We all know how tough it can be to find the right gifts during the Holiday season. The following items are unique, hand-made, and examples of the finest craftsmanship. Even that person who seems to have everything probably doesn’t have these.
These days, screens are a staple of our culture. Because of the constant distractions caused by our phones, computers, and televisions we are forced into sedentary, often hedonistic lifestyles. According to the Council for Research Excellence, the average American spends about 8.5 hours in front of a screen every day.
There are places where the waters of a hot spring – normally so scalding hot that you’d die if you went in – intersect with a cool river. The confluence of hot and cold creates pleasant waters in which to bathe, called a hot pot (not to be confused with [...]
Climbing can be one of the most physically demanding activities this planet has to offer. Not only does it take absolute brute strength in almost every muscle of your body, but you also need the stamina of five oxen to keep moving during long and tough climbs
And why not? For more than 150 years, winter enthusiasts have been drawn to Telemark skiing. This hybrid activity combines the free-heel technique of cross-country skiing with the high speeds and steep slopes
Though the practice of ice climbing dates back to 19th century European mountaineering techniques, the activity has generated a sizable following in the United States. Here are some of the premium ice-climbing locales found west of the Atlantic.
Whether you are visiting a high-altitude city or climbing to the summit of a massive mountain, altitude sickness is a common, but potentially dangerous condition. For people who have spent the majority of their
If plunging into icy water sounds appealing, you’re definitely not alone. Every year, a large number of brave (and possibly insane) men and women endure the harsh elements to take part in polar bear swims.
Ever wonder what it would be like to replace the safety of a firm, stable campground with the life-threatening danger of camping on a cliff face? For many, the mere thought of