My friend Tony and I just returned from meeting up with our friend who we nicknamed Mountain Man Mike, in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, California, one of the world's most spectacular locations. We were Mike's fourth resupply on his 1,800-mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Take in the California coast by horse. Saddle up on Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Ride's relaxing excursion along Butterfly Beach or view the ocean from on high on their Mountains and Bluffs ride.
If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful and refreshing swimming holes.
As we gear up to launch in Washington State, we put together this accessible guide for first-time travelers and experienced expeditionists to experience the best of the west in all its glory. You don't need much more than Mother Nature to get the job done.
The 5QTAP series features questions to inspiring walkers from across the globe. At age 35 Trevor Thomas heard he was turning completely blind. Wit...
In a field of cloudberry flowers, I pause. Only to cherish this long Norwegian summer evening. Feel the sun. Just be.
I felt self-conscious for slowing everyone down, even though my dad and brother were nothing but encouraging as we climbed. But mostly, I missed my mom. I missed having her in the back with me, asking me questions, singing songs. I missed the lightness and easiness of it.
Eleven-year-old city boys camping, ride bicycles freely as we once did, up and down the cul-de-sacs, no helmets, no curfews, no limits. Coming and going as they please, a first taste of freedom and independence. Mine comes in only to water and feed, dropping his bike at the base of the cabin.
During 27 years of marriage, we had long passed the point of taking each other for granted. It didn't help that we worked opposite schedules for so many years -- becoming almost alternating parents. In the past year, we've made a conscious effort to change that focus.
In my opinion there are three things that make for a good party: signature drinks, great food and beautiful decorations! Add a few of these tips below to this weekend's gathering and you're guaranteed to have the party everyone can't stop talking about.
Distance: 3.2 miles round trip; Elevation gain: 1,050 ft.
Mindful attention: Me overlooking the village of Sykkylven/ Norway. Photo by Stig Brekke. When the mind wanders, gently bring it back where life ...
Buried 1,120 feet below the mountain, you can't help but gaze in awe at the highest underground waterfall in the United States.
Some cities and rural areas can be more challenging because of the lack of workout studios, food stores, and healthy restaurants. However, California is one state where there are plenty of possibilities for people to stay in shape.
Not all underwear is created equal, and this can especially be said for hiking performance underwear. Depending on where you live, and how often you a...
There's an heirloom of sorts sitting in my garage. It's not a necklace or a quilt, but something less traditional: a 15-foot Coleman canoe.