Healthy Living

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 [...]

6 of the Best Ski Town Restaurants

6 of the Best Ski Town Restaurants

While most of us visit ski resorts for the terrain and not the accouterments, it is always nice to stumble upon especially delicious food. Here is a list of ski towns that actually are blessed with amazing restaurants. Matsuhisa Chef Nobu Matsuhisu, has done it again. Bringing fresh Japanese ingredients [...]

North America’s Moose Populations Are Dying Off, and No One Knows Why

North America’s Moose Populations Are Dying Off, and No One Knows Why

For the last two decades, wildlife officials have noted a steady, mysterious decline in moose populations throughout North America. Now, as moose numbers hit a critical low, scientists are scrambling to uncover the culprit. Moose in Minnesota have taken the hardest hit. As recently as the 1990s, two separate populations [...]

5 Ways to Eat for Outdoor Activities During the Holidays

5 Ways to Eat for Outdoor Activities During the Holidays

Eating healthily and sticking to a workout schedule can be difficult during anytime of the year but around the holidays it can seem damn near impossible. Lucky for you, we’ve got five tips that will encourage you to eat well, stay active, and get through the holidays with your midsection [...]

Certifications: What to Consider

Certifications: What to Consider

SPI, WFA, SRT, BASAR, SCUBA…These are just a few of the myriad certifications marketed to people who work and recreate outdoors. Certifications can feel like a blackhole, slowly sucking in all of your time and money, but not all certifications are created equally. Here are some certifications that are worth [...]

Top Downhill Ski Gear for 2013-2014

Top Downhill Ski Gear for 2013-2014

Tired of your old skis? It’s time to stick your poles into the ground and treat yourself to something new. If you’re in the market for a new pair of skis, boots or maybe a full-on outfit then you’ve come to the right place. Get your credit cards ready and [...]

The Nation’s 8 Coolest City Parks

The Nation’s 8 Coolest City Parks

The United States is home to some truly stunning urban parks. Here are some of our coast-to-coast favorites. Audubon Park (New Orleans) Formerly used as a colonial plantation and a staging area for Civil War troops (both Union and Confederate), this 340-acre park was commissioned in 1871 and named after [...]

Share the Road, and Your Bike: Bike Share Programs Across the U.S.

Share the Road, and Your Bike: Bike Share Programs Across the U.S.

For some, bike share program bikes are a good tourist indicator. But for others, people see the uniquely designed bikes roaming their streets as a social revolution, as an alternative to congested streets and inactive lifestyles. Although biking around town isn’t a new idea, bike share programs are a relatively [...]

21 Gorgeous Portraits of U.S. Wildlife

21 Gorgeous Portraits of U.S. Wildlife

No one’s disputing that the savannas of Africa, jungles of Southeast Asia, and rainforests of Latin America are all home to some exquisitely exotic wildlife. But the fact is that the U.S. boasts some pretty cool fauna, as well. Here are some eye-popping images of stateside animals doing what they [...]

The Curiously Strong, Altoids Breath-Mint Fire Starter

The Curiously Strong, Altoids Breath-Mint Fire Starter

I don’t care what the survival gurus of reality TV told you. It’s impossible to create flame with a couple of wet noodles, the braided hair of a Labrador, and positive thoughts. These guys care more about building ratings than building a fire. If you’ve plenty of time, and perfect [...]