Adventure

  By Brian E. Clark When Bobby Noyes moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado 26 years ago, he fell in love with the community.  Noyes worked in a bike shop to pay the rent and later started the successful RockyMounts  multi-sport rack and lock company. But in

By Everett Potter A company called Collective Retreats, which set up a luxury tent camp on Governors Island in New York harbor last year, has unveiled a new accommodation type. Outlook Shelters is their first non-tent accommodations. If you’ve ever gone on safari, you’ll have a visual of what’s on

By Harvey Chipkin “Wait a minute, I have to get my machete.” So said Edivan, our extraordinarily gifted guide as he prepared to lead us on another adventure in the Brazilian Amazon – hacking trees and bush to allow myself and my fellow passengers on the motor yacht Tucano to

By Chris Chesak Photos courtesy of Pure Adventures We were having a brilliant time in Panama! (Except for the insufferable, egotistical family from the east coast that looked down their noses at everything we did, were constantly negative, and culturally insensitive to every interaction with the local people.) We were

By Everett Potter REI Co-op, the specialty outdoor retailer and active travel provider, has partnered with AutoCamp to bring immersive outdoor experiences for visitors to Yosemite National Park. It’s a marriage of the great outdoors and high design in the setting of a national park. AutoCamp Yosemite is a three-hour drive from San

By Everett Potter It seems like everyone is looking for an insiders view when they travel. That often means finding a great guide who can lead them to a hidden museum, an undiscovered café or a market filled with locals, not camera-clutching tourists. In our experience economy, great memories are

By Julie Snyder We were completely alone in the ultra-lush fir forest save for the odd, plump banana slug undulating leisurely along the Marquam Trail, named after Philip Marquam, the largest landowner in Multnomah County in the late 1800s. The patter of rain on the tree canopy and burbling streams

By Brian E. Clark In the summer of 1976, Harley Sitner’s family traveled from their suburban Detroit home to the Black Hills of South Dakota onto Wyoming’s Teton National Park and then down into Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Their ride?  A faux-wood paneled station wagon, possibly a Ford

By Julie Snyder Portlanders pride themselves on using alternative transportation for reasons both ecological (we’re one of the country’s greenest cities) and pragmatic (daily traffic congestion prevails). While the Trimet bus, streetcar and MAX light rail network move us around the region reliably and relatively speedily, bicycling is the commuter

By Everett Potter If you’ve ever considered a bike trip to Italy, chances are that you’ve come across a company called Ciclismo Classico. Celebrating its 30thanniversary this year, they offer rides like Cinque Terre & Tuscany, A Feast in Umbria and Majestic Dolomites. Italy-obsessed biking enthusiasts know they’ll get a