Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Belgium's beautiful bike route, Australia's guerilla environmental group, Sweden's floating hotel and more from the web

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Returns to Earth Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch has returned to her home planet after an incredible 328 days in orbit—the second-longest single trip into space by an American astronaut. During those 11 months among the stars, Koch took part in the first three all-woman spacewalks, “completed 5,248 orbits of the Earth and a journey of 139 million miles, roughly the equivalent …

Cycling Through the Trees of Limburg, Belgium’s Bike Route

1,200+ miles of well-paved bike path in Limburg, Belgium grant cyclists access to “an open-air museum, an arboretum, a nature reserve,” and more. Once riders pass through Bokrijk’s “Cycling Through Water” installation (a 650+ foot path stretching out through a pond), they’re greeted by a 19th-century castle. Further down, the route takes to the air: the aptly named “Cycling Through the Trees” leg, a recent …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Sportsball

Some of our favorite equipment, apparel and more for active people

As we all seem to spend more and more time at our desks and on our phones, the importance of getting outdoors and moving our bodies cannot be understated. From swimsuits to boxing gloves and skateboards, there are plenty of practical pieces available in our Sportsball Gift Guide. But we have included many other items, from notecards to magazines and books, to provide some (oftentimes …