Articles written by: Steve Andrews

Top Scuba Diving Sites in North America

Top Scuba Diving Sites in North America

There are no shortage of places to go scuba diving in Canada, the US, Mexico, and The Caribbean. From the tropical islands to the frigid north, the diversity of terrain and sea life is as varied as it gets on this planet. From coral reefs to sunken ships, the dive [...]

The Epic Pass and Epic Race: A Globe Trotting Trek to Earn a Lifetime Season Pass

The Epic Pass and Epic Race: A Globe Trotting Trek to Earn a Lifetime Season Pass

With winter just around the corner, now is the time to put your plans together for where to go this season.  Before you know it, the warmth of spring will be melting the snow, and those deep powder days will have come and gone for yet another year. But making [...]

2014 Splitboard Roundup

2014 Splitboard Roundup

Each year more and more people are discovering the allure that comes with splitboarding.  The ability to turn your board into an uphill propulsion vehicle allows you to go anywhere on snow without the need of a chairlift or snowmobile. The quiet air, great exercise, and unlimited powder create the [...]

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Appoints New Executive Director/CEO

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Appoints New Executive Director/CEO

Volunteers carrying the duty of maintaining the Appalachian Trail have a new leader for the organization that oversees the maintenance and preservation of one of North America’s most cherished hiking routes.  Ronald J. Tipton was recently announced to be new executive director and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), [...]

How to Read Nautical Charts – 3 Easy Tips for Better Clarity

How to Read Nautical Charts – 3 Easy Tips for Better Clarity

Many of us receive the call for exploration from those inner chords in our gut.  Like a thirst that can’t be quenched, we are always seeking new ways to discover the world around us. No method of travel offers as much freedom as one can attain on a boat.  Once [...]

4 Successful Spearfishing Tips

4 Successful Spearfishing Tips

Spearfishing can be a very exciting activity, bridging the gap between man and beast as you are up close in the elements, navigating the same waters as your foe.  Under the water, you are immersed in the undersea world as you come head to head with the very fish you [...]

7 Great National Parks for Mountain Biking

7 Great National Parks for Mountain Biking

The life of a mountain biker can sometimes be frustrating.  Being a smaller niche group of the population, many times our needs are overlooked to a broader scope of the population.  Many local clubs have been successful in lobbying land owners and managers to allow trails to be built, but [...]

6 Must-See National Parks on the Pacific Coast

6 Must-See National Parks on the Pacific Coast

Large, remote, protected, and stunningly beautiful.  That’s about all these parks share in common.  All of the other characteristics can be considered unique and special to each individual park. Despite being home to major urban centers such as LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and even Tijuana, the Pacific Coast is also [...]

How to Use an Ice Axe

How to Use an Ice Axe

Summer Mountaineering in Whistler and the Coast Mountains will almost always include travel on snow and ice.  This can make the terrain very difficult to navigate if you do not have the proper equipment. While other equipment is also necessary, one of the most important tools that you can have [...]

7 Important Questions to Ask Before Traveling in the Backcountry

7 Important Questions to Ask Before Traveling in the Backcountry

As you begin what hopefully is a long, exciting life pursuing different mountain peaks, it is important that you start off on the right foot. Being conscious of several key elements will greatly improve your chances of a smooth running trip. We compiled a list of questions that you should [...]