Spencer Miller

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A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle

<i>The Darién Gap is a lawless wilderness on the border of Colombia and Panama, teeming with everything from deadly snakes to antigovernment guerrillas. The region also sees a flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, and Asia, whose desperation sends them on perilous journeys to the U.S. Jason Motlagh</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

How-To's

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

San Francisco Bay Area

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.<p>writer

Hiking

Hearst Magazines

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The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Unbreakable

High in the mountains without enough training in his legs, he had one thing he could count on<p>“This is [expletive] ridiculous!” Owen shouted. He hurled his upper body toward his front wheel, managing to coax his pedals, however grudgingly, to turn. “Why the [expletive] am I doing this?” There was a …

Mountain Bike Switzerland & France: Pass’Portes du Soleil MTB

It’s late June, and patches of snow dot the peaks of the Alps towering above Chatel, France. Cows graze in the fresh green fields at the base of the …

Master Seven Road and Mountain Bike Tricks

We asked our test editors to reveal their favorite cycling tricks. Some require skill and some require guts, and some require a penchant for idiocy. Half will save you time, the other half are just a waste of time. Point is, there’s something here for everyone, whether you’re a beginner, a …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Photography

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Film Fridays: This is Peaty, Volcanoes, 29ers getting rad, and Enduro

Everyone loves Steve Peat right? It’s time for another episode of this is Peaty, Season 2 – Episode 3 brought to us by Steel City Media.<p>RedBull …

Six Best Cities for a Bike Vacation

At these cycling hotspots, you can use your time off to get more time on two wheels.<p><b>Banff, Alberta, Canada</b><br>Nearly 120 miles of mountain-bike trails wind through Banff National Park, where the high-alpine scenery--striated peaks, aquamarine lakes, and glaciers--is among the world's most stunning. In …

The Best Cycling Rides in the World

New Night Sky Timelapse Video: Stars and Storms Vie for Attention

Changing Planet<p>Breathtaking shots of the ground and sky dominate this striking time-lapse video shot in South Dakota and Wyoming between April and October of 2012 by veteran photographer Randy Halverson.<p>One highlight: the footage shows the Milky Way galaxy’s bright central hub — located more than …

The Best Cycling Rides in the World

Trash to Slash

<b>The creation of one standard surfboard produces nearly 600 pounds of CO2,</b> which is a lot considering that most boards weigh in around six pounds. In …

Aquatic Sports

How to Clean Your Bike

Cleaning your bike is easier than you think. Whether it’s steel, aluminum, titanium or carbon, with water and bike appropriate cleaners, polishes, degreasers and lube you can rid your bike of dirt in grime in 15 minutes or less minutes and without getting yourself filthy.<p>Dirt in your chain, …

Environmentally Friendly

First impressions: Santa Cruz Solo and Tallboy2

Santa Cruz

First look: New Niner JET9 and ROS9

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.<p>writer

Aquatic Sports

First Look: 2014 Rocky Mountain Instinct MSL 29er