With summer on the horizon, we’re getting pumped about events like the 4th Annual Swift Campout! Our friends at Swift Industries are calling on adventure cyclists all over the world to go bike-camping overnight on June 23rd. There’s nothing like riding with a bunch of friends, setting up camp, and savoring some time outside. We’ve …

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I started mountain biking for one of the more common reasons that people start anything that’s new, unfamiliar, and kind of scary: to impress a boy. It was springtime, and I was 24 with a new boyfriend who talked about mountain biking the way that I talk about New Jersey pizza. That is to say, …

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As I tried to silently sob in my brother-in-law’s tiny Spanish apartment, my partner exasperatedly mumbled, mostly to himself, that maybe he would just stay in Spain longer and I could head home early, which made me cry even more, which made it even harder to cry quietly. Why was I crying? I was in …

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I had not heard of the term “stretch role” until my mother told me that her employer had given her one. Although I’m usually a supporter of experiential learning, I was somewhat suspicious of her new stretch assignment. It sounded like a lot of extra work for very little reward. “Wait – they’re giving you …

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Isn’t it funny to think about how things in our everyday lives work … and how little we actually know? Ever wondered how that old car of yours keeps going? It all starts with the engine, which converts gasoline into motion through tiny explosions. Man, she’s been more of a trooper through all your travels …

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Movement shapes our lives. How we choose to move defines us, sketches the outline of experience. Yet movement also invites the space to be moved—in unexpected, even tectonic ways. In the weeks leading up to REI Outessa, I imagined a weekend bursting with movement. Hiking, running, biking, climbing, all in a gorgeous mountain setting with amazing, …

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Cheetahs, Penguins and Bears…oh my! These are just some of the century-old denizens that you will find inside the historic New York City Upper East Side mansion that serves as the headquarters of The Explorers Club. This venerable club celebrated its 113th year with their annual star-studded awards dinner held on March 25, 2017. The …

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Steph Jagger is a badass. And not just because she skied 4 million vertical feet in a year, broke a world record, is Canadian, and wrote the poignant and hilarious book Unbound. Steph Jagger is also a spiritual gangster—someone who had the courage to take herself on and share that journey with the world through …

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As we are getting close to Valentine’s Day, my thoughts are naturally turning to romance — that includes the thrill of adventure and the feeling of sharing those experiences with someone special. I believe there are parallels between adventure and romantic pursuits; in fact, many women have met their life partners while engaged in adventurous …

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I am sitting in my CRV in the parking lot of a hair salon in Tybee Beach, Georgia, eating stale crackers and a cheese stick. A mile South of me, Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron are running in slow motion—shirtless—while Priyanka Chopra sports a sexy red swimsuit from a lifeguard stand. They’re dressed (or barely …

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Megan Williams is one of the most daring people I have met. After hearing her story while researching wing walking, I couldn’t wait to talk to her. She is new to the world of wing walking, currently training with Mike and Marilyn at Mason Wing Walking Academy in Sequim, Washington. She is a frequent skydiver …

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