Mark Babiak

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22+ awesome hiking spots in North America’s parks

It’s no secret that US parks have some of the best hiking in the world. They represent our nation’s physical extremes. Denali, the tallest mountain …

20 Essential Topwater Fishing Lures

I know I’m not alone when I say that if there’s even a remote chance that I can get a fish to eat on the surface, I’m going to try. Topwater smashes …

The 25 Best Lures and Flies for Spring Fishing

● Usually during the first warm days of March, I get motivated to hit the garage and start reorganizing the dozens of tackle trays and fly boxes for …

New Pedal Fishing Kayaks

Twenty years ago Hobie’s MirageDrive delivered a new way to kayak-fish by incorporating pedaling with the feet as a source of movement. The …

People Are Flipping Out Over This Magical Secret Grand Canyon Waterfall

As if you needed another reason to add the Grand Canyon to your American travel bucket list, we have just the cause to put your wanderlusting heart into a trip-planning frenzy. The internet is full-on freaking out about Havasupai Falls, and you'll soon see exactly why.<p>Situated in the southwest …

Best Float Trips in the Ozarks

Fifteen years ago, if you told me there were two--let alone 40--amazing paddling trips in the Ozarks worth visiting from afar, I would have replied: …

Rigging: Fishing Kayak Battery Options That Won't Leave You Drained

Many anglers want to add a fishfinder, navigation light, deck lights, GPS, phone charger, trolling motor and more to their fishing kayaks. The only …

15 of the best places to camp around the world | Photo Gallery

There are few more rewarding feelings than pitching your tent and spending the night beneath the stars. Whether you want to escape to a remote …

Using Online Maps To Plan Fishing Trips

It not only enables you to scan for potential fishing grounds, but will also allow you to see access points and other useful information. However, …

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

10 Trips to Make a Backpacker for Life

We long for the wild. We yearn for quiet peaks, undisturbed lakes, and stretches of lonely trail. Though we experience them alone, it’s this passion …

Wacky Riggin' River Smallmouth

Mark Strausman of Freds at Barneys New York is big on fennel pollen

Mark Strausman is the chef at Freds at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, which recently opened in the former fifth-floor Barney Greengrass space. Before signing on as the chef at all Freds locations, including sister restaurants in New York and Chicago, Strausman graduated from New York City …

Greece faces early election after PM loses vote on president

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece heads to an early general election next month after parliament rejected Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s nominee for president on Monday, throwing the country into a new period of political turmoil just as it emerges from economic crisis.<p>Greek 10-year bond yields surged to …

Holiday Events in Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. delivers the quintessential American Christmas. While there isn't always snow on the ground, good cheer abounds. No city better reflects the spirits of America from its very beginnings to its reputation today as the world's melting pot. There's still time to partake in some of the …