Articles written by: Brad Nehring

5 Fantastic Travel Accessories You Never Knew Existed

5 Fantastic Travel Accessories You Never Knew Existed

Toothbrush? Check. iPod? Check. What else are you forgetting? Well, chances are, you haven’t thought to bring along any of the items on this list. None of them are over-the-top expensive — and all

The 5 Friendliest Cities for Cycling (and 2 That Are Downright Rude)

The 5 Friendliest Cities for Cycling (and 2 That Are Downright Rude)

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, cyclists play a key role in today’s urban dynamic. A handful of American cities have taken proactive measures to ensure cooperation between those who travel on two wheels, two axles and two

7 Great Cold-Weather Sleeping Bags

7 Great Cold-Weather Sleeping Bags

Feel that nip in the air? It should tell you that the cold seasons are upon us. But recreators shouldn’t be deterred from overnight excursions in the outdoors just because the temperature is (extremely) low. Pick up one of these cold-weather sleeping bags, and you’ll sleep like a hibernating bear [...]

7 Brutal (Yet True) Stories of Winter Survival

7 Brutal (Yet True) Stories of Winter Survival

Just about every outdoorsy individual has at least one good survival story, but most of them don’t hold a candle to this list of harrowing, death-defying tales.

American Foliage: 20 Colorful Images of Autumn in the USA

American Foliage: 20 Colorful Images of Autumn in the USA

Sure, the fall season typically brings gloomy skies, chilly breezes and relatively high heating bills. But as a trade-off, autumn months in the United States are arguably the most vibrant, picturesque time of year. And as this list proves, the phenomenon is not limited to New England.

5 Insane Corn Mazes People Actually Built This Year

5 Insane Corn Mazes People Actually Built This Year

Whether it’s hot apple cider and pumpkin pie or the chance to dress in the most ridiculous outfits imaginable, the autumn season has special significance for everyone. For explorer types, nothing is more appealing about fall than the opportunity to navigate a corn maze.

3 Great Hikes for Kids in the Northwest

3 Great Hikes for Kids in the Northwest

The summer is over and a new school year has begun, but the fall season shouldn’t stop you and your little ones from squeezing in a couple more day hikes (especially while the weather is pleasant). The Pacific Northwest offers a multitude of kid-friendly excursions

The 5 Best Books About Hiking

The 5 Best Books About Hiking

Men and women have been walking around for thousands of years – and occasionally, one of them produces a literary masterpiece based on their experiences. The entries on this list are about much more than putting

The Best 5 Tents for Rainy Camping

The Best 5 Tents for Rainy Camping

Every Northwest resident knows that once those rain clouds appear, it may be awhile before the sunshine returns. Should this deter us from outdoor adventures? Of course not! The catch is that you may need

Hunting Season Safety Tips for (Adamant) Hikers

Hunting Season Safety Tips for (Adamant) Hikers

  Unfortunately, the threat of rain isn’t a hiker’s biggest concern during the autumn months — a period known to many simply as ‘hunting season’. Every year, a hiker loses his or her life to a hunter’s bullet, and