Sarah Knapp is the founder of OutdoorFest, which got its start as a 10-day outdoor adventure festival bringing hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, climbing, slacklining and many more outdoor opportunities to New Yorkers. With a mission to “connect urban dwellers to local outdoor resources to encourage healthier, active, and more adventurous lifestyles,” OutdoorFest has thrived in New York City, and expanded to Washington, …

→Read More

It can be challenging to turn a love of travel into a career, but here’s a success story to inspire anyone who’s ever had an inkling of wanderlust.  Wendy Pashman spent nearly 30 years in catering before pinning down what really sparked her interest in tableware: the stories behind each individual piece. A curator and …

→Read More

In the backcountry of Alaska, I was once asked, “Couldn’t you just stay out here forever, live away from it all?” The scenery was beautiful, and the change of pace from life in the city was much welcomed, but my answer came quickly—“No.” My response wasn’t because I particularly longed for the concrete and crowds …

→Read More

I am a buffet for a horde of biting insects. The all-you-can-eat kind of buffet, that never seems to deplete. Whatever romantic idea of the road trip I had before we left is gone. Finito. Dead. It’s all reality now, baby. The reality is sleeping in a van that cooks you like a toaster oven. …

→Read More

I think fell in love with the woods when I was a kid. It must have been those camping trips we took every weekend, fishing out of the creek with found lines and the smell of smoke in our hair that never seemed to wash out. Maybe it was on my first multi-day backpacking trip …

→Read More

Every once in awhile, the name of a novel you last read five years ago, or a painting you last saw two years ago, or a song your mom used to play growing up, hangs around in your head for about a week, until you finally go and find it, and somehow, it reminds you …

→Read More

Misadventures is hitting Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide this month! You can find the brand-new summer issue in the magazine aisle: To celebrate, we’re doing two weeks of giveaways (from July 11 – July 24)! The swag up for grabs includes some of the kickass gear featured in the issue, plus other items from our incredible partners: Adidas Terrex …

→Read More

Gaijin is the word in Japan for foreigner. If you’re not Japanese, this is what you are. The nail that sticks up in Japan is hammered down. The gaijin can’t be hammered down, you will always stick out. Accept it and cause a scene on a train. The decision to move there was made after …

→Read More

In a piano bar one night   Winter I am reading Frank O’Hara in Moscow, thinking of his samovar embroidered with basil   leaves and Ukrainian mottos. He called that poem Poem, which makes me bold. I have a vodka drink   called the Raskolnikov in a piano bar one night, with Piano Man in …

→Read More