Adventure

By Everett Potter So you’ve always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) but you just don’t have the time? Then speak with Jeffrey H. Ryan, the author of Appalachian Odyssey. His subtitle says it all: A 28 Year Hike on America’s Trail. Your read that right. Of course, he hasn’t been

By Everett Potter Whitewater rafting on wild river rapids is an exhilarating outdoor pursuit. But is it really only for thrill-seekers who also happen to be uber-fit athletes? We spoke with two of the country’s leading rafting companies to dispel five myths about the sport. 1. River rafting is only

By William Triplett I suppose it’s not surprising that someone who’s always been a little suspicious of cruises might sign up for his first with a company called UnCruise Adventures. Emphasis on the “un,” as in unlike a lot of normal cruises involving a massive ship and easily a couple

By Jules Older  From 1972 to 1986, I lived in New Zealand. In the winter of 1981, this normally peaceful country was torn asunder by, of all things, a rugby match. The government of the day had allowed the Springboks, apartheid South Africa’s national rugby team, to tour New Zealand,

By David McKay Wilson A lifelong skier, I always dreamed of being the guy with a place on the mountain. Park my car for the weekend. Walk to the lifts. Ski home at day’s end. Light the fire, pour myself an IPA and call it a day. But with a

Guest post by Katie Losey 1. Ivory is lame unless it’s on an elephant. Help us convince the world of that. The consumer has the power. Refuse to buy ivory. Ivory trinkets are not keepsakes. They are the death sentence for a remarkable creature and their production contributes to the

  By Stevenson Swanson As I left the aerial tram at the summit of Jay Peak for the first time, I found myself engulfed in what I had assumed was a bit of fanciful local lore—the “Jay Cloud.” This is the meteorological phenomenon that is said to linger over the

By Kim McHugh Perhaps your spouse (partner, lover, main squeeze) is as fanatical as you are about racking up thousands of vertical feet. Or maybe you’re looking to boost his/her enthusiasm for skiing or snowboarding. So put your gear in the rack, slip in a John Legend CD and head

By Jules Older Fear: An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Frenemy: Someone with whom one is freendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. Translation: We hate fear, but it can be our best friend. So, yes, fear

By Steve Jermanok I always bring hiking boots when traveling to Phoenix, because it’s arguably the best city in the country for day hikes. There are some 200 miles of trails in the Phoenix park system including short summits like Piestewa that are ideally suited for a 2-hour lunch break.