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5 Reasons Not to Hike in Kyrzbekistan


Our Twitter feed is filling up with tweets about traveling to Kyrzbekistan. After doing a little research on the destination, we have to warn our readers not to get too excited about hiking the unimaginable mountains of Kyrzbekistan. Please consider these five reasons not to travel to Kyrzbekistan. 1. Lack of Water Sources – While we hear the country is a great […]

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New Balance Brand Spotlight and Gear Giveaway

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The new year offers up a fresh start and for many people, it’s time to work on that new year’s resolution. The most common resolutions are to work out more, to get in better shape or to lose weight. If you made a resolution about health, you’re in luck because this week’s gear giveaway is all about running shoes and […]

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Hydration – Just as Important for Winter Adventures

Winter Hydration

Dehydration is commonly perceived as a heat-related illness, but it can strike under other conditions such as high altitude and cold. The problem is that we tend to forget to hydrate in cool weather. Symptoms of dehydration are miserable, including fatigue, nausea, and lightheadedness. Even as an experienced adventurer, I allowed dehydration to sneak up on me recently during a […]

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Dream It. Plan It. Do It. How to Make Adventures Happen

Planning for Adventure

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means we’re all probably staring at the guidebooks on our shelves or favorited photos on Instagram and making promises to ourselves. This is the year we hike the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim. This is the year we summit Mount Whitney. This is the year we finally book that trip to the […]

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How to Make Fire Starters – Lightweight and Reliable

How to make fire starters

Successful backpacking and camping trips require a lightweight and reliable fire starter. The best fire starters light right away, burn for a long time and produce a good flame. Here is an easy way to make fire starters that are perfect for any outdoor adventure. How to Make Fire Starters What you’ll need: Cotton Balls Petroleum Jelly A bowl and […]

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No Equipment Required New Year’s Workout

New Year's Workout

I just love the energy gyms and health clubs get in the first few weeks of January. As a personal trainer, the crowded weight rooms and full line of cardio machines give off a sense of hope and positivity. People are determined to make a positive change for their health, and the energy is infectious. Alas, I know I’m in […]

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A Major Sea Port With Rich American History – Name this City

Name this City

Our Mystery Destination Game has taken us to national parks, mountains, rivers and canyons across the USA. This week we’re featuring a city that was an important city during the civil war, is still a major sea port and is a great place to enjoy some beach time. Read the five clues below, look at the photos then see if […]

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Mountain Khakis Brand Spotlight and Giveaway

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Mountain Khakis is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where they design rugged clothing built tough enough for your lifestyle yet comfortable enough that you’ll want to wear it all the time. Keep reading to learn more about Mountain Khakis and be sure to enter our giveaway at the bottom of this post. Whether you’re hanging out at base camp, fly […]

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Leash or No Leash? 9 Reasons to Consider Leash Laws

Dogs on leash

A lot of places in the country have “leash laws” that require your dog be on a 6 foot leash at all times. Leash laws exist for many reasons. Some dog owners think they have the right to break the law. If they are caught, fines can range from $75 to $400. Part of the reason people do it anyway […]

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15 Ways to Jumpstart an Adventurous 2015

Adventurous 2015

Back in the 1980s, my New Year’s Day tradition was hiking up the Holy Jim Trail to the summit of Santiago Peak — often referred to by locals as simply Saddleback Mountain. It’s the tallest peak in Orange County, and some years there is even snow up there. It’s a long, 16 mile round-trip with over 4,000 feet of vertical […]

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