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The man who spent his fortune on a park

Douglas Tompkins, the founder of North Face, has left behind one of history’s greatest land-conservation legacies by using his fortune to buy large tracts of farmland in Patagonia.

Conquering the Cent Cols Challenge in the Pyrenees: from despair to defiance

The col de la Core is not a famous climb – in cycling, or any other sport. There are no champions’ names spray painted on the ground, no monuments at the top to riders past or present. It has no especially beautiful scenery or harsh gradients. It is a simple, two-lane road, and on a Saturday …

A Brief Examination of Just How Amazing Anthony Hopkins Is in Westworld

While <i>Westworld</i> has mainly captivated its viewers with its seemingly limitless mysteries (although the occasional orgy scene hasn’t hurt), the show’s …

22 Books ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Are Reading Today

Books

Bike Shops of Northwest Arkansas

A rider's guide to the local shop scene<p>Northwest Arkansas is building trails faster than you can ride them. We’re here testing for the eighth-annual</i> …

Hitchin' a ride: The camping trailers and toy haulers of Overland Expo East

Trailers were really the story at this year's Overland Expo West show back in May, and we found things were much the same on our first-time trip to …

RVs

This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike

This summer, my wife and I hiked the Colorado Trail, a 486-mile, high-altitude trek from Denver to Durango. While it’s a challenging hike (only about 150 people complete the trail each year), the Colorado Trail Foundation says many hikers finish in four to six weeks.<p>The hike ended up taking us 29 …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Physics

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest canoe trail in the Northeast. Stretching for a grand total of 740-miles, it winds from Old Forge, New …

Hiking

Lightweight tent for vehicle rooftops lets you camp anywhere

From festivals to forests, this is camping made easy<p>If a souped up adventure vehicle feels a bit much, a rooftop tent may be just the thing to get you outside and enjoying new adventures. But many rooftop tents are bulky, heavy, and complicated to install and use. Enter Yakima’s new Skyrise Rooftop …

Washington State

Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It's a more complicated question than you might think.<p>Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Physicist Sean Carroll explains in a new video for Minute Physics.<p>Most of the laws of physics, like gravity and quantum …

Pet Friendly Hiking Safety: Encountering Predators on the Trail

<i>**This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support.</i><p>Hiking is one of our favorite pet friendly activities, and I know many of …

This Dutch Daredevil Defies Mother Nature, One Shocking Feat At A Time

Hiking barefoot across glaciers. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts. Staying in a full contact ice bucket for one hour and 52 minutes. If you were to bump into Wim Hof on the street and hear his stories, the phrase <i>crazy old man</i> would quickly come to mind. But once you got past the surface (and …

Gear for Bikepacking Kyrgyzstan

I don't care about the equipment, I just want it to be perfect.

16 mountain cabins for getting far, far away

Ever wanted to get so far away that nobody can find you? We scoured the country for 16 gorgeous mountain cabins that guarantee ultimate solitude, …

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - A Book Review

credit: MarkManson.net<p>There's nothing subtle about Mark Manson. He's crude, vulgar and doesn't give a f*ck.<p>But like anything of true value in life, dig a little deeper and you'll find treasure worthy of any explorer willing to look below the surface.<p>I recently interviewed Mark about his new book,</i> …

7 Off-Road Trailers That Will Follow You Anywhere

Expand your 4x4 cargo capabilities with these tough trailers.<p>Going off the grid and becoming a self-reliant camper is every outdoorsman's dream. Overlanding—to travel for the sheer joy of the journey—is a trend that isn't going away, and these off-road trailers are capable of following you wherever …

Luxury Without Borders: This is What the Future of Camping Looks Like

The joy of camping tends to stay reserved for the better, summer months when the weather is predictably warm and wonderful. Come fall, while it's …

Spain could be first EU country with national park listed as 'in danger'

Doñana wetlands in Andalusia is home to thousands of species but has lost most of its natural water due to industry and faces ‘danger’ listing by Unesco<p>A Spanish wetland home to 2,000 species of wildlife – including around 6 million migratory birds – is on track to join a Unesco world heritage …

The Beatles' Revolver and a Half-Century of LSD

Half a century ago—when the Beatles album <i>Revolver</i> was released on Aug. 5, 1966, in the U.K.—John Lennon ended the last song on the record with a …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Europe's best national parks

Yours to keep: a free pass to Europe’s best bits – areas enshrined as national parks, where the only entry requirement is a sense of adventure.<p>Hike across sparkling glaciers, explore wild, fabled forests and meet mountain goats with this sampler from our new title, <i>The Best Things in Life are …

How to Choose the Perfect Hiking Boots Guide | Fjällräven Canada

Hiking Boots Guide<p>While on a trekking trip, the comfort level of your feet can seriously impact your mood and energy. Your hiking boots play an …

Jessie Burton - The Muse - Book Review

British author Jessie Burton’s sophomore effort juggles two eras: 1960s London and central Spain at the start of the Spanish Civil War. Like <i>The</i> …

20 incredible movies that'll make you feel old when you realize they came out 20 years ago

From Pixar's first feature film to the origins of "Bye Felicia," 1995 was a memorable year at the movies.<p>"Clueless" defined a generation, Pierce Brosnan debuted as James Bond, and a film about a beloved pig was nominated for Best Picture.<p>So now, we're looking back at films you won't believe are …

Toy Story

Putin defends Russia's military assistance to Syrian regime

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday strongly defended Moscow’s military assistance to the Syrian government, saying it’s impossible to defeat the Islamic State group without cooperating with Damascus.<p>Putin’s statement comes amid the signs of an ongoing Russian …

Bidding war rages over Where To Invade Next as Demolition fails to fell all critics

Toronto film festival 2015,Toronto film festival,Michael Moore,Jake Gyllenhaal,Film,Culture,Festivals<p>Studios fight to distribute Michael Moore’s documentary as Jake Gyllenhaal’s grieving banker who writes to customer services struggles harder to connect<p>The Toronto film festival has opened with a …

Film Festivals