Okay, so if you’re like me, you’re in a slight panic about a few people on your gift-list who are hard to buy for. They are practical, wonderful, and they have everything, right?? Well, it might be time to throw in the towel and do something more creative. But, BUT, if you want one last-ditch …

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Gift-giving is a gift–it’s like being able to tell when it’s about to rain or what will make someone laugh. But, sometimes, even the most gifted givers need a little direction. The Horizons Issue (just released in Winter 2017) has the full compilation of things that caught our eye this year, and in a rare …

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I love interviewing people who found businesses because there’s always a moment — one of those rare times — when inspiration aligns with circumstance. Of course, there’s more to it than that, but the story behind the Claritas Collection starts with a flash of inspiration. The idea is not a new one. It can be …

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In this series, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite summer discoveries that have quickly become summer necessities. Warm-weather travel and weekend escapes call for packing light, so it’s good to know what’s really worth it’s weight. The first featured brand is Francli Craftwear. Francli is the brainchild of two Cornish designers, Alison Goodman and Frances …

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Valentine’s Day: what’s it all about? Is it about this guy (sadly beheaded)? Is it about this? Or perhaps, this? Who can say. All we know is there are a bunch of readers out there in TV land with outdoorsy sigs, partners, partners-in-crime, best friends, work friends, loves-from-afar, loves-from-closeup, roommates, and really important nemeses that you may want to …

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If you… Add kale to your smoothies, salads, ice cream, or whatever, without even thinking about it, Would love to spend an evening singing along to banjo tunes beside a mountain campfire, Would trade every minute in the office for 30 seconds on the trail, Have a fondness for minimalist art, Are addicted to fair trade …

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SWOOB is Misadventures’ new favorite word. It’s also our new favorite sports bra. Comfort, style, quality: they’ve got all that, plus, sweet colors and an even better message. While supplies last, if you order a SWOOB bra from their site, you may get a free copy of Misadventures Winter 2015 thrown in. Why? Because we like …

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Late December I received an urgent email on a Saturday afternoon while sitting in a design talk at MIT. PAWs New England, an extraordinary group that rescues dogs out of high kill shelters in the south and brings them to the north, needed an emergency transport driver on Tuesday. The trip from Memphis to New …

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I know this is last minute, but if you’re still trolling for gift inspirations like I am, this may relieve some stress…especially if you’ve got some foodies in your life. And even if you don’t, everyone’s got to eat. Here is our expert list of gifts for foodies. Molecule R- Molecular Gastronomy Kit Know someone with …

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Breaking Trail (2005) is not your “average” climbing book – cold and full of technical details. Blum’s first book, Annapurna (1980), certainly communicated humanity while detailing the specifics of the climb. But Breaking Trail is Blum’s true memoir. Each chapter begins with a glimpse into Blum’s dysfunctional childhood in a Jewish family in Chicago. Forbidden …

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Back in college, I spent a semester in the gorgeous French town of Grenoble, nestled in the foothills of the Alps. When I recall that time, it’s hard to forget the pervasive holiday spirit that dominated the town; that’s because, although the French don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, they take the Christmas holidays very, very seriously. The …

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