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Wows and Vows: Planning a Wedding in Telluride

Wows and Vows: Planning a Wedding in Telluride November 28, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Colorado, General, Romantic | Read More
Looking over the valley and scanning across it to a skyline of 13,000 foot peaks, surrounded by aspen leaves quaking in the breeze, we knew we had finally found our spot. Not just our perfect getaway, but the place to become husband and wife, and to share our celebration with our closest friends and...

Arctic Diving in Greenland

Arctic Diving in Greenland June 5, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Denmark, Offbeat | Read More
Taking a diving trip in tropical waters can be very enjoyable, but it takes a real sense of adventure to dive the icy, blue waters that surround the largest island in the world. When you dive Greenland, you will be venturing where only a handful of divers have ever been. The 1,646 mile long island, which...

Gear for the Adventurous Traveler – Osprey’s Shuttle 32 and Stratos 24 Pack

Gear for the Adventurous Traveler – Osprey’s Shuttle 32 and Stratos 24 Pack February 15, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Gear Guide | Read More
There’s a classic gear problem for the adventurous traveler: You’re an active type who relishes the opportunity to hike, trail run, scramble, mountain bike and generally play hard on your upcoming trip. But, you’ve also got camera equipment, your iPad/iPhone, a neck pillow, a giant bag of peanut...

“Frozen Planet” Causes Boom in Arctic Tourism

“Frozen Planet” Causes Boom in Arctic Tourism January 17, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
We can understand why so many British people are heading to on polar expeditions on cruise ships. Have you seen how cute those polar bears are? Seems “polar cruises” have become a popular choice for Brits who enjoy the hit BBC show Frozen Planet. The show chronicles the extreme living conditions...

Hard Days, Soft Nights in North Lake Tahoe

Hard Days, Soft Nights in North Lake Tahoe October 26, 2011 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
North Lake Tahoe traditionally has been the place for NorCal residents to play in summer and winter, with the best ski resorts in the region, great biking and hiking trails, and several fun small towns with a smattering of decent bars and restaurants. But, except for old standbys like the Resort at Squaw...

Motorcycle + Toilet. The Ultimate Travel Vehicle?

Motorcycle + Toilet. The Ultimate Travel Vehicle? October 20, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
This might just be over the top. Hopefully it just doesn’t overflow. Yes, Japan’s largest toilet maker, TOTO, has created a motorcycle called the Toilet Bike Neo that is powdered completely by human waste. You read that correctly: human waste. But it doesn’t stop there (no matter how...

Plenty of Hotels Offer Rental Bikes; Now, Skateboards

Plenty of Hotels Offer Rental Bikes; Now, Skateboards August 4, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Finally, we don’t have to use those pesky bikes to get around on vacation anymore. Well, at least when we’re staying at the Nolitan in NYC. The new “luxury boutique hotel”, which opened mid-July in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan (that’s ‘North of Little Italy’...

Next Time You Extend Your Honeymoon, Tell Your Family

Next Time You Extend Your Honeymoon, Tell Your Family July 26, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Yeah, sometimes it pays to check in with family. Especially when you tell everyone before you leave town that you’ll be back on a certain day, and then not only do you not return that day, but you are gone for another three weeks. Hopefully UK newlyweds Ben and Caroline Davies have learned their...

This Place Exists: Mount Roraima

This Place Exists: Mount Roraima May 6, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Central & South America, Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you thought Four Corners was impressive, wait till you hear about Mt Roraima. The massive mountain stands at the meeting place of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, and sits in Canaima National Park. Its massive cliff face rises 1,500 sheet feet above the forest floor. Although the ascent is insane,...

The Most Badass Walkway in the World

The Most Badass Walkway in the World May 6, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Asia, China, Travel News | Read More
You don’t need to be a mountain climber to scale cliffs anymore, apparently. It isn’t a via ferrata, either: Chinese workers in Yueyang, in the province of Hunan, are building one of the scariest walkways ever. Workers known as “spidermen” are risking their lives every day to build a scenic...
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