The What and Where of Boating this Summer

The What and Where of Boating this Summer

shutterstock_186800771A report released by the U.S. Coast Guard in May of 2013 said there were 12,101,936 “recreational vessels registered” in the United States in 2012. Additionally, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said that close to 38 percent of all American adults (approximately 88 million) participated in boating recreation the same year. So, you could say that people really like boats.

With summer…

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The Algarve: Driving Southern Portugal

With its sandy beaches, mystical castle towns, and seafaring culture, the Algarve is one of the most historically rich regions of the Iberian Peninsula.

The Algarve: Driving Southern Portugal

With its sandy beaches, mystical castle towns, and seafaring culture, the Algarve is one of the most historically rich regions of the Iberian Peninsula.


‘Kiss Me Dirty’ Races

Some races are about athleticism, challenging yourself, or your personal best time on a course. And some races are just pure fun.


Catching the Travel Bug. No, Not That One.

Catching the Travel Bug. No, Not That One.

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I clutched my stomach in agony and thought, I’m going to die.

I was in Manali, India, in a cheap motel, lying on the floor of the bathroom.The projectile vomiting, cramps, headache, and diarrhea were horrible, but that wasn’t the worst of it. When I looked in the toilet, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was excreting giant, fat worms. WORMS. There were worms in me that were coming out of me. It was…

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Channeling My Inner Cowgirl

Channeling My Inner Cowgirl

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During an unusually chilly trip to a working ranch in Texas, Women’s Adventure magazine travel editor Robin Enright confronted her slight fear of horseback riding. While we’ll let you read the whole story on Robin’s own blog, here are a few of the most riveting and wisest tidbits from her inspiring post.

“…the one and only other time I had been on a horse when I was in middle school and the horse…

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Equal Pay: What a Woman is Worth

Equal Pay: What a Woman is Worth

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The buzz this week is all about equal pay for women, as President Obama took executive actions to help federal contractors close the gender wage gap and Congress is considering the Paycheck Fairness Act. The idea is to collect data about compensation, gender, and race, and to prohibit employers from retaliating against workers who discuss or disclose their wages. “Pay secrecy fosters…

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Where To Go On A Two-Wheeled Road Trip

Where To Go On A Two-Wheeled Road Trip

By Daniel Peppes Gauer

By Daniel Peppes Gauer

Hopping on a bike (whether human-powered or motored) and zooming off to an urban setting or remote wilderness is an exhilarating and freeing experience. Whether you’re a curious wanderer or thrill-seeking free spirit, satiate your wanderlust by taking on a two-wheeled road trip to any of the following destinations:

Yogi’s Awakening ― Big Sur California, Esalen Institute

Soa…

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Strength Exercises to Prevent Running Injuries

Strength Exercises to Prevent Running Injuries

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It happens to me every year, without fail.I get too excited. When winter starts to melt away, I start running again, too hard, too fast, without enough stretching and without any strength training. And by August, something hurts—usually my heel, my Achilles, or a calf muscle. So I start the Ibuprofen, ice, and dreaded time off from running, and keep hobbling through the season. This year, I want…

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Let’s Talk Turkey: Climbing in Izmir

Let’s Talk Turkey: Climbing in Izmir

Izmir, the third most populous city in Turkey, has a distinctly European feel. Locals claim it also has some of the best crag climbing in the country. North Face global athletes Caroline Ciavaldini (France), and her partner and James Pearson (United Kingdom) set out on a mission to find some great, undiscovered climbing and Izmir was one such destination.
There are two other more renowned climbing…

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Teen Standup Paddler Takes Title In Santa Cruz

Teen Standup Paddler Takes Title In Santa Cruz

Photos: Surftech SUP, Mel Wygman, Chris Hollingsworth

Photos: Surftech SUP, Mel Wygman, Chris Hollingsworth

Fiona Wylde, featured in our Spring 2014 issue, won the Surftech Sand and Surf Duelathlon Shootout last weekend in Santa Cruz, California.

From fun-size waves at the start of the competition to eight-foot-plus waves on the day she took the title, conditions both challenged and pleased this teen SUP champ. But adrenaline worked in her favor and…

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