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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 friends, find a reputable outfitter, and book yourselves on a

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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, YETI doens’t disappoint either (I own a few items from

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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 — so gaining some basic skills is a good idea. To

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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 the Olympic Peninsula to choose from. During my stay, I

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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 to explore the surrounding Olympic Peninsula — home to beautiful

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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 Valley is a 24-hour-a-day sensory experience. In the morning, a

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HOTEL REPORT: DEPLAR FARM (AN OVER-THE-TOP ADVENTURE LODGE IN ICELAND)

In each installment of Hotel Report, I profile a hotel that I’ve personally enjoyed and think you’ll enjoy too. Here, you’ll find the need-to-know info, insider tips and photos that’ll help you have a perfect stay of your own. REASONS TO STAY You want to get way off the beaten path and experience Iceland like few other travelers. -OR- You’re serious about adventure, but also the finer things in life // You want to heli ski

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MY TRIP TO ICELAND FEATURED ON BUSINESS INSIDER

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I recently took an over-the-top, trip-of-a-lifetime to Iceland. I went to see how the world’s most elite travelers experience the country that over TWO MILLION people are projected to visit in 2017. That’s where Eleven Experience’s Deplar Farm, a high-end adventure lodge located in a remote and mountainous valley in northern Iceland, comes in. I visited the exclusive, 13-bedrooms property for a trip

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