Improve your Powder Skiing

Zach d’Arbeloff shares tips and tricks for succeeding on the deep and steep.

Take Better Photographs

 

Learn the secrets to great landscape photography from Team RailRiders photographer Crystal Brindle.

Crossing the Desert on a Camel

Learn about the challenges and advantages of organizing an epic desert trek with Bactrian Camels, courtesy of Team RailRiders camel expert Ripley Davenport.

Survive a Desert Ultrarun

Learn the tricks to surviving back to back marathons in the desert.

Holiday Gift Guide for Him 2016

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide for Him 2016! The holiday season is upon us! Winter is a time of year for giving, and if your man loves the outdoors, we know what he'll love. Enjoy this list of funky and fun gadgets; some will help you survive, others will just make...

The Azores: A Well-Kept Travel Secret

If there’s one tip I’ve learned while traveling, it’s that the advice of others can sometimes offer the best path forward. My wife and I spent months fretting about travel plans for our honeymoon, going over different options and places neither of us had been...

Your Winter Forecast and the Effects of an El Nino

If you pay attention to weather forecasts, you have probably heard of the “El Nino” (Spanish for “The nino”). 2015 has seen the development of a massive El Nino, which could have a major effect on our country’s winter. To get you ready for winter, and to prepare your...

The Science of Fall

This time of year, all across the temperate climate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, an amazing thing happens. Before the long slumber of winter, deciduous trees treat us to an explosion of color so incredible it can be observed from space. These foliage fireworks...

Buying a New Pair of Skis: An Insider’s Guide

One of my favorite parts of fall is salivating over the season’s new skis, finally available for purchase, or at least ogling. I know what I like, and I know what to pine for. I also know I already have too many skis to justify buying new ones but… I can always dream....

How-to: Practice Fall Fire Safety

For me, fall is hiking season. The weather gets cooler, spending the night in a tent becomes more pleasant, foliage explodes into color, and the weather in New England is usually spectacular. With the cool weather, the use of campfires becomes much more common. Cooler...

Microadventure: Walden Pond

Most people have heard of Walden Pond. Whether you are from Massachusetts or California, the wooded home of one of America’s most famed writers, Henry David Thoreau, has garnered international fame. While Thoreau championed self-reliance, Walden Pond is only a little...