By Alexander Lobrano When a rooster crows, the French transcribe the sound it makes as cocorico. Even after living in France for over thirty years, I’ve never quite been able to retool my SONY Walkman ruined Connecticut-born ears to hear that. Mais peu importe, (But that’s of no importance, or, in more

By Larry Olmsted The new generation multi-mountain passes are the best deals in winter sports, and every year they are introduced right now at the lowest prices of the season, with incentives to encourage early sales. If you are going to buy one you might as well do it early, because

By Monique Burns  We Easterners like to think we’ve got the best of everything.  And, if we don’t, we can always hop a plane and cross “The Pond” to Europe.  I’m probably as provincial—and Eurocentric—as the next Easterner.  Luckily, earlier in my career, I spent a lot of time out

By Everett Potter Airstream fanatics are an exceptionally loyal bunch and anything the company makes has a built-in audience. So when the 80 plus year old company reintroduced its smallest model, the Basecamp, in 2016, there was a lot of buzz among #vanlife enthusiasts. The same could be said for

By Julie Snyder The Portland food scene is a deep dive into deliciousness. When my husband, Joe, and I moved here nearly five years ago, we were drooling with anticipation, especially after 14 years in a small-town Nevada gastronomic desert. We quickly discovered not only a fertile food landscape but

Story and photos by Michael Kiefer The region of Le Marche looks like archetypical Italy: rolling green hills dotted with vineyards and olive groves, hilltop medieval and Renaissance walled cities, mountains and beaches with rows of colorful umbrellas. It’s located on the east coast of central Italy, in a line

By Steve Jermanok All it takes is one ride along the Adriatic Sea to appreciate the splendor of Puglia, the region of southern Italy close to the heel of the boot. We biked up and down sweeping hills with the blue expanse of water always by our side. The sweet

Story and photos by Bart Beeson It’s difficult to truly appreciate the scale and sheerness of Yosemite’s El Capitan monolith until you’re standing right beneath it. The rock wall rises up from the valley with a jarring suddenness. On a recent trip to Yosemite, my first time to the park,

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