I've seen your kids zooming around, going the places they think they need to get as quickly as possible. I'm not writing to say they're going too fast, which they probably are. Or that the buzzing is ruining our family's quiet vacation, which it likely is. I'm writing on behalf of your kids.
In our last eight and a half months on the road, we've had the opportunity to put all the items in our bag to the test -- some proved useful and worthy investments, others not so much.
A month ago, my wife and I as well as several friends, were camped in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra. Naturally, as men are wont to do, especially when inebriated, we started telling tall tales.
Growing up in South Florida I wasn't exposed to much besides beaches and strip malls. I was raised with this notion in my head that Florida was just a...
These travel items that are certain to make someone's next adventure a little more entertaining (at least for the person sitting next to you on your flight).
It was time to unplug -- and not because I was guilted or shamed into it, but rather because it was time to seize another opportunity. The good news is that there is room for all of it, if you carve out the space. Balance.
But none of these things are what make the Game Creek Chalet one of Colorado -- if not the world's -- most exclusive hotel rooms. It's that Game Creek Chalet is located almost eight miles from the nearest town. Eight miles and, oh, 2,000 vertical feet.
Before you start on a hike that would challenge Lewis and Clark in the hot summer sun, take a few minutes to make sure you have everything that you need.
According to Outside's Craig Martin, the experience of hiking the ancient route is undergoing somewhat of a revival, with more than 190,000 people visiting in 2012 (compared to only 10,000 in 1992).
If the seasons were people, Fall would be the attractive, clean-cut, sophisticated one. Winter is just be a cold-hearted bitch that everyone just wants to go away. Spring is cute and playful and can be pretty fun. But, summer?
Down here in the Foodiness Fallout Shelter, we really enjoy thrift. As an avowed thrift lover and general cheapskate, I'm always looking for free stuf...
I mean, who doesn't want to try new things? The question is, however, do I want to do all of them again? The true merit lies in the willingness to try barbecued chicken testicles, not the eating of them every night. That's just weird.
You'll be inspired to plan a city break just so you can take these products on the road.
"Looks like your shelters are about to be tested!" our instructor says as the temperature drops and a massive front rolls off the Continental Divide. The air fills with ozone as eight of us run into the forest to gather and stack more pine boughs atop the lean-tos we constructed an hour earlier.
Have you participated in endurance races like Ragnar, Tough Mudder, and the Zombie Run... and you're still left wanting more?
These are the types of big lessons and small delights that make trekking a worthwhile pursuit at any age.