecting to the world. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News […] More

  • Bikepacking The Most Beautiful Trail in America—At 64 Years Old

    Bikepacking The Most Beautiful Trail in America—At 64 Years Old

    “Desire and determination are more important than how old you are.” So says Dave Baumann, 64 years old, of his epic ride for more than 500 miles from Denver, Colorado, to Durango, along the Colorado Trail. 75,000 feet of elevation gain, average elevation over 10,000 feet, something like 16 mountain passes later, the stoke is […] More

  • What You Need to Know

    What You Need to Know

    Travel Insurance, Pandemics, & COVID: What You Need to Know 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

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in New Orleans • The Blonde Abroad

    The Coolest Airbnbs in New Orleans • The Blonde Abroad

    Traveling to New Orleans and looking for a fun place to stay? Whether you’re following my 4-day cultural New Orleans itinerary, going to Mardi Gras for the first time, or simply want to experience the top things to do in NOLA—this is for you! While a number of short-term and Airbnb-style rentals are no longer […] More

  • The Ultimate Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Road Trip + Best Tour Options

    The Ultimate Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Road Trip + Best Tour Options

    As we mentioned before, driving yourself is our preference because you get to control your itinerary and make changes along the way. Driving to the West Rim (5001 Diamond Bar Rd, Peach Springs, AZ 86434, map) is the shortest trip at roughly 2 hours each way. Once you arrive, there is a free parking lot where […] More

  • The Ultimate Camping Alone Guide for Solo Female Campers

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    Can you safely camp alone? Why would you want to? Isn’t it boring, scary, or difficult to do? These are all questions that went through my mind before I tried and came to love my solo camping and hiking experiences. Just like solo traveling the world, there are numerous benefits to solo camping, not least […] More

  • The Secret of Greek Fire

    The Secret of Greek Fire

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | RSS | Patreon Transcript There are many things which have been called ancient mysteries. These are products or techniques which were used in the past which have since been forgotten or lost. Most of these things have been rediscovered, and usually in a way […] More

  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | RSS | Patreon Transcript In 2002 the BBC did a poll where they named the top 100 Britons in history. It had many people you have probably heard of, including Isaac Newton, Princess Diana, John Lenon, and Queen Victoria. The person who was ranked […] More

  • Federal Judge Boots BLM Director William Perry Pendley From Job

    Federal Judge Boots BLM Director William Perry Pendley From Job

    The Bureau of Land Management oversees almost 10% of land in the United States. For 424 days, William Perry Pendley, the director of the BLM, has been serving without Senate confirmation, in a “temporary” position. President Trump appointed Pendley in June of 2019, to the consternation of not just environmentalists and conservationists, but anyone who […] More

  • On Running Bets You’ll Subscribe to a Recyclable Running Shoe Service

    On Running Bets You'll Subscribe to a Recyclable Running Shoe Service

    Would you consider renting your running shoes? Wait, it’s less gross than it sounds. On Running, the high end Swiss running shoe brand, has a revolutionary idea for the fall of 2021—a recyclable running shoe subscription service. For $30 per month, you get a new pair of shoes whenever you need them (kinda, more on […] More

  • A Black American Finds Home in Italy — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    A Black American Finds Home in Italy — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    Stranger’s Guide is a quarterly publication that reveals the intricacies of locales across the globe, through both local and foreign eyes. We’re big fans, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be sharing some of their stories here in the Agenda. We start with a unique perspective on Rome from Saneta deVuono-powell, which can be […] More

  • A Magnetically Disturbed, But Heavenly Guemes Island, Washington, Cabin

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    Guemes Island is known to locals as the most relaxed of all the San Juan Islands. Of course, it’s also one of the least populated, with only 600 year-round residents (on eight square miles), so the bar for people-related stress is pretty low. Regardless, Guemes is an easy-going place. They like to say, “If we […] More

  • Finding Wonder and Solace in the Natural World

    Finding Wonder and Solace in the Natural World

    When Helen Macdonald was in her 20s, she worked at a falcon breeding center in Wales, where every day she lifted eggs from incubators, weighed them, and used a graphite pencil to sketch the outline of each growing embryo onto its eggshell. But she always felt dizzy and troubled on leaving the incubation room, a […] More

  • Thailand Sends Litterbugs Their Trash Back

    Thailand Sends Litterbugs Their Trash Back

    One would think we’d be past the need to be telling people not to dump their trash in national parks, but that’s what one gets for thinking. Yes, people do it, and Thailand has a novel idea: When possible, track litterers down and send their trash back to them. In a recent Facebook post, Thailand […] More

  • Point Nemo and Other Poles of Inaccessibility

    Point Nemo and Other Poles of Inaccessibility

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | RSS | Patreon Transcript Have you wanted to get away from it all? I mean really, really, really, REALLY get away from it all? Then I have got the place for you. Point Nemo.  Point Nemo is literally the most remote place on planet […] More

  • Tips for Flying With High Blood Pressure

    Tips for Flying With High Blood Pressure

    25 Sep Tips for Flying With High Blood Pressure Posted at 14:42h in Blog by Victoria Brewood Flying can be stressful, considering the possibilities of delays, check-in queues, and canceled flights. The stress can be dangerous for persons suffering from hypertension, as it can cause unpredictable spikes in blood pressure, making them unable to travel […] More

  • A Simply Sublime Visual Story About the Power of Bicycles

    A Simply Sublime Visual Story About the Power of Bicycles

    Hera Van Willick is a Dutch cyclist who knows how to pound out the miles. She seems to live on the bike, her panniers closets, the saddle, her couch. Across entire continents she pedals, having crossed some 43 countries so far. Jungles, mountains, cities, prairies. “It’s not about being the first, the fastest, or the […] More

  • The Mysterious, Ghostly ‘Third Man’ Who Visits Explorers In Distress

    The Mysterious, Ghostly 'Third Man' Who Visits Explorers In Distress

    Ernest Shackleton’s epic tale of survival after the sinking of his ship the Endurance in Antarctic waters is well known, but less known is what he and two of his companions experienced after they made their way by open boat, above, to South Georgia Island and trekked across to a whaling station to find salvation. […] More

  • Hiking at Night? Read This First

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    Imagine the Milky Way crisper and clearer than you have ever seen it. Imagine the moment when you realize that yes, it really looks the way in person that it does in professional photos. Or perhaps the rising full moon over a glittering lake or ocean, the reward for a tough upward climb. Imagine hiking […] More

  • A Local’s Guide to Cape Cod • The Blonde Abroad

    A Local's Guide to Cape Cod • The Blonde Abroad

    Penelope of Is This Seat Taken? is giving us an inside look into Cape Cod! I grew up “on the Cape” during the summers. My happiest memories are biking to the beach, jumping in the car for ice cream, or taking the boat to the local Clam Shack. My knees were skinned, my hair salty, […] More

  • California Announces Ban on New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

    California Announces Ban on New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

    Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an executive order that could have a huge impact on not only California’s air quality, but for global carbon emissions, oil demand, the kinds of cars we drive both on and off-road. By 2035, according to the order, passenger cars and trucks must reach the target of zero emissions to […] More

  • A Guide to Exploring Colonial New York City

    A Guide to Exploring Colonial New York City

    A Guide to Exploring Colonial New York City 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

  • Potpourri Volume II: The Frozen Four

    Potpourri Volume II: The Frozen Four

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | RSS | Patreon Transcript Once again it is time to investigate the stories which are interesting, but not big enough to justify their own show. It is time for another potpourri episode.  This time the common theme is cold, ice, and frozen temperatures. These […] More

  • Funny Name, Seriously Fun One Bike Quiver

    Funny Name, Seriously Fun One Bike Quiver

    Sometimes you just want to ride a bike. Your’e not looking for a leg-crushing singletrack jam on a full suspension tank. Nor a lung-busting sprint on a greyhound-inspired road bike. Just a bike ride. Maybe on pavement, maybe on a dirt road. Maybe a bit of both. You don’t want to be overbiked, don’t want […] More

  • Adventure Journal Will Be Carbon Neutral Beginning in 2020

    Adventure Journal Will Be Carbon Neutral Beginning in 2020

    Hey, everybody. I am thrilled to announce that Adventure Journal has committed to being carbon neutral beginning in 2020. This move will be certified by Climate Neutral, the nonprofit organization founded in 2019 by the heads of Peak Design and BioLite. Our 2020 carbon footprint will be calculated by Climate Neutral early in 2021 using […] More

  • To Scale, then Ski, a Volcano

    To Scale, then Ski, a Volcano

    Is it really skiing if the mountain isn’t belching fire and smoke? Well, yes, but still, this is pretty cool. Source link More

  • The Best Places to Travel in the United States Right Now • The Blonde Abroad

    The Best Places to Travel in the United States Right Now • The Blonde Abroad

    While international travel is at a bit of a standstill and some places are opening back up with different restrictions in place, you may be trying to figure out just where you can go. As many folks are opting to stay domestic right now, USA road trips have become quite popular. Whether you’re road tripping […] More

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About The Global Positioning System

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About The Global Positioning System

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | RSS | Patreon Transcript Today, GPS devices that can determine where you are in the world have become ubiquitous. In fact, there is a very good chance that the device you are using to listen to this podcast has a GPS receiver in it.  […] More

  • All Roads Lead to Rome

    All Roads Lead to Rome

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | Patreon Transcript You have probably heard the expression “All roads lead to Rome”. Well, it isn’t just a pithy saying to reference how you can take many paths to reach the same goal. It has a very literal meaning and its origin comes from […] More

  • Should 10 Tons of Radioactive Waste Be Dumped on the Edge of Canyonlands?

    Should 10 Tons of Radioactive Waste Be Dumped on the Edge of Canyonlands?

    One could make the argument that it’s always a bad idea to import nuclear waste from another country and dump it in your own, but it seems compellingly bad when the dump location is just outside Utah’s Canyonlands National Park and the climbing mecca of Indian Creek and not much farther from Arches National Park, […] More

  • Caroline Gleich and a Who’s Who of Outdoor Voices Make Their Voting Pitch

    Caroline Gleich and a Who's Who of Outdoor Voices Make Their Voting Pitch

    Well, it’s National Voter Registration Day. Really, like Mother’s Day, every day should be National Voter Registration Day, though this year it’s especially important as COVID-19 means lots of voting by mail, which means lots of potential to make a mistake somehow and have your vote invalidated, so triple checking voter registration is a good […] More

  • Climate Change And Forest Management Both Fuel the West’s Tragic Wildfires

    Climate Change And Forest Management Both Fuel the West's Tragic Wildfires

    What is driving the wildfires that are ravaging California, Oregon and Washington? President Trump and state officials have offered sharply different views. Trump asserts that Western states haven’t done enough logging and brush clearance, allowing fuels to build up in forests. “When trees fall down after a short period of time, about 18 months, they […] More

  • 6 of the Best Hikes in Washington State

    6 of the Best Hikes in Washington State

    Just below Canada and to Idaho’s west, Washington is home to islands, fjords, temperate rainforests, dramatic mountain ranges, and glacier-carved bays reminiscent of scenes one might see in Scandinavia. I’d been seeing moody and awe-inspiring photos of the ‘PNW’ for years and had been dreaming of my own Washington adventure. Finally this summer, I got […] More

  • The Lykov Family

    The Lykov Family

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS | Patreon Transcript In 1978, a Soviet helicopter pilot flying over the forests of Siberia made an incredible discovery. Not far from the border of Mongolia, up the side of a mountain, he saw a clearing and signs of human habitation.  The location was far […] More

  • When Was the Last Time You Jumped?

    When Was the Last Time You Jumped?

    As the calendar turns to fall, our thoughts turn toward a new season to come, one full of more unknowns than usual. Our thoughts also turned to this lovely essay about embracing the unknown. -Ed. It wasn’t a dare. It was a polite invitation. Just a simple proposition, really. But it sent my imagination rushing […] More

  • New Book Shares Stories of Ecological Restoration

    New Book Shares Stories of Ecological Restoration

    “That which has been damaged can be healed.” It’s a quote from ecological design pioneer John Todd that opens The Reindeer Chronicles, a new book from author Judith D. Schwartz. It’s a fitting quote for a time when we’re facing multiple crises and good news is in short supply — and an apt beginning for […] More

  • What Do You Do With Your Outdoor Gear When it Reaches its End of Life?

    What Do You Do With Your Outdoor Gear When it Reaches its End of Life?

    To deal with the increasing soup of wildfire smoke in Northern California, and to hopefully protect our toddler girl’s developing lungs, my wife and I bought a bigger air purifier for our house. Because as the calendar flips toward fall, power outages loom as PG&E cuts the juice to lines that can spark fires during […] More

  • Iceberg Rolls Over While Two Climbers Are Scaling It

    Iceberg Rolls Over While Two Climbers Are Scaling It

    September 21, 2020 Iceberg Rolls Over While Two Climbers Are Scaling It This might be why iceberg climbing isn’t a thing. Noted Swiss explorer Mike Horn and Fred Roux were attempting to climb an iceberg floating off Norway’s Svalbard archipelago when it did what icebergs do: flipped. We don’t speak French, but did wonder how […] More

  • Is There Enough Common Ground in Outdoor Culture to Combat Climate Change?

    Is There Enough Common Ground in Outdoor Culture to Combat Climate Change?

    Pro snowboarder and Protect Our Winters founder Jeremy Jones knows that meaningful action on climate change requires buy-in from all of us. In his new film, Purple Mountains, he explores a path forward by bringing together outdoor lovers from across the political spectrum to see if the binds of a love of the outdoors are […] More

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