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You’re Doing it Wrong: How to Fail at Skiing

ski rescue

Spring is here and the days are already warming on the slopes. It’s time to lighten up a little and have a laugh. When I learned to ski, there was a lot to learn. Silly me thought I would simply slide from the top of the hill to the bottom, easy peazy. But noooo, there were all sorts of things to learn, like what to wear, how to ride a lift, and then there were all those little kids trying to kill me. Wow! It seemed there were more ways to do it wrong than right. Lets review all the […]

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Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide for Surfers

Wetsuit Buying Guide

There’s nothing like surfing year-round, the bigger waves roll in during the winter months and the waves you catch in the cold are a little sweeter since you’ve had to suffer to catch them. When you pick the right wetsuit for the right conditions, you won’t have to suffer as much. Pick one that’s too thick and you’ll feel like you’re about to pass out in the water from heat exhaustion. Then again, pick one that’s too thin and you’re going to be shivering and miserable all day. Follow this wetsuit buyer’s guide for surfers to learn about the different […]

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Spring Hiking: Because Any Weather is Good Hiking Weather

Rainy Hiking

Grab your favorite pair of hiking boots or trail shoes and your rain shell because any kind of weather is good hiking weather. Finding that perfect day where the sun is out and the wind lightly blowing might not happen as often as you would hope. Why not head to the trail even if it is raining or the trails are muddy. Hiking in the rain can be a very cleansing and relaxing time. To me listening to the rain hit my rain shell is incredibly soothing. Just like listening to the rain pitter patter on the roof of a […]

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Shamrock (ish) Shake: A Healthy Smoothie

shamrock shake

When I think of March, several different things come to mind: daylight savings (I love springing forward!), turning from winter to spring, the color green and one very special holiday that everyone seems to love to celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day used to be a pretty big deal for me- mostly back in college where it was just an excuse to go out to bars, wear silly green accessories and drink a lot of Guinness. I do have a little bit of Irish in my blood, but honestly, St. Patrick’s Day is just another day to me. That being said, I […]

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Pearl Izumi Brand Spotlight and Gear Giveaway

Featured Image Pearl Izumi

Founded in Tokyo more than fifty years ago by a father who wanted to make bike racing clothing for his son, Pearl Izumi has since grown to become one of the world’s leading performance sportswear brands. Keep reading to enter our Pearl Izumi gear giveaway. Pearl Izumi is now based in Colorado where they design and test athletic apparel for cyclists, trail runners and fitness enthusiasts. You’ll find high performance fabrics, long-lasting designs and highly tested cycling jerseys, cycling gloves, running shoes, layers and jackets from Pearl Izumi. Pearl Izumi Favorites From the Pearl Izumi Select Thermal Barrier Jacket, ELITE […]

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3 Simple Yoga Poses for Post-Workout Recovery

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When it comes to working out I feel like lots of athletes, weekend warriors and professionals alike, like to spend most of their allotted fitness time on the exciting bits of exercise. We love the warm up, that first burn of muscles working, the first downward dog of yoga class, the tasty pre-workout shake that gives us that jolt of energy, and we love the flurry of activity that comes with that mountain biking excursion, a new PR in the weight room, or the rush of achievement that surrounds scoring a goal or making a touchdown. But if you’re anything […]

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Trekking the Himalayas: A Trip of a Lifetime

trekking the Himalayas

I was standing before two of the highest peaks on Earth. A gray massif of ice and granite soared above a stark, lifeless landscape. The scene was otherworldly, the air so thin I could only manage shallow breaths, and the architecture of these peaks – the dream of mountaineers and trekkers – beyond acceptable description. Chomolungma, the peak many know as Mt. Everest, stood with her sister peak, Lhotse, joined at the South Col. The wild splendor of the Himalayas cannot be labeled by superlatives. To trek and climb here is a soul-changing experience that transgresses the natural world, delving […]

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Quick Tips For Protecting Your Car From Muddy Dogs

Muddy Dogs

I absolutely love heading to the mountains for a hike with my dogs. When we are on the trail, I feel free and like I don’t have a care in the world. That is, until I get back to my car. Where I live (in the Pacific Northwest), there is some kind of water on the trails year round. Water plus dirt equals one muddy dog. My dogs ride in the backseat of my car so it’s a constant battle to keep my dirty dogs from destroying the inside of my car. I know I am not alone in this […]

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5 Things To Do In Yellowstone: A Local’s Guide

Guide to Yellowstone National Park

When people start planning a trip to Yellowstone, they’re often focused on the big attractions that get the most publicity and attention. However, there’s so much more to the Park than Old Faithful. As we head into spring break, I’ve chosen a few of my favorite places that are particularly in the Mammoth Hot Springs area or within reasonable driving distance. I also feel strongly that way too many people only see Yellowstone from the window of their car or through the lens of their camera. It’s worth it to step out and hike or bike or just walk and […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Orange County, CA (Disney Not Included)

Orange County Vacation

Orange County sits between Los Angeles and San Diego counties and is the smallest county, land mass, in California. Orange County may be slight size wise, but it offers wide-ranging outdoor activities. Amusement parks are only a tiny piece of what the OC has to offer. With fair weather all year Southern California is an ideal utopia for those of us who like to play outside and Orange County has many options. With beaches, canyons, and wilderness areas there are outdoor opportunities for everyone. With more than forty miles of coastline, it offers plenty of space for water sports. Moreover, […]

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