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6 Tailgating Essentials
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6 Tailgating Essentials

by Anna Fletcher Tomorrow is a big day in the world of college football. 13 straight hours of nothing but games, excitement and heckling – it’s every sports fan’s dream come true! And with great heckling comes great tailgating. What better excuse is there to cook tasty food, hang out [...]

Backpacking With Your Dog
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Backpacking With Your Dog

by Samarth Vasisht Anyone who has a dog understands the struggles that come along with taking a vacation. Finding a friend to watch over your dog or resorting to a kennel is never an easy or fun process to go through. Enjoying the outdoors with your dog is an easy [...]

A Peek into the World of Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO)
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A Peek into the World of Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO)

by Fletcher Hamel Have you ever jumped into an activity with both feet only to find yourself nearly drowning? For me, it happened this summer at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships.  Through a self-nominating application process earlier in the spring, I was one of seven athletes named to the [...]

Shinrin-yoku: the Medicine of the Forest
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Shinrin-yoku: the Medicine of the Forest

by Anna Fletcher “The physician heals, nature makes well.” – Aristotle Japanese culture brings us many interesting and useful words of wisdom. Mizu ni nagasu, translated literally “Let flow in the water”, means to forgive and forget (your trouble is water under the bridge, so to speak).  Saru mo ki kara [...]

Three Western National Parks Worth a Visit in the Fall
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Three Western National Parks Worth a Visit in the Fall

by Ted Levin  While the government remains locked in a stalemate over the shutdown, much of our nation’s heritage sits still beyond barricades and blockades, hurting the economy and giving travelers headaches. Regardless of your political viewpoints, we can all agree that it’s a shame our National Parks aren’t able to [...]