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  • Filmmaker Renan Ozturk On The Mission to Crack Mountaineering’s Biggest Mystery

    Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary made history in 1953, when they reached the summit of Mt. Everest and returned safely to tell their story. They were far from the first to attempt the world’s highest mountain though. Others had come tantalizingly close, notably British climbers George Leigh Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine. They were […] More

  • Bikepacking Roots to Offer Adventure Grant to Aid Bikepackers of Color

    Bikepacking Roots to Offer Adventure Grant to Aid Bikepackers of Color

    Bikepacking Roots is a non-profit dedicated to all things bikepacking. We’ve covered them before, primarily as they announced their Wild West Route, a 2,700-mile expedition-level bikepacking route from north to south of the Mountain West. We profiled co-founder Kurt Refsnider as he told the story of the route’s development in a print article; Refsnider’s also […] More

  • I Am World’s Cutest Frog—Hear Me Roar! (Squeak)

    I Am World's Cutest Frog—Hear Me Roar! (Squeak)

    This is the magnificent Desert Rain Frog. Menacing, to say the least. When confronted, it lets out the abominable war cry you hear below, terrifying any predator within the radius of the haunting roar. (Yes, its’ 100% real). Native to South Africa and Namibia, this little warrior lives on the beach, between where beach sand […] More

  • Ocean Rower and Paralympian Angela Madsen Dies at Sea

    Ocean Rower and Paralympian Angela Madsen Dies at Sea

    Angela Madsen, a paraplegic ocean rower attempting a solo crossing from Los Angeles to Honolulu, has perished at sea. Madsen, 60, roughly halfway through her voyage, entered the water on Sunday to repair a shackle used to attach a sea anchor to the bow of her boat. She was preparing for a tropical storm approaching […] More

  • A Timeless Wilderness Love Letter Addressed to Congress, In Our Hour of Need

    A Timeless Wilderness Love Letter Addressed to Congress, In Our Hour of Need

    At some point soon, the House will take up passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, passed itself by the Senate last week. The Senate vote was the major hurdle, the bill is expected to be approved by the House. Though, they might be tempted to make changes. Pork will maybe be stuffed into the […] More

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in California • The Blonde Abroad

    The Coolest Airbnbs in California • The Blonde Abroad

    Have you taken a look at the Coolest Airbnbs in the United States? Staying at charming Airbnbs with unique aesthetics in some of the most interesting places around the nation is one of my favorite things. One of my other favorites? Road trips! I love a good road trip. You too? Check out these 10 […] More

  • Sleeping Alone in Your Car

    Sleeping Alone in Your Car

    I bought my car, a teenage Subaru with three hubcaps and two working windows, because I knew I could stretch out in the back. I tried it before I bought it, popped the hatch and lay down in front of the confused owner. “I’m pretty tall,” I said, as he gave me sideways eyes, “I […] More

  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon Strip All Mentions of Robert E. Lee From Parks

    Sequoia and Kings Canyon Strip All Mentions of Robert E. Lee From Parks

    Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, a twin park system in central California, is home to Mt. Whitney as well as the world’s largest trees—the giant sequoias. The General Grant Grove is one of the best known and most visited of all stands of these massive, ancient trees. Though the grove is named after Union […] More

  • Can Squirrels Outwit the World’s Most Epic Squirrel Obstacle Course?

    Can Squirrels Outwit the World's Most Epic Squirrel Obstacle Course?

    June 23, 2020 Can Squirrels Outwit the World’s Most Epic Squirrel Obstacle Course? Mark Rober is a one-man Myth Busters meets Bill Nye, using science and video to explore such elemental and existential questions such as What If All The Toilets Flushed at Once? and Does Farting Make You Weigh Less? Recently, stuck at home […] More

  • The Hauntingly Beautiful World of the Urchin Diver

    The Hauntingly Beautiful World of the Urchin Diver

    Jeff Maassen is a commercial urchin fisherman in Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara is the source of some of the world’s most sought-after urchins, collected for their roe, a delicacy in restaurants around the world. The harvesting process for Maassen requires diving and selectively plucking urchins from rocks. COVID-19 brought regular business to a halt, […] More

  • This Week in Travel – Episode 263

    Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

    This week’s guest is Sherry Ott of Ottsworld.com. We talk about her new ebook, Where to Go and When, and things related to the recent slowdown in the travel industry. The post This Week in Travel – Episode 263 appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog. Source link More

  • Dad’s First Sleeping Bag Puts Her Fancy Gear in a New Light

    Dad's First Sleeping Bag Puts Her Fancy Gear in a New Light

    From our friend and contributing writer Kinga Philipps: A few years ago I stopped by my parent’s house after a camping trip and unloaded my gear in their living room. My dad looked at my Patagonia sleeping bag, ultralight tent, my solar panels, camping stove and nest egg pots and pans. All the things I’ve […] More

  • The Ultimate Idaho Bucket List

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    Pin me! Do you have those bands that you love but don’t want to get popular, so that they can be your little secret forever? That’s how I feel about Idaho. Most people skip over Idaho in favor of more popular places like Utah and Washington. After all, why would someone want to visit Idaho? […] More

  • Your Gear Closet Can Also Be Your ‘Office’ Furniture Solution.

    Your Gear Closet Can Also Be Your 'Office' Furniture Solution.

    We’ve long been proponents of working from anywhere you can. Partly because, well, we don’t have an office, but also because working outside is almost always better than working inside. That can of course mean your porch, your backyard, patio, balcony, fire escape, sidewalk, city park, Yosemite Valley, etc. Because we’re all camping lovers here, […] More

  • Patagonia, North Face, and REI Boycott Facebook Advertising Over Racial Injustice

    Patagonia, North Face, and REI Boycott Facebook Advertising Over Racial Injustice

    Some of the outdoor industry’s biggest brands have pulled their advertising from Facebook and Instagram after a coalition of civil rights groups called for a boycott until the social networks improve their policies on racial injustice. Last week, the Anti-Defamation League, NAACP, and four other entities purchased an ad in the Los Angeles Times calling […] More

  • Adventure Journal Boycotts Facebook in Support of #Stophateforprofit

    Adventure Journal Boycotts Facebook in Support of #Stophateforprofit

    Adventure Journal will no longer advertise on Facebook or Instagram after six of the largest civil rights organizations called for a boycott on the social media giant. “We have been continually disappointed and stunned by Mark Zuckerberg’s commitment to protecting white supremacy, voter suppression and outright lies on Facebook. As corporations take a stand against […] More

  • Conservation Could Create Jobs Boost In a Post-Pandemic World That Needs Them

    Conservation Could Create Jobs Boost In a Post-Pandemic World That Needs Them

    Earlier this month, President Trump signed an executive order making it easier for pipeline projects and other oil and gas development to progress, claiming environmental regulations cause economic burdens and cost jobs. A more effective way to stimulate the economy and protect the environment, my work suggests, is to pass legislation such as the Great […] More

  • Did Mallory and Irvine Summit Everest?

    Did Mallory and Irvine Summit Everest?

    Filmed in partnership with the British Mountaineering Council, young Archie Price Siddiqui, just 12 years old, made this surprisingly engaging documentary about George Mallory and Sandy Irvine’s attempt to climb Everest in 1924. For a short film, it’s awesome. For a school project, it’s out of this world. *** For more on Mallory’s quest, pick […] More

  • Spanish Paella • The Blonde Abroad

    Spanish Paella • The Blonde Abroad

    Shalyn of Sightseeing Senorita is bringing an iconic Spanish dish to the ‘Recipes Around the World‘ series! Every time I think of paella, I think of home. No, not Pittsburgh. I think of my second home: Spain. I spent a semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain and it was the best four months of my […] More

  • Travel is Never Going to Be the Same Again

    Travel is Never Going to Be the Same Again

    Travel is Never Going to Be the Same Again 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

  • Best Marriott Hotel In Salt Lake City – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Marriott Hotel In Salt Lake City – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Which is the best Marriott Bonvoy in Salt Lake City? Marriott hotels in Salt Lake City include Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City Marriott City Center, Salt Lake City Marriott University Park, and Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. Auctions Sort By Marriott has merged with Starwood, so their hotel portfolio includes The Luxury […] More

  • Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park: A Complete Guide

    Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park: A Complete Guide

    Pin me! Visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park in Northern Territory is or should be a rite of passage for every Australian. It is a true outback adventure, filled with beautiful landscapes, culturally important landmarks, and huge significance to this country.  But it was always something I had put off doing.   I’ve always thought […] More

  • Top 10 Best Marriotts In The Caribbean – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Top 10 Best Marriotts In The Caribbean – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Which is the best Marriott Bonvoy in the Caribbean? The best hotels include Zadun a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Aruba Marriott, Dorado Beach a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, JW Marriott Resort Cancun, JW Marriott Resort & Spa Los Cabos, Ritz-Carlton Aruba, Cancun, St. Thomas, Solaz a Luxury Collection Resort. Auctions Sort By Ritz-Carlton hotels are part of Marriott Bonvoy […] More

  • Best Airport Lounge In Orlando (MCO) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Airport Lounge In Orlando (MCO) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 6 miles southeast of downtown Orlando, Florida. It has two terminals, four concourses, and almost 50 million passengers passing through per year. We explore the best airport lounge if you are flying in First or Business Class or if you have a Priority Pass or relevant credit card. Auctions Sort […] More

  • Best Priority Pass Lounge At LAX – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Priority Pass Lounge At LAX – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    If you are flying out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and have a Priority Pass, you will need to know the best LAX airport lounge you can get into. A Priority Pass gives you access to more than 1,200 airport lounges in 143 countries and 500 cities worldwide. Auctions Sort By Most international airlines […] More

  • Best Airport Lounge In Istanbul (IST) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Airport Lounge In Istanbul (IST) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Istanbul International Airport (IST) is a fantastic modern and airy airport. The main terminal was recently completed, and three more terminals will be added over time. Istanbul International Airport is the largest airport terminal building under a single roof in the world. We review which lounge is best when flying in First or Business Class […] More

  • ‘Take Me Away’ Contest Winners — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    ‘Take Me Away’ Contest Winners — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    We asked you to tell us which hotel you most dreamed of visiting once you could travel safely again. These were our favorite responses. Every year, people prepare for dream getaways that they’ve waited decades, maybe even a lifetime, to embark upon: long treks to the far reaches of the earth, trips to cities romanticized […] More

  • Matthew Henson Was The Best Polar Explorer You’ve Never Heard Of

    Matthew Henson Was The Best Polar Explorer You've Never Heard Of

    By the early 1900s, most of the big “prizes” of discovery exploration had been claimed. The era of the imperialist adventurers was coming to a close, as technology and transportation were rapidly making the world smaller. On the list of remaining places that men and women were vying to reach first, the North Pole was at […] More

  • To Build a Cleaner, Sustainable Future, We Need to Change Our Banks

    To Build a Cleaner, Sustainable Future, We Need to Change Our Banks

    I fell in love with snowboarding as a teenager. At that time, I had no idea that my love for a sport would lead to becoming a professional athlete, creating Jones Snowboards, and founding Protect Our Winters, a nonprofit focused on climate change. I grew up in Cape Cod and my family drove to Vermont […] More

  • Gosh, Surfing Can Be Beautiful

    Gosh, Surfing Can Be Beautiful

    Dave Rastovich seems made-up. A cheesy but likable character in a poorly written Hollywood surf movie. Once a competitive contest circuit surfer, and one of the brightest talents in surfing, he walked away from the “grind” of competing, to instead earn a living traveling and surfing perfect waves for cameras. He still does that, sort […] More

  • Alaskan Bus Made Famous By ‘Into the Wild’ Is Removed

    Alaskan Bus Made Famous By 'Into the Wild' Is Removed

    Alaska’s National Guard reported, “Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, execute an extraction mission via a CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Healy, Alaska, June 18, 2020. As part of a combined effort with the Department of Natural Resources, the Guardsmen rigged and airlifted ‘Bus 142,’ an historic icon from book and film, Into the […] More

  • Best Airport Lounges In Buenos Aires – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Airport Lounges In Buenos Aires – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Buenos Aires airport is also named Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). Below I outline the very best Priority Pass and non-Priority Pass airline lounges at Buenos Aires is Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). Auctions Sort By If you are flying on a Star Alliance airline in First or Business or are a Gold member with a same-day […] More

  • (Still) Our Favorite Freestanding Tent for Three-Season Versatility

    (Still) Our Favorite Freestanding Tent for Three-Season Versatility

    As backpacking season has rolled around again, not a moment too soon, I find myself recommending one piece of gear more than any others when pressed for gear upgrade advice: The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 ($450) tent. Though it’s been out for a few years now, I’ve yet to find a tent with […] More

  • Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Peru from home

    Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Peru from home

    As lockdown begins to ease for many of us and we start to think about getting back on the road in 2021, we’re taking you on an armchair adventure with virtual tour of Peru! Try before you buy with virtual trips to Machu Picchu, Lima street art tours, and 360° museum visits. Plus, because we […] More

  • Parks Visitors Are Choosing Limited Access Over Freedom to Roam During Pandemic

    Parks Visitors Are Choosing Limited Access Over Freedom to Roam During Pandemic

    In a typical summer, millions of Americans head outdoors to national parks, hiking trails and rivers across the U.S. This summer, because of COVID-19 precautions, getting outdoors will be different, although how different isn’t certain. My colleagues and I are part of a research team at Pennsylvania State University that studies outdoor recreation and park […] More

  • These Are the Brothers of Climbing

    These Are the Brothers of Climbing

    Meet the founders of Brothers of Climbing, a climbing crew that gradually coalesced in NYC, based on a mutual love of climbing and a desire to get more people of color involved in the pursuit. Their shared joy at the crag is pretty universal among climbers from all walks of life, their experience traveling to […] More

  • What You Need to Know (Plus Resources)

    What You Need to Know (Plus Resources)

    Coronavirus and Travel: What You Need to Know (Plus Resources) 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

  • Secrets of the Road to Hana in Maui

    Secrets of the Road to Hana in Maui

    Pin me! The road to Hana is one of those bucket list items in Maui that you should definitely put on the must-do list. Around every corner, there’s something new to make you gasp in awe and even if there weren’t tons of gorgeous waterfalls and awesome beaches along the way (but thankfully there are), the […] More

  • My Hiking Experience at Mount Batur, an Active Volcano in Indonesia!

    It was the day for the ambitious sunrise trek to Mount Batur, which was the main reason why I visited Indonesia. Lately because of the tsunami that had hit the northern coast, the weather was not getting any better and I was quite concerned about the fog. Fortunately, the very night that I left my […] More

  • 15 Incredible Things to Do in Zion National Park Utah

    Observation Point Zion

    Many of our memorable hikes have been in Zion National Park, whether its the dizzying heights of Angels Landing or when we got completely soaked in the Narrows. Since we first visited five years ago, the park’s popularity has skyrocketed. To help you make the most use of your time, we’ve put together the things […] More

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