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  • One-Tenth of Wild California Condor Population Show Up on Patio, Mess it Up

    One-Tenth of Wild California Condor Population Show Up on Patio, Mess it Up

    There are about 160 California Condors living wild in the state, and earlier this week, roughly one in ten of them congregated on Cinda Mickols’ deck and trashed the place. She lives north of Los Angeles, in a hilly, arid zone that the birds prefer. She’d see them soaring in the distance occasionally, but never […] More

  • This Week in Travel – Episode 278

    This Week in Travel - Episode 278 - Melanie Radzicki McManus - Hiking America

    This week’s guest is Melanie Radzicki McManus. She is a freelance travel writer, speaker, and author of Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail. She has hiked over 7,200+ miles (11,587 km) and counting and wants to inspire and encourage everyone to give it a try. https://thethousandmiler.com Destination Recommendations Gary: On the Ice age trail – […] More

  • Summer Is a Good Time for Bedrock Cairn Pro II Sandals

    Summer Is a Good Time for Bedrock Cairn Pro II Sandals

    Awhile back, we posted the above photo on Instagram and out of the legions of people who liked or commented, one citizen saw past the giant pincers belonging to the sheep crab to the footwear on the human. “What sandals are those? They look rad.” Indeed, they are rad. They are the Bedrock Cairn Pro […] More

  • Watch an Unaware Surfer Practically High-Five a White Shark in SoCal

    Watch an Unaware Surfer Practically High-Five a White Shark in SoCal

    Sharks are out there. Surfers know this, but unless you actually see the thing, it’s pretty easy to pretend they aren’t just inches below your fingers and toes. These surfers off the coast of Southern California, seem blissfully unaware of this white shark, even as they glide within an easy biting distance. Source link More

  • Amazing Things to do in Juneau Alaska

    Amazing Things to do in Juneau Alaska

    From its snow-topped peaks to its moody Pacific shoreline, there are so many things to do in Juneau Alaska that a cruise pit stop might not be long enough. While the cruise ship terminal in Juneau does bring in a lot of traffic to Alaska’s capital city, it’s the visitors that come to stay awhile […] More

  • Losing 100 Pounds to Hike the John Muir Trail

    Losing 100 Pounds to Hike the John Muir Trail

    Andrew Steven is a professional podcaster and self-proclaimed “reluctant hiker” who, at age 32, decided to make a radical departure in his sedentary life to train for a thru-hike of the John Muir Trail. Naturally, he made a podcast about it, Trail Weight, which is available here, and which is excellent. (Click here for a […] More

  • The History of The International Red Cross and Red Crescent

    The History of The International Red Cross and Red Crescent

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Historically, in the aftermath of a battle, there was nothing formal in place to take care of injured or captured combatants. There was nothing formally or informally that dictated how such people should be treated.  […] More

  • Major milestone to celebrate ahead? Go big on adventure

    Major milestone to celebrate ahead? Go big on adventure

    More than ever before, people are looking to mark big moments in their lives with an unforgettable adventure. Whether it’s a monumental occasion or you’ve just changed out of sweatpants, we’ve got more than a few memorable ways to celebrate. Maybe you’re ready for the challenge of a Machu Picchu trek? Or you really just […] More

  • Hoka One One’s Arkali Hikers Helped This Foot Pain Sufferer Enjoy Trails Again

    Hoka One One's Arkali Hikers Helped This Foot Pain Sufferer Enjoy Trails Again

    This story has been generating traffic lately, so we figured people must be searching for footwear. Thought we’d put it back on homepage for new readers to check out. – Ed. During a particularly unpleasant trip to my podiatrist a few months back, I winced as he deciphered x-rays of my jacked up feet. I’d […] More

  • Biden Admin Announces ‘America the Beautiful’ Conservation Vision

    Biden Admin Announces 'America the Beautiful' Conservation Vision

    Not long after taking office, President Biden issued an executive order to conserve and protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and freshwater and 30 percent of the nation’s seas. It has since been referred to as the 30×30 plan. Other than the goals, little about how the plan will be implemented has been released to […] More

  • How Does Caffeine Affect Cycling Performance?

    How Does Caffeine Affect Cycling Performance?

    Love cycling? Love coffee? Love them both together because it’s great to throw down a double espresso then ride ride ride really fast really far, then have another espresso, and boom, boys, now we’re really flying, faster faster, more riding, what’s a hill, who cares about hills, so fast, legs fell good, another coffee would […] More

  • The Badass Musher Who Beat All Comers

    The Badass Musher Who Beat All Comers

    “The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” Konrad Lorenz There aren’t many sports where women and men are on a precisely level playing field, physiologically speaking. A strength-to-weight ratio may give one gender a narrow advantage in one activity, whereas another sport may favor […] More

  • 20 Cool Things to do in Milwaukee Wisconsin

    20 Cool Things to do in Milwaukee Wisconsin

    Unlike New York or San Francisco, people don’t automatically picture all the cool things to do in Milwaukee. There are so many other American cities to visit first, right? Well, we are about to change your opinion and show you why you should visit Milwaukee! There are so many unique things to do in Milwaukee […] More

  • All About EGOT

    All About EGOT

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript In the United States, there are awards given in many fields of entertainment. For Broadway productions, they have the Tony Awards. Television has the Emmy Awards. Music has the Grammy Awards, and Movies have the […] More

  • When the Destination Is ‘Anywhere But Here’: Trainhopping to Montana

    When the Destination Is 'Anywhere But Here': Trainhopping to Montana

    Sam Fisher, Dennis Leupen, and Luke Garner were out of work because of the pandemic, so they had plenty of time on their hands. They decided to travel from LA to Montana via train. Freight train. Illegal, dangerous, difficult. But also, something so many young people have fantasized about. They’re photographers, filmmakers, and writers, so […] More

  • Fun Games to Play on a Road Trip

    Fun Games to Play on a Road Trip

    Are you busy planning an upcoming road trip? Are you doing all your research to ensure your itinerary hits all the highlights, attractions, and stops along the way? Do you want to be sure that the road trip goes off without a hitch? Planning will of course help ensure there are no surprises, but it’s […] More

  • Huge Marijuana Grow Site Found in Death Valley National Park

    Huge Marijuana Grow Site Found in Death Valley National Park

    The name is impossibly perfect: Jail Canyon. That’s where a 40-acre marijuana growing operation was discovered last week. Park rangers discovered the site after a fly by of the site, to the west side of the Panamint Mountains, and posted an aerial photo to their Facebook page. “Do you notice anything unusual about this image […] More

  • Spectacular wildlife and the strange history of Floreana Island

    Spectacular wildlife and the strange history of Floreana Island

    Home to black sand beaches, sparkling lagoons, and misty highland peaks, the island of Floreana, on the Galápagos, has an extraordinary array of natural attractions. The sixth-largest island in the Galápagos Archipelago is a major draw for wildlife watchers, with biological wonders both on land and below the waves. Aside from its natural allure, Floreana […] More

  • 12 Interesting and Cool Facts About California

    12 Interesting and Cool Facts About California

    Are you planning a trip or a move to the Golden State? California is the place to be. People from all walks of life live in this sunny state, from farmers to tech gurus, even celebrities. How much do you know about California?  For most people, their California knowledge starts and ends with Hollywood. They know that […] More

  • What’s the Deal With Rooftop Tents?

    What's the Deal With Rooftop Tents?

    “Seriously though, these things are kind of ridiculous, right? Is it really that much better than sleeping on the ground?” This was me. I honestly said this to a Yakima rep at Outdoor Retailer a few years ago, standing in front of a rooftop tent (RTT) mounted to a pickup, festooned with overlanding accessories, parked […] More

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript In 1173, the Italian city of Pisa was on top of the world. They were a significant commercial power in Italy, commanded a sizable Mediterranean fleet, and wanted to demonstrate their power to the world.  […] More

  • First Winter Ascent of Mt. Rainier, 1922

    First Winter Ascent of Mt. Rainier, 1922

    When “back in the day” really was back in the day, February 1922 to be precise, Jean and Jacques Landry, Jacques Bergues, and cameraman Charles Perryman made the first winter ascent of Mt. Rainier. The foursome climbed, skinned, climbed some more, and planted an American flag on the summit on a cold but flawless day. […] More

  • 5 Great Ideas for a Golf Holiday

    5 Great Ideas for a Golf Holiday

    Are you in the process of planning your first golf holiday? Have you decided that the best vacation for you is one that combines a beautiful and interesting destination with plenty of golfing opportunities? Mixing sport with fun has long since been a popular holiday theme, and golfing is one of the most widely embraced […] More

  • 5 Cruises from Miami You Won’t Want to Miss

    5 Cruises from Miami You Won't Want to Miss

    While the coronavirus pandemic essentially brought the cruise industry to a screeching halt, it seems that cruises are going to be back in full swing very soon. Prices for a lot of these cruises are also very cheap as companies try to lure back their customers. But with so many cruise options out there, it […] More

  • The Best Australian Road Trip Essentials Checklist

    The Best Australian Road Trip Essentials Checklist

    From the outback to the gold coast, Australia has some of the most incredible landscapes in the world. So why see just one? Road trips allow you to take in everything a country has to offer. And when it comes to this country, you’ll be in awe everywhere you go. But with such an array […] More

  • Appalachian Trail Killer Found Not Guilty After Insanity Plea

    Appalachian Trail Killer Found Not Guilty After Insanity Plea

    In May 2019, along the Appalachian Trail, James L. Jordan fatally stabbed Ronald S. Sanchez Jr., and wounded another hiker, Kirby Morrill, who survived by playing dead. They were in Southwest Virginia, when the attack took place. Jordan was charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with intent to murder. lawyers […] More

  • Canon EOS R5 Review for Travel Photography

    Canon EOS R5 Review for Travel Photography

    In today’s post, I’m going to provide a review of the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera from a professional travel photography viewpoint. I’m going to share my experiences using the camera in the real world, including both what I like about it and things I think could be improved. Some background before we begin. I’m […] More

  • Nudity, Fried Chicken, and a Fifth of Bourbon

    Nudity, Fried Chicken, and a Fifth of Bourbon

    Big Sur has been in the news recently, as plans are made to re-open Highway One after a devastating rockslide took out the only road in or out of the place. That made us think back to this previously published tale of Big Sur backpacking, a newb’s first trip, first solo trip, and still, his […] More

  • The Best of Yosemite National Park

    The Best of Yosemite National Park

    When taking one of our many road trips through California, one of our favourite stops was Yosemite National Park. We had heard so much about it for years and couldn’t wait to see the Half Dome and El Capitan with our own eyes. Located in the Central Sierra Nevada of California Yosemite is known for […] More

  • Genie: The Feral Child

    Genie: The Feral Child

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript In October 1970, a blind woman accidentally entered into a Los Angeles County welfare office with a child in tow.  The staff in the office immediately noticed the odd girl with the woman. She walked […] More

  • The Story of a Man, a Band, His Dog, Vagabonding, and How it All Soothed PTSD

    The Story of a Man, a Band, His Dog, Vagabonding, and How it All Soothed PTSD

    Portland’s Griffin Washburn plays music as Goth Babe. He lives in a camper van, travels with his dog, surfs, camps, snowboards, climbs, just generally does the fun Oregon things. Washburn also suffers from PTSD after a terrifying robbery at the point of a gun. Somehow, the combination of Washburn’s outdoor adventures helps soothe that PTSD. […] More

  • Are You an Adventurous Doctor With Some Free Time This Summer?

    Are You an Adventurous Doctor With Some Free Time This Summer?

    May 3, 2021 Wanted: Are You an Adventurous Doctor With Some Free Time This Summer? This request for a doctor to accompany a cyclist for the Race Across America came through our online editor’s local chatboard. It sounds like an incredible opportunity. Read the blurb below, and if interested, contact [email protected] and he’ll put you […] More

  • This Week in Travel – Episode 277

    This Week in Travel - Episode 277

    This week’s guest is Xiomara Rodriguez, Director of Marketing & Communications at DiscoverPuertoRico.com Topics Discussed Puerto Rica after 2017 Hurricane Maria Infrastructure is back to normal. Tourism and hospitality took advantage of the time after Maria and remodeled and refreshed their properties and attractions. Puerto Rico during the Pandemic The tourism industry was hit really hard, but […] More

  • There Is Now a ‘Smart’ Bike Tube That Talks PSI With Your Phone

    There Is Now a 'Smart' Bike Tube That Talks PSI With Your Phone

    Personally, I don’t use inner tubes anymore. Also, I’m more of a give the tire a quick squeeze and go kind of rider. I don’t even own a separate pressure gauge aside from the cheap one built into my floor pump. So, I’m not really the target market for this new, very fancy inner tube […] More

  • We Blame the Trees for Wildfires, But Whose Fault Is it, Really?

    We Blame the Trees for Wildfires, But Whose Fault Is it, Really?

    Just like you, I live with the fear of wildfire. My southern Oregon town of Ashland nestles against the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains, whose forests become tinder in our hot, dry summers. One lightning strike or tossed cigarette on the wrong windy day, and Ashland could be destroyed as completely as the town of […] More

  • On the Lostine, Farmers and the Nez Perce Work Together to Help Salmon

    On the Lostine, Farmers and the Nez Perce Work Together to Help Salmon

    The Lostine river snakes through the Wallowa range in Oregon before being tripped up by a series of dams in the lowlands. Those dams have decimated the native Chinook salmon population, a story repeated up and down the west coast. But here, members of the Nez Perce tribe and farmers with land abutting the Lostine […] More

  • The Ultimate Guide to Biking Whitefish Montana and Glacier National Park

    Whitefish Trail_Brian Schott

    Whitefish Mountain / Big Mountain Road (15 miles, 1850′ gain) If you consider yourself a road rider in Whitefish, you’re going to climb Whitefish Mountain sooner or later. In part, because it’s a right of passage, but mostly because of its breathtaking views. Along the way, you’ll see Whitefish Lake, Whitefish Mountain, and downtown Whitefish. […] More

  • New York Itinerary – 5 Days in New York City

    New York Itinerary - 5 Days in New York City

    Five days in New York City is the perfect amount of time to see all of the iconic NYC attractions and neighborhoods. Our 5 days in New York itinerary will help you plan an excellent vacation to the Big Apple blending the popular New York City sites with a few lesser-known destinations. After reading on […] More

  • Queen Isabella

    Queen Isabella

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript She was never intended to be a queen. She wasn’t the firstborn and the rules of the time didn’t support her as a woman. Yet through cunning and guile, she managed to take power.  As […] More

  • Best Swimwear For Summer 2021 – Style – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Swimwear For Summer 2021

    2020 sucked. In 2021 I’m allowing myself to dream, thinking about traveling again. I have tentative plans. My diary’s full of the possibility of fun, and the thought of a trip to Lake Comodo, my first potential outing, brings a smile to my face. Auctions Sort By It seems so long since I’ve been able […] More

  • One&Only Portonovi, Europe – Accommodation – Reviews – Luxury Travel Diary

    Review: One&Only Portonovi, Europe

    There is a new playground for luxury hotels in Europe. Montenegro not only houses Aman Sveti Stefan, but just one and a half hours drive along the coast from the Aman, you will find yet another luxury hotel jewel edging the Adriatic sea, One&Only Portonovi. Auctions Sort By Wherever you decide to stay, at a […] More

  • The Best Stops on the Road to Hana, Maui

    The Best Stops on the Road to Hana, Maui

    The world-famous road to Hana is one of the must-do experiences when visiting Maui. It can be overwhelming planning what to see when you have limited time. So we’ve rounded up all The road to Hana stops that we did on Maui’s epic coastal drive. The Road to Hana, aka The Hana Highway, takes you […] More

  • The Battle of Thermopylae

    The Battle of Thermopylae

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript In the year 480 BC, one of the most famous battles in history took place on the shore of the Malian Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Several thousand Greeks held back several hundred thousand Persians, […] More

  • 10 Best Designer Mini Handbags – Style – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    10 Best Designer Mini Handbags

    If you are looking for a luxurious nano leather handbag, look no further. We outline the 10 best designer mini handbags below. Just in case you’re not au fait with our mini gems, these handbags are large enough to fit your purse, a small hairbrush, makeup, and bits. They will fit what you need, without […] More

  • Big Island of Hawaii: 15 Things to Do

    Big Island of Hawaii: 15 Things to Do

    The Big Island of Hawaii not only lives up to its name in size but also in adventure. There are just so many places to see and adventures to be had, you can see why it makes for an epic road trip. A lot of the best things to do on the Big Island of […] More

  • May Day

    May Day

    Transcript Every year of May 1st, people all around the northern hemisphere celebrate the arrival of spring. A day we call May Day. But it is also the day that communist countries held military parades, and the Soviets would show off all of their military strength in public. Mayday is also the international distress signal […] More

  • The Best Road Trips in Florida

    The Best Road Trips in Florida

    If you’re dreaming about heading to Florida for a little vacation, you’re not alone. With a record breaking 120+ million tourists visiting Florida back in 2018, there’s little doubt Florida is one of North America’s most popular places. Between the world class amusement parks, the miles and miles of gorgeous white sand beaches, the lushness […] More

  • Climbers Group Buys Big New Climbing Area in Tennessee

    Climbers Group Buys Big New Climbing Area in Tennessee

    Woodcock Cove is 64 acres of undeveloped land with dozens of climbing routes in eastern Tennessee and now it’s protected after being purchased by the Access Fund and the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. The climbing is on sandstone cliffs, including a freestanding tower 75 feet tall. The area was previously private property, and climbers had an […] More

  • People Have Been Snowboarding in Turkey for 300 Years

    People Have Been Snowboarding in Turkey for 300 Years

    In the Kaçkar Mountains of Turkey, snowboarding is a very old tradition. Well, not like, snowboarding snowboarding, but sliding on the snow on a board, which is the essence of it after all, anyway. This film from Patagonia gets to the ancient fun of the practice. Source link More

  • She Said Trump’s Land Abuses Can’t Stand—Now She’s Tapped To Knock ‘Em Down

    She Said Trump's Land Abuses Can't Stand—Now She's Tapped To Knock 'Em Down

    When Adventure Journal last spoke to Tracy Stone-Manning in September, we wanted her take on William Perry Pendley, the mustachioed ex-oil lobbyist who had been calling the shots at the Bureau of Land Management for the previous 14 months, despite never being confirmed by the Senate. A federal judge had just ruled that Pendley’s tenure […] More

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