To many American travelers, venturing east of Berlin doesn’t usually fit the bill of the perfect European getaway. Places like Warsaw edge off the radar when it comes to planning a trip to Europe, possibly falling under a stereotype of a gray, somewhat uninviting Eastern Europe. However, while the entire continent bears scars of the last century, and Eastern Europe wears them perhaps most consciously, its cities continue to persist with irreplaceable character, merging their histories with contemporary culture and creativity.
Everyone has a film in which they are willing to suspend their disbelief in exchange for the comfort a certain narrative brings them. Mine was Into the Wild. Since the creation of the movie based off Jon Krakauer’s novel of the same name, countless young folk took to the idea of overthrowing materialism, institutionalism, and any other isms that might stand in the way of so-called freedom. As fresh university grads, much like the protagonist in the movie, my friend Maddy and I made the pilgrimage into the Californian desert, to a patch of the last seemingly ungoverned land in the States, called Slab City.
“When you hear the name Las Vegas what’s the first thought that comes to your mind? Gambling? Drugs? Bachelor Parties? How about grocery stores? No, right? Well, this particular grocery has become one of the most popular attractions of Sin City. Why? Because Omega Mart is more than just a grocery store, it’s a piece of art.”
Two tables had been joined to make just enough room for nearly a dozen people seated in tiny plastic chairs that seemed to just barely be able to support their own weight. Three teenage boys stood attentively, closely monitoring Son in case he had a demand or if anyone at the table needed a beer refill. But not just any beer: This was Bia Hoi.
Even though I was born and raised in a satellite city only 10 minutes from New Delhi, there is a lot of Delhi I have yet to see. One such place in Old Delhi. A crowded, noisy affair with narrow and twisted gallies (“roads” in Hindi), Old Delhi is a place where religion, tradition, and most importantly food, come together.
Somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean, in the heart of Oceania, lies a tiny cluster of islands that make up the nation of Tuvalu. The presence of this tiny nation might be easy to miss on a map, but its story isn’t.
Many people dream of exploring the unknown. Antarctica, Alaska, and Siberia – these destinations all have that frozen, romantic allure. Sadly, for most, they’re out of budget or the average ability. But an adventure to the gateway of the Arctic? That’s an incredible, feasible trip for the average traveller. Meet Tromso, the gateway city to the Arctic and one of the most accessible destinations for expedition-style adventures.
Pow Wow provides a space to give entrepreneurs a place to highlight their creative flow, their identity, their brand that includes hand-crafted material. Along, it unites the places for these opportunities under the umbrella of upcoming projects, festivals, celebrations of community building that stretches out of the USA into countries of Asia & Europe.
With exceptional power of brain & muscle human have discovered many secrets of Earth, what indigenous tribe would call Pacha Mama. We have already reached the Moon surface and have explored other planets (not manned-missions). Interestingly, there are still a number of places on Earth that are yet to be uncovered & explored.
There are few moments in this life where we can find a truly perfect experience. Finding the perfect mix of the lap of luxury and the thirst for adventure is the ultimate goal of any outdoors person looking to retreat from the daily grind. Attempting to provide that mix is Jackson Hole's own Caldera House.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has a history of being a bit of a rebellious outsider, one that everyone wants to high five, explore, and attempt to tame.
Home to hundreds of miles of maintained multi-use trail, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) is creating a Trails Master Plan, laying out a world-class multiple-use trail system, providing an economic recreation asset for severely disadvantaged communities across Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties in the Lost Sierra region of Northern California.
Found in South Dakota, the Badlands' landscape boasts a maze of buttes, canyons, pinnacles, and spires. The park encompasses an astonishing 244,000 acres where fossilized skeletons of three-toed horses and saber-toothed cats can be found. The Badlands are a sight to be seen and more so, experienced.
Boulder is geographically unique. Look to the East and it's flat prairie lands as far as the eye can see. Turn West, and the Flatirons rise up in a remarkable visual announcement that the Rocky Mountains have begun. It’s aspirational, magnetic, awe-inspiring,and humbling.
An interview with Dave Whitlow, Creative Director, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports.In the early 90’s, when the snowboard industry was finding its way into the global market, Dave Whitlow was at the forefront, ushering the sport by creating The Snowboard Asylum as a cultural movement adjacent to Ellis Brigham, the UK’s largest specialty outdoor and ski retailer.
Colorado’s Bluebird Backcountry is the world’s first modern human-powered backcountry ski area, with 4,200 skiable acres (1,200 avalanche evaluated and 3,000 guided only out-of-bounds). Bluebird boasts zero lifts and will welcome 200 skiers per day.