Articles written by: Brad Nehring

Declining Snowboard Sales Suggest the Hobby Is in a Serious Slump

Declining Snowboard Sales Suggest the Hobby Is in a Serious Slump

A recent article from Boston Globe correspondent Tony Chamberlain seems to confirm what snowboarding industry insiders have known for several years: the sport is in major decline. Twenty years ago, the popularity of snowboarding was growing by leaps and bounds every year. According to Chamberlain, snowboarders represented 7.7 percent of [...]

Delicious, Organic Holiday Desserts

Delicious, Organic Holiday Desserts

The holidays are a time for giving―and eating. If you’re going to put on a few pounds this month, then here are a few recipes that will help you gain weight the organic way. Farmer Cheese Balls –2 pounds farmer cheese –1 cup semolina –3 eggs –½ lemon, grated –1 [...]

Cool Accommodations: Swanky Hotels in the World’s Coldest Cities

Cool Accommodations: Swanky Hotels in the World’s Coldest Cities

It’s natural to crave warm environs this time of year, but if you’ve ever been curious about visiting the coldest places on the planet, then at least make sure you’ve got a cozy room waiting for you at the end of the day. Grand Hotel Rica in Oslo, Norway Scandinavia [...]

The Best Snowshoes for Men and Women

The Best Snowshoes for Men and Women

Some ski and others ride ― but for a few of us, this time of year marks the start of snowshoeing season. If you’re in the market for a new pair of snowshoes this year, we’ve listed some of the highest rated men’s and women’s models from three of the [...]

6 Awesome Overwater Bungalows

6 Awesome Overwater Bungalows

If sleeping in an intimate cabin nestled above the warm tropical ocean sounds like your version of paradise, then these overwater bungalows ― while a little on the pricy side ― will offer everything you could ask for in an accommodation. Casa Ventanas Located on the private island of Cayo [...]

How the Latest Super Typhoon Compares to Previous Storms

How the Latest Super Typhoon Compares to Previous Storms

Since Super Typhoon Haiyan (aka ‘Yolanda’) began swirling over the Pacific Ocean, scientists have described the Category 5 storm as the one of the most powerful, most destructive weather events in recorded history. But superlatives hardly begin to describe its overall impact. Let’s first look at Haiyan’s speed. According to [...]

7 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

7 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Restaurant gift cards, books, and DVDs are all well and good. But if you want to reward your friends and family members with gifts that will bring a smile to their face and lend Mother Earth a hand, then check out our list of eco-friendly items before you kick off [...]

Interpol and the U.N. Have Created an International Environmental Crime-fighting Agency, and It’s Pretty Rad

Interpol and the U.N. Have Created an International Environmental Crime-fighting Agency, and It’s Pretty Rad

Most people over the age of 25 remember Captain Planet, an animated, eco-crime fighting superhero unleashed by the collective power of five rings, each worn by a teenager who hailed from a different continent (there apparently wasn’t enough in the budget for an Australian member). The “elemental warrior” combated toxic [...]

Here’s How You Can Help Typhoon Victims in Southeast Asia

Here’s How You Can Help Typhoon Victims in Southeast Asia

In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s destructive landfall in the Philippines, relief organizations across the globe have collectively spearheaded a massive effort to aid survivors and restore order to the chaos. Various estimates indicate that roughly 11 million Filipino men, women, and children have been affected by the storm. [...]

Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief: Interview With W4W Founder, Jon Rose

Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief: Interview With W4W Founder, Jon Rose

On Friday, Nov. 8, the most powerful typhoon in recorded history made its first landfall in the Philippines. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council claims at least 1,774 people have died since Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the island nation; this number is expected to rise considerably over the [...]