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The World of Birds in 35 Colorful Images

The World of Birds in 35 Colorful Images

With more than 10,000 identified species, birds make up one of the most diverse animal classes on Earth. To celebrate our fine feathered friends, we’ve compiled a gallery of photos of birds doing what they do best. And don’t you go saying that bird-watching is a nerdy pastime… did you [...]

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 [...]

The Grid and the Future of Energy

A friend of mine once told me how to hijack cars in the badlands of Tanzania; roll a large boulder in the middle of a deteriorating road forcing the driver to choose between a large pothole, going head on with the rock, or getting out and getting hijacked.

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.

5 Fantastic Travel Accessories You Never Knew Existed

5 Fantastic Travel Accessories You Never Knew Existed

Toothbrush? Check. iPod? Check. What else are you forgetting? Well, chances are, you haven’t thought to bring along any of the items on this list. None of them are over-the-top expensive — and all

Japanese Climber Gets Emergency Evac from Everest

Japanese Climber Gets Emergency Evac from Everest

Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki, who we told you about last week, had to be airlifted off Everest this past Sunday. The 30-year old mountaineer had been attempting to summit the tallest mountain on the planet when he contracted severe frostbite on his hands, feet and face.

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.

Where to Find the Best Deals for Gear

Where to Find the Best Deals for Gear

It seems like websites claiming great deals on outdoor gear are popping up everywhere lately. The task of sifting through all of them to find the best deal can be daunting. So, here are our

The 5 Friendliest Cities for Cycling (and 2 That Are Downright Rude)

The 5 Friendliest Cities for Cycling (and 2 That Are Downright Rude)

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, cyclists play a key role in today’s urban dynamic. A handful of American cities have taken proactive measures to ensure cooperation between those who travel on two wheels, two axles and two

It’s Official: Lance Armstrong Stripped of All Seven Tour de France Titles

It’s Official: Lance Armstrong Stripped of All Seven Tour de France Titles

After months of allegations and weeks of speculation, it is now official. The International Cycling Union (UCI) has officially stripped Lance Armstrong of all seven of his Tour de France titles