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How Exercise Makes Us Smarter: Ruminations from Dr. John Ratey, author of “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”

How Exercise Makes Us Smarter: Ruminations from Dr. John Ratey, author of “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”

Back in the ’90s researchers discovered that exercise not only prevented the onset of cognitive decline, but it actually makes our brains grow. Dr. John Ratey wrote a book about it called Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (pick up a copy, it’s great). We called [...]

2013′s Swiss Watch Collection

2013′s Swiss Watch Collection

A timepiece should be sturdy enough to handle the pressures of the board room as well as the top of a mountain. That’s what we had in mind when we designed this year’s line of watches and the moment has now arrived to release them into the wild. Introducing out [...]

No New Routes On Everest This Spring

No New Routes On Everest This Spring

Today will be a busy day on the world’s tallest mountain as the first commercial climbers of the year make their way to the summit of Mt. Everest. As has been the case for most of the past 60 years, they’ll all be climbing along the two standard routes up [...]

Disc Golf: Sport or Sideshow

Disc Golf: Sport or Sideshow

Disc golf, Frolf, Frisbee golf; call it what you want, just don’t call it a fad. I reached out to the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) to get the scoop on which direction the disc flies and the direction that has taken this sport from obscurity to borderline mainstream. The [...]

5 Places to Hang your Hammock In Vermont

5 Places to Hang your Hammock In Vermont

By Carolyn Dean Staff Writer The state of Vermont may be small but packs major punch when it comes to all things outdoors. Vermont is most known for being dedicated to conserving the vitality of its people and land as well as being a leader in important environmental and human [...]

Agritourism – The Next Big Colorado Attraction?

Agritourism – The Next Big Colorado Attraction?

Dude ranches, vineyards and hay rides may be just the tip of the iceberg in Colorado as the state ramps up to increase tourism through promoting farms, ranches and other agricultural attractions as destinations. The Colorado Tourism Office and Department of Agriculture released an Agritourism Strategic Plan on April 25 [...]

History’s High Altitude Battles

History’s High Altitude Battles

High altitude doesn’t present difficulties to just mountaineers. For centuries, armies have fought on mountain passes across the world, adapting their tactics to the alpine environment. As Wikipedia ominously describes, soldiers fighting in mountains have to survive, “not only combat with the enemy but also the extreme weather and dangerous [...]

$20 Hammock Stands

$20 Hammock Stands

Hammocking is great for camping adventures, but it’s also great for lounging. Having a hammock in the back yard can be a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors without going far. Unfortunately, many backyards lack the trees to allow for hammocking. That is when $20 hammock stands become [...]

YeeeHaaaaa! 13 Destinations for Colorado Ziplines.

YeeeHaaaaa! 13 Destinations for Colorado Ziplines.

Everyone knows about Colorado skiing, but once the snow melts and spring runoff calms, summer calls visitors and locals alike to the mountains, trails and, for the adventurous, ziplines. Buena Vista – This small and often mispronounced town (hint – it’s not Spanish) boasts Ava’s Zip Line Tours, with seven [...]

National Fishing and Boating Week: Q & A with Stephanie Vatalaro

National Fishing and Boating Week: Q & A with Stephanie Vatalaro

The kids are off to soccer practice, mom’s gardening, and dad is out golfing. Sounds like a pretty outdoorsy family, right? Maybe so, but none of these activities are done as an actual family. While these are all great activities, they general attract a certain age or gender group. That means [...]