Folks You Should Know

5 Long-Standing Fishing Records Just Begging to Be Broken

5 Long-Standing Fishing Records Just Begging to Be Broken

More than 150 fish species are included Fisherman’s View‘s list of the largest specimens ever caught. Some of these records have remained untouched for decades ― so if you’re looking to do a little fishing and make some history, be sure to put these species on your to-catch list. We’ve [...]

Seattle’s Best Outdoor Gear Stores (That Aren’t REI)

Seattle’s Best Outdoor Gear Stores (That Aren’t REI)

Few cities can match Seattle’s devoted following of outdoor lovers. The city is home to REI, one of the country’s largest and most reputable providers of recreational clothing and equipment. And its flagship store (located in the Lake Union neighborhood) attracts millions of visitors every year. But for the record, [...]

Interview with Scott West: Director of Intelligence and Investigations for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, USA

Interview with Scott West: Director of Intelligence and Investigations for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, USA

The world’s environment is rapidly changing. And for those who follow conservation issues know that the ocean’s ecosystem is forever endanger due to human footprint. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is most popularly known through the Animal Planet’s Whale Wars television series. But there is much more than meets the [...]

DockDogs: Extreme Sports for Your Four-Legged Friend

DockDogs: Extreme Sports for Your Four-Legged Friend

Big Air. Extreme Vertical. Speed Retrieve. If you think these sound like the names of action sports competitions, you’re totally right. Except these are action sports for dogs. Welcome to DockDogs, the fastest growing canine-oriented water sport. If you have yet to experience the excitement of a DockDog competition, you’re [...]

Wheelie For Water: How the Bicycle Wheelie World Record Holder Gets Water for People In Africa

Wheelie For Water: How the Bicycle Wheelie World Record Holder Gets Water for People In Africa

Chris Barnett is rockin’ a charity called Wheelie for Water. It’s a campaign at Charity: Water. This is the real deal guys. I see so many charities talking about getting food to starving children but what about water. Water is the essence of life. You can’t live without it. Charity [...]

Climbing the Highest Mountain in the World without Sight: An interview with one of the Blind Man’s Guides

Climbing the Highest Mountain in the World without Sight: An interview with one of the Blind Man’s Guides

On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind man to reach the most daunting summit in the world; Mount Everest. This incredible man was guided by another incredible man named Chris Morris (currently a physical trainer at Mountain Edge Fitness, Boulder, CO). I was lucky enough to interview [...]

The Best Dog Breeds for Different Summer Activities

The Best Dog Breeds for Different Summer Activities

While we’re not trying to suggest that one dog breed is superior to another (that’s just asking for hatemail), the fact is that some mutts are genetically or anatomically predisposed to certain activities. You wouldn’t send in a Pomeranian to rescue stranded skiers, would you? Everybody knows that’s Bernese mountain [...]

Top 7 Coolest, Most Outdoorsy Jobs in America

Top 7 Coolest, Most Outdoorsy Jobs in America

When you think of the coolest jobs out there, the ones that take you places, give you new exciting experiences, bring you to sights which your breath away, do you imagine them being office jobs? Probably not. It’s the outdoor jobs that give you all that and more. So without [...]

6 Steepest Hill Races in the World

6 Steepest Hill Races in the World

Very few runners or cyclists would claim that hills are their favourite type of terrain. Hills are usually the most dreaded part of a race, and “fast, flat course” has become a favorite marketing line for race directors and promoters. But there is a special breed of athletes out there: [...]

Cool U.S. Breweries You Should Visit This Summer

Cool U.S. Breweries You Should Visit This Summer

One of the best things about this country is the sheer abundance of microbreweries offering flavorful ales, tasty food, and care-free ambiance — especially during the dog days of summer. Here are some of our favorites from coast-to-coast. Brooklyn Brewery, (New York, N.Y.) This establishment is a popular fixture of [...]