Road Trip: Coastal Maine

A state of splendid isolation known for lobsters, blueberries and the great outdoors

Where US Route 1 veers closer to the shoreline than any other major highway, it’s often referred to as the coastal road—or the scenic route. This most certainly applies to the iconic path’s position in Maine, as it travels from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to the first coastal town, Kittery and all the way up to Canada. It’s a charming, often winding, two lanes that pass …

Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Bikes and Outdoors

For adventurers of all kinds—gear, accessories and more for all their exploits

Many of us love to be outdoors and many others oftentimes need a reminder of the great joys nature and outside activities can provide. Hopping on a bike can be a liberating experience, be that in a city or down a country road. Tents and camping gear can elevate an excursion to something truly memorable. With the proper equipment, hikers aren’t only safe, but they …

Previewing The Cariboos Lodge 2018 Summer Adventure Program

No matter the weather, excitement awaits in the mountains

In the late ’70s, the Cariboos Lodge was the first location that adventure tourism group Canadian Mountain Holidays used for summer lodging. This destination ceased operations in 2008—until now. We previewed the 2018 Cariboos Lodge Summer Adventure program, a follow up of sorts to last year’s Canadian Mountain Holidays’ Summer Adventure at their Bugaboos lodge. The return is exciting; the location boasts huge glaciers and …

Notes: Outfitting a First-Time Hiker

Understanding the value of technical clothing and embracing its style

I heard the rip before I knew what it meant exactly. I felt a sensation as well. We all know that strange, infrequent out-of-body experience: a tear taking place in our clothes, with seam tearing from seam. The incident occurred mid-hike, while I was wearing houndstooth shorts I had custom-made in Shanghai almost a decade earlier. The rip extended one inch just below the fly …

Word of Mouth: Sedona, Arizona

Red rocks, spirituality and stunning vistas with views stretching for miles

One of the few places on earth where a pinecone can be seen beside a cactus, Sedona’s confluence of flora sprouts from red, iron-rich rocks and sand. Mimicking mountains, large sandstone formations actually came to be through millennia of erosion. They tower with might above the city. Here, visitors gather to hike the trails extending outward, indulge in the spa culture and work their way …