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THE BEST COOLER BAGS: 5 PORTABLE COOLER BAGS & BACKPACKS FOR AN ICE COLD SUMMER

Best Cooler Bag

Lugging around a heavy, hard-sided cooler to the beach or on a camping trip can be a pain. For moments like these, and many moment in between, having a smaller, lighter, portable cooler can come in very handy. Whether it’s a cooler tote or a cooler backpack, the best cooler bags should be comfortable to carry, well-made and keep you ...

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A WATCH FOR ALL THINGS WATER: LUMINOX NAVY SEAL COLORMARK

There’s really no better way to put this – Luminox makes badass watches. Plain and simple. The American-founded but Swiss-made watchmaker designs durable, dependable and adventure-ready watches to help wearers master four main environments: sea, air, land and space (yes, space). In fact, Luminox watches have developed such a reputation amongst those who depend on quality gear that they’ve become the watch ...

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WHAT TO WEAR RAFTING (WHITEWATER RAFTING GEAR GUIDE)

This summer has been and will continue to be one of the best in recent memory for whitewater rafting in the western United States (you can thank this past winter’s above average snowfall now melting into nearby rivers). So if you haven’t ridden any rapids yet this summer, what are you waiting for? To start, you could round up some ...

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KEEP YOUR GEAR DRY ON WET TRIPS WITH THE NEW YETI PANGA DUFFLE BAG

Yeti Panga Duffle Bag Review

* I took the YETI Panga whitewater rafting on the Snake River. See below for my review * Chances are, you know YETI for their virtually indestructible, top-of-the-line coolers. In fact, their coolers are so highly regarded, owning one has become somewhat of status symbol for outdoor enthusiasts (*cough* I own a Tundra 45 *cough*). And when it comes to insulated drinkware, ...

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10 HOTELS THAT’LL HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER SURFER (MY NEW ARTICLE FOR MEN’S HEALTH)

Vacations don’t have to mean sitting by a pool and drinking frozen cocktails until the sun goes down (although they can). Vacations can be the perfect time to be active, to learn something new, or to improve a skill — like surfing. Surfing is a great travel activity as you can do it in many places around the world — ...

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THE BEST PLACE TO STAY NEAR OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: DOMAINE MADELEINE BED & BREAKFAST

Olympic National Park Hotels Domaine Madeleine

With its waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, towering mountains, moss-covered forests and dramatic shorelines, Washington’s Olympic National Park and the Olympic Peninsula are bursting at the seams with natural beauty and photo-worthy moments. Where you choose to stay while visiting the area should be no different. There are a handful of hotels near Olympic National Park and the various attractions of ...

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5 THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

Things to do Olympic National Park

At 922,651 acres, Olympic National Park is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island by about 150,000 acres. In other words, it’s big — very big — and the list of things to do in Olympic National Park is almost endless. Truly, to scratch the surface of this rugged wonderland you’d need at least a week, plus some time ...

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WHERE TO STAY, EAT AND DRINK IN NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Napa Valley Guide Things To Do Napa Valley

Napa Valley. It’s a destination long romanticized thanks in part to its picture-perfect boutique hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, and of course, never ending supply of wine. Just drive the Valley’s roads — which twist and turn through low-lying, vineyard-covered hills — and it’s easy to see the appeal. While afternoons can easily be spent jumping from tasting room to tasting room, Napa ...

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