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Skiing in Eastern Europe

Skiing in Eastern Europe

Most people flock to the slopes of Western Europe for their ski vacations. For a cheaper and more adventurous option, check out these Eastern European skiing hotspots! Bulgaria This former Soviet Republic is slowly making a name for itself in the world of winter sports enthusiasts. Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo [...]

Climbing the World’s 7 Summits

Climbing the World’s 7 Summits

Summiting the tallest mountain on a continent is one of the world’s greatest achievements, but completing all 7 is rare adventure only for the most daring of people. Here is a list of the tallest mountains on each of the 7 continents.

Winter Rafting: Are You Insane Enough?

Winter Rafting: Are You Insane Enough?

There’s a difference between hardcore and insane. Hardcore meets dangerous challenges, insane seeks them out. Hardcore is met with respect; insane is met with friends divvying up your CD collection.

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

Leave No Trace: Promoting a Collective Conscience

Leave No Trace: Promoting a Collective Conscience

At a time when our National Parks are starving for resources, many look to non-profit programs like Leave No Trace to fill in the gaps. But the dangers facing our national parks today can’t be solved by politely asking people to remember to pick up their trash. We need a [...]

The Arctic Ice Meltdown of 2012: What You Need to Know

The Arctic Ice Meltdown of 2012: What You Need to Know

Here’s what’s going on: chunks of glaciers several times the size of Manhattan are ripping free from Greenland; what can change from solid to liquid in the Arctic is rapidly doing so; 2012 is on track to become the hottest year ever in the lower 48.

Ticks 101

Ticks 101

Of all the critters one may encounter in the woods, ticks are among the most dreaded. The Centers for Disease Control lists 10 different diseases carried and spread by American ticks alone,

Grand to Grand Ultra Endurance Race Begins Sunday

Grand to Grand Ultra Endurance Race Begins Sunday

A unique new endurance race is scheduled to get underway Sunday, September 23 as runners take to the starting line for the inaugural Grand to Grand Ultra. The seven day event will pit some of the top long distance runners in the world against one another on a 168 mile [...]

5 Types of Knife Blades

5 Types of Knife Blades

There are times when the phrase “the cutting edge” should be taken literally. It’s easy to become enamored with the wide variety of blades that

American Bison Restoration: No Easy Task for the National Wildlife Federation

American Bison Restoration: No Easy Task for the National Wildlife Federation

History has not been kind to the American bison. Though as many as 40 million bison roamed the Great Plains when European explorers first arrived, the herds were decimated in the centuries that followed. By 1900, only 1,000