Everyone remembers their first time floating down whitewater rapids – the force of the river, the sound of rushing water, the way the raft bounces in between holes. For as long as rivers have raged, thrill seekers have sought to float down them in flimsy watercraft.
But what do you do when guided rafting tours just aren’t cutting it anymore? If you find yourself bit by the rafting bug, you’re in luck! The U.S. is covered in raging rivers from the wilds of Alaska, down to the swamps of Florida which means there’s a cornucopia of places where rafters can get their fill. Check out these five cities where the whitewater obsessed can catch some big [...]
If you live for the summer months, there’s a good chance you also live for barbecue. Whether it’s burgers on the coals in your backyard or smoked brisket on a bar patio, barbecue is the perfect pairing for a nice summer evening. And while good barbecue can be found just about anywhere across America, there are few places that just do it differently. From Hawaii to Tennessee, here are a few cities that would make a perfect home for any barbecue lover.1. Austin, Texas
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The Lone Star State is known around the world for its barbecue – you can even find a barbecue [...]
How far do you need to drive to find a good hill to climb? Mountain biking news site Singletracks found that in 2016, mountain bikers took an average of two biking trips per year and about 90% of those trips were in cars. If you live far away from many good trails, you could easily find yourself spending more time in a car seat than in the saddle.
Put simply – it’s good to live near some good mountain biking trails. Using information from MTB Project’s incredible bike trail map, we picked out some the cities with the most and the best mountain bike trails nearby. Here are just five that are sure to burn your glutes.Boston, MA
Beantown may not be the first [...]
There’s something deeply satisfying about camping. People go camping for spiritual experiences, a way to commune with nature or to just get away from it all, but for me, camping just feels human. The human race spent tens of thousands of years living in nature with only a cave or mud hut separating us from the elements and yet look at us now – comfortable, safe, cozy, well-fed, healthy. It makes me (and others, I suspect) feel… restless.
If you’re like me and you begin to feel an itch to pitch a tent every few months, you might want to seek out somewhere that makes it easy. Here are just five cities that will help satisfy your need for campfires, sleeping [...]
Staying in shape can be difficult in even the best of circumstances, but living in certain places can definitely make it harder. Without fresh, healthy food (food desert) or access to places where you can exercise, keeping fit becomes a serious challenge.
There are countless ways to keep yourself fit, but whether you’re into walking, running, climbing, or biking, you still need somewhere to do it. So if your body is your temple and you want to take care of it, here are a few places where staying fit is a lot easier.Washington, D.C.
The nation’s capital is known for a lot of things, but fitness isn’t typically one of them. Nevertheless, Washington, [...]
Nothing says summer quite like splashing around in the water. And whether it’s on a lake or the ocean, no good home on the water goes unappreciated in summer. If you’re one of the lucky few owners of a lake or beach house, your summer is probably already packed full of weekend visits and house guests. That being said, if you have a free weekend or two, maybe you should consider adding one of the following crazy home add-ons to make sure yours is the hottest house on the water this summer.Outdoor shower
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It’s summer, which means… great seafood! But for some people, waiting around for their favorite fish to come into season just isn’t enough. If you’re a seafood aficionado, you’re in luck – the U.S. enjoys some of the widest variety of fish options in the world–from the blue oceans of Hawaii to the lobster traps of Maine, there’s something for just about everyone. So pack your bib and butter, these five cities offer great seafood options, along with amazing fishing for anyone who likes to catch their own dinner.1. Portland, Maine
Nothing says shellfish like New England. Portland may be famous for its lobster and clam, but the [...]
For some, a wine tour is a great way to spend a Saturday – for others, it’s a religious experience. After a brief dip in the early 90s, the U.S. wine consumption has grown steadily for the past 20 years, and the multi-billion dollar industry supports over 9,000 vineyards across the country. The U.S. is swimming in wine, and if you’re a wine lover, you could be too!
The booming U.S. wine industry has transformed towns and regions, creating havens all over the country for winos. So, if you worship at a barrel-shaped shrine, check out these five towns where any true oenophile will feel right at home.1. Walla Walla, Washington
Most people associate Walla [...]