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The 7 Best Seasonal Winter Beers

The 7 Best Seasonal Winter Beers

This year’s holiday stressers range from picking out the perfect present for your picky sister, to avoiding Aunt Pam’s permanent bleu cheese stench. However, fear not little holiday lover, here is a list that will only serve to make your holidays especially merry, and bright. Here is a list of [...]

The 5 Things you Missed at the Portland Alpine Festival

The 5 Things you Missed at the Portland Alpine Festival

Last week, the Mazamas — a membership-based mountaineering organization that “ promotes mountaineering through education, climbing, hiking, fellowship, safety, and the protection of mountain environments” – had their annual Portland Alpine Festival. It’s a week long party, honoring their members accomplishments  and a heritage of climbing mountains with film screenings, clinics and [...]

How to Pick, Cut, and Care For the Perfect Christmas Tree

How to Pick, Cut, and Care For the Perfect Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season to go all Clark Griswold, pack up the family, and hit up your local tree farm. When you’re picking out that most sacred of holiday accoutrements, preference is always key. However, there are some things to keep in mind while doing so. Here are a few tips [...]

6 Awesome Overwater Bungalows

6 Awesome Overwater Bungalows

If sleeping in an intimate cabin nestled above the warm tropical ocean sounds like your version of paradise, then these overwater bungalows ― while a little on the pricy side ― will offer everything you could ask for in an accommodation. Casa Ventanas Located on the private island of Cayo [...]

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Adventure Racing World Championships Get Underway in Costa Rica

Over the weekend, one of the most demanding and exciting sporting events on the planet got underway in Costa Rica. That country is playing host to the Adventure Racing World Championships, a competition that will pit some of the best endurance athletes in the world against one another on a [...]

How the Latest Super Typhoon Compares to Previous Storms

How the Latest Super Typhoon Compares to Previous Storms

Since Super Typhoon Haiyan (aka ‘Yolanda’) began swirling over the Pacific Ocean, scientists have described the Category 5 storm as the one of the most powerful, most destructive weather events in recorded history. But superlatives hardly begin to describe its overall impact. Let’s first look at Haiyan’s speed. According to [...]

5 Things You Should Know About the New ‘Monsanto Protection Law’

5 Things You Should Know About the New ‘Monsanto Protection Law’

While red and pink equal signs distracted America’s attention, a less sexy bill slipped its way into law on Thursday; but unlike Supreme Court rulings, America could have influenced this outcome. That is no longer. On Thursday, March 28th, food giant Monsanto landed a big victory with the passage of [...]

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Explorers Taking 18,000-Mile Road Trip to the ‘Pole of Cold’

In the expedition world, the North and South Pole mark two of the most extreme places on our planet. Both are known for being difficult to reach, with explorers facing dangerously cold temperatures, consistently high winds, fierce blizzards and a myriad of other challenges just to stand at 90° north [...]

9 Christmas Gifts for the Runner in Your Life

9 Christmas Gifts for the Runner in Your Life

We are quickly approaching the 2013 Christmas shopping season, as sales ads and e-coupons continue to bombard our mailbox, inbox, and Web pages.  If you are looking for ideas on holiday gifts for runners, there are a number of excellent options. Energy Gels Athletes typically consume a large amount of [...]

Interview: Brendan Leonard Outdoor Writer

Interview: Brendan Leonard Outdoor Writer

Brendan Leonard is a professional dirtbag. When he’s not managing his blog Semirad, he’s out pursuing his everyman dream of climbing as many days as there is sunshine. He recently teamed up with production company Duct Tape Then Beer for an inspiring and motivating video that has been sweeping the outdoor [...]