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Outdoor Rise Festival Brings Adventure To New York City

Outdoor Rise Festival Brings Adventure To New York City Outdoor Rise Residents of New York City who are looking to put a little outdoor adventure into their lives will be pleased to learn of an upcoming event that aims to help them do just that. The first ever Outdoor Rise festival is scheduled to take place June 17-23 and will...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Stockholm, Sweden

International Adventure Guide 2013: Stockholm, Sweden Known as the Venice of the North, Stockholm is a city defined by water; it's in the soul of the city's inhabitants. Cold and icy in the winter and ready for sailing and bathing in the summer, water is as much a symbol of Stockholm as Old Town and the Royal Palace. This...

Clermont State Park, New York: When The Scenery Changes

Clermont State Park, New York: When The Scenery Changes The traffic of New York City is behind me now. The trees to each side are becoming increasingly taller; the sky is growing darker. We're heading up to a friend's house in a small town upstate called Germantown. He moved out of Queens and up there a few years ago with his...

Dinner And Bikes 2013: An Annual Tour To Grow The Bicycle Movement

Dinner And Bikes 2013: An Annual Tour To Grow The Bicycle Movement There's a lot of talk about bikes these days. From single speeds in New York City to nighttime tours in Guatemala City and the bike share in Paris, the discussion of bicycles as a real means of alternative transportation is taking hold in a big way. But talking about...

Adventure Travel Meets Luxury, In The Arctic

Adventure Travel Meets Luxury, In The Arctic The idea of "adventure travel" is hot and those who sell travel know it. Travelers who lead an active lifestyle as a big part of their everyday life want to continue that focus when traveling. Local adventurers who might camp, hike, hunt, ski or bike around where they live,...

Sonya Looney: World-Class Mountain Biker, Traveler

Sonya Looney: World-Class Mountain Biker, Traveler The only thing Sonya Looney racks up faster than victories on the international mountain bike circuit is frequent flier miles. Between racing and her day job – she works in sales and marketing for Ergon, one of her cycling sponsors – Looney's on the road two...

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike Are you one of those adventure travelers who has pretty much gone everywhere and done everything? Have you already climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked the length of the Himalaya and run an ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert? Are you looking for a new challenge that will motivate...

10 Things To Like About Detroit Now

10 Things To Like About Detroit Now Detroit is like an empty lot down the street that's sat vacant for years. Some people in the neighborhood doubt it will ever be put to good use. Then one day, you notice that the rubble is being carted away, and there are actually some green shoots popping up from the...

Half The World Pedaled, Half To Go

Half The World Pedaled, Half To Go Later this week, Vancouver firefighter and cancer survivor Rudy Pospisil will unpack his Giant Seek bicycle on the coast of Portugal, clip in and head for the Middle East. The road ahead stretches 9,000 miles, the distance between him and his goal of circumnavigating the...

Tennessee Trails, Take Me Home

After a long, wet winter, I needed some dirt. With the mountain bike trails around my Indiana home too muddy to ride, I picked up my buddy Jimmy and pointed the Forester south to Nashville. The temperature was about 10 degrees warmer than what we'd been suffering...

How To Fly With A Bicycle

How To Fly With A Bicycle In June, I'll be traveling to California for nearly a week of bike riding around Lake Tahoe and the California wine country. As much as I'd love to ride to the Sunshine State from my Hoosier home, my wife would be so angry after so many weeks away, I probably wouldn't have a...

Gadling Gear Review: Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 Road Bike

Gadling Gear Review: Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 Road Bike One of the fastest growing segments in adventure travel over the past few years has been in the area of cycling tours. Many active travelers have discovered that rolling along on the back of a bike provides a unique and personal perspective to the places they visit. A...

Man Builds, Rides Gigantic Bicycle: Dumbass Or Daredevil?

The video above depicts a man riding a hand-built, 14.5-foot-tall bike that he built himself. The video, entitled "STOOPIDTALL," indicates that the man, identified only as Richie, intends to build an even taller model to break the record of the "World's Tallest Bike"...

Pro Cycling Legend George Hincapie To Open Boutique Hotel In South Carolina

Pro Cycling Legend George Hincapie To Open Boutique Hotel In South Carolina Former professional cyclist George Hincapie, who rode in the Tour de France an impressive 17 times, has announced plans to enter the hotel business along with his brother Rich. Their small boutique hotel, which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina,...

International Adventure Guide 2013: La Paz And Southwest Bolivia

International Adventure Guide 2013: La Paz And Southwest Bolivia Bolivia is the least expensive destination in South America, yet it has an increasingly efficient tourism infrastructure. Going now, especially to the remote southwestern part of the country, means faster, easier, more comfortable travel than in the past (although you'll...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park

International Adventure Guide 2013: Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park When you're lying in the shade of a towering palm tree on Playa Espadilla Sur, a glorious, often empty beach backed by thick forest in Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park, the temptation to remain inert can be irresistible. But it would be a shame to travel all the way...

International Budget Guide 2013: Oaxaca, Mexico

International Budget Guide 2013: Oaxaca, Mexico If you are seeking an authentic and affordable taste of Mexico, look no further than Oaxaca. The southwestern Mexican city has come a long way since the political protests of 2006, where non-violent activists clashed with corrupt government officials and militia in...

Forget Paris, Try Lyon

Forget Paris, Try Lyon It was nighttime when I first pulled into France's second-largest city, by car, and the lights were on – a wash of royal blue shining up onto orderly rows of stately Renaissance buildings in ochre hues and reflecting in the river that bisects the city. Handsome was...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Paris, France

International Adventure Guide 2013: Paris, France An adventure guide to Paris? Yes. At first glance, Paris probably isn't the go-to city for outdoor enthusiasts. Metros, brasseries and the Champs Elysées don't really make the top of the list of an adventurer's itinerary. But being the diverse and ever-changing...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Quito, Ecuador

International Adventure Guide 2013: Quito, Ecuador Ecuador's capital city, Quito, has long been hailed as a great jumping off point for adventure travelers. The city is surrounded by eleven volcanoes and dozens of flowing rivers, making it an ideal locale for those looking to hike, bike, climb, kayak and more. As if...

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