outdoors

Spirited Stroll at Green-Wood Cemetery

October 24, 2018

Coming October 27-28, 2018. What Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a cemetery tour! Join the Spirited Stroll at Green-Wood Cemetery, a 478 acre, National Historic Landmark located in Brooklyn, New York. The 2.5 hour walking tour lead by author and Green-Wood Cemetery historian, Jeff Richman, covers stories of some of the more than 560,000 “permanent residents”, […]

Toad&Co Earthworks Skinny Pant

October 16, 2018

A comfy pair of pants from a feel-good company! You must remember our friends at Toad&Co, who brought us their Debug Range Pant, a fantastic pant to help keep you bug-free when you hit the trails. We’re excited to introduce you to their Earthworks Skinny Pant, another winner from their Fall/Winter line. Toad&Co has taken […]

Voited Fleece Outdoor Pillow Blanket

October 12, 2018

The ultimate camping blanket…and pillow…and sleep sack…and hands-free cape! Yep, the Fleece Outdoor Pillow Blanket from our friends at Voited will be your new favorite cuddling companion. Let’s talk about the fabric first. Made out of recycled bottles and a durable water-resistant treatment, the three-layer sandwich construction is eco-friendly and has all the properties that you […]

International Observe the Moon Night

October 12, 2018

Coming October 20, 2018. Celebrate the moon! International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a worldwide event dedicated to learning about lunar science and space exploration. Held annually since 2010, it is observed in September or October when the moon is at first quarter, the moon phase when we can see exactly half of the moon’s surface illuminated, and […]

Tender Corporation Products

September 25, 2018

Bugs. One of the unfortunate downsides of enjoying the outdoors. But thankfully, our friends at the Tender Corporation have some products that will help you out with these critters. Starting with their Ben’s Tick and Insect Protection Line – a collection of sprays and wipes containing DEET. For everyday hikes and camping in lightly infested […]

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

September 21, 2018

Coming September 21, 2018. Saturday is the first official day of fall and very fittingly, also the start of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. It’s actually a weeklong event that focuses on connecting you with the natural world, to promote fun, physical activity, and good health. Various organizations and companies host a a slew of outdoor-oriented […]

Headsweats Race Hats

September 19, 2018

Available in a whole rainbow of colors, the Race Hats from our friends at Headsweats will keep you shaded and sweat free…yippee! A few years ago, we introduced you to Headsweats and their Ultra Reflective Supervisor. The novel design of their hats and visors incorporates a “sweatband” inside your hat to keep you from experiencing […]

San Juan Outfitters Whale Watching Tour

September 18, 2018

Winning trivia question: After humans, what mammal is the most widespread in the world? Answer: Orcas! Yes, and one of the best ways to see these impressive creatures is to go on the San Juan Outfitters Whale Watching Tour. Leaving out of quaint Roche Harbor, the Sea Hawk, a mid-sized vessel of 42 feet, embarks […]

Aurora Glass Chalets

September 14, 2018

The Northern Lights season is just beginning, and there’s a new way to experience this stunning phenomenon. The Northern Lights Resort and Spa in Canada’s Yukon is building 3 new Aurora Glass Chalets with floor to ceiling windows for optimal viewing of the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your toasty warm bed or cosy […]

Sundots

August 30, 2018

Are you doing everything you can to protect yourself from skin cancer? Sunscreen…check. Hat…check. Sundots…no? Yes, you need to get Sundots! Sundots are chewable gummies, about the shape of those Dots candies but less gummy and less sweet, that contain an organic fern extract called polypodium leucotomos. Research demonstrates that this active ingredient has antioxidant and photoprotective […]

Downtown to Defiance

August 23, 2018

Coming September 9, 2018. No cars allowed! Downtown to Defiance is a free event designed to encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the Tacoma waterfront. Situated along the saltwater banks of Puget Sound, Tacoma is 32 miles southwest of Seattle and is known for its world-renowned glass art. The waterfront will be closed to […]

Art Safiental

August 17, 2018

Now through October 21, 2018. Love art? Love the outdoors? Now you can enjoy both at the Art Safiental! Art Safiental is a collection of 14 works of contemporary art from artists all over the world scattered throughout the Safien Valley, about 2 hours drive from Zurich. This year more than twice as many installations are […]

District Vision Keiichi Small Sunglasses

August 16, 2018

They have their eye on the prize…and the Keiichi Small Sunglasses by our friends at District Vision are quite the prize! Careful design and testing are evident with this pair of sunglasses, aimed at runners. The D+ lenses are manufactured out of very high quality therapeutic grade polycarbonate, which is shatterproof and anti-scratch. On sunny days, […]

Mullerthal Trail

August 15, 2018

Within the tiny country of Luxembourg that houses one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, is a popular hiking route known as the Mullerthal Trail. Spectacular natural and cultural highlights in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland area await along the 112 km which is composed […]

goodr Going to Valhalla…Witness! Sunglasses

August 14, 2018

You will find your Valhalla with the Going to Valhalla…Witness! Sunglasses from our friends at goodr! If you hadn’t already guessed from the names of their products, for example Flamingos on a Booze Cruise (pink frame with blue lens) and Swedish Meatball Hangover (yellow frame with blue lens), this tongue in cheek company has some […]

Brittanie’s Thyme Bug Repellent

August 14, 2018

Keep bugs away…organically with Brittanie’s Thyme Bug Repellent! Brittanie’s Thyme is a family-owned and operated business located in Alabama that specializes in vegan and gluten-free products that are made with USDA certified organic ingredients. Their Bug Repellent is particularly effective at protecting you from those biting mosquitoes, yet it contains no citronella! Nor will you […]

The Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run

August 13, 2018

Coming October 20, 2018. Have you tried nav racing? Navigation racing, that is. The Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run is a great way to get to know this new form of trail running/orienteering on scenic Whidbey Island, just a ferry’s ride north of Seattle. They offer an introductory session prior to the race where they’ll explain […]

Body Glide Sun

August 8, 2018

It does double duty! Sadly, we’ve all experienced chafing. If you haven’t, then you’re one of the lucky few! But for the majority of us, the folks at Body Glide offer a collection of products to deal with this annoying and painful problem, and we’re excited to tell you about their Body Glide Sun. This […]

Mat Collective

August 7, 2018

Now through August 31, 2018. Take it outside! For the summer, the folks at Mat Collective are offering free outdoor yoga classes in Vancouver. Yes, free! Yes, outdoors! This is the largest free, outdoor yoga program in western Canada, and they offer drop in classes in 5 locations including Kits Beach with beautiful views of […]

Backpacker Hidden Gems

July 31, 2018

Sshhh…it’s a secret, but we’ll share them with you! Backpacker Magazine and Destinations Editor, Maren Horjus have found some of the not-so-well-known (at least up until now!), best hikes in the United States and are sharing them with us in their new book, Backpacker Hidden Gems, 100 Greatest Undiscovered Hikes Across America. The book is […]

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

July 31, 2018

A very popular hike for Seattleites. If you’re visiting the Emerald City and itching to escape to fresh air and nature, then drive about 35 miles east to the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area for a hike that affords 360 degree views of the Cascades including Mount Si and Mount Washington. Owing its name to an early Seattle pioneer […]

Vallea Lumina

July 26, 2018

So much more than a walk…it’s an experience! Vallea Lumina is a multimedia journey through the old-growth forest of Cougar Mountain courtesy of a collaboration between Moment Factory and The Adventure Group (yes, the folks that brought us Superfly Ziplines!). Starting at sundown, take the complementary shuttle from Whistler Village and prepare to be amazed with […]

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

July 24, 2018

Attention all budding astronomers! Recently released, the new book from author, Dean Regas, 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky, will be your guide to identifying and viewing planets, satellites, meteors, constellations, and more when you are in the southern hemisphere. Unlike his previous book, 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, which focusses on […]

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

July 17, 2018

Instagram-worthy vistas! Located about an hour’s drive from Whistler Village in Beautiful British Columbia, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park consists of 3 turquoise, glacier-fed lakes, simply named Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre Lakes. Each one is more special than the last, and their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by “rockflour” – or glacial silt – […]