“Cold Man Winter did seem to be on vacation last year thanks to a very strong El Niño, but this year he’s back . . .” – Editor Peter Geiger, Philom. A couple of weeks ago, Farmers’ Almanac released their 2017 anniversary edition with its usual eclectic mix of weather, astronomy, humor, and everyday lifeContinue reading

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Here are 5 best practices that everyone should know about urban cycling. The expansion of bike share programs across the major cities in the world and a steady up-tick in bicycle purchases in the States has rapidly increased over the past few years—and more and more cities are tweaking their streets to promote cycling, from bike-only lanesContinue reading

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Tested Tough in the Pacific Northwest, where we choose trails over treadmills. In honor of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day celebration (June 4th, 2016) we dedicated our Instagram feed to our favorite trails to run, hike, bike, paddle and explore. These are the places we go to clear our heads, train, breath and feel alive.Continue reading

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Tested Tough in the Pacific Northwest, where there is a waterfall around every corner. When we asked our social media followers to participate in Columbia’s first ever Instagram challenge, we decided to focus on something we hold dear in the Pacific Northwest. Yep, you guessed it: Waterfalls. We love our waterfalls almost as much as we love hiking outContinue reading

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Shocking new discovery at the Petra World Heritage site. Earlier this month, a new monumental structure was discovered buried under the sands at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan. Archaeologists used satellite images, drone photography and ground surveys to locate the large platform that had been hiding in plain sight. Petra may representContinue reading

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Achieve that sense of physical and mental high by simply running. With marijuana becoming legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and now the nation’s capital, “High” may be the new buzzword of the millennium. But long before Alice B. Toklas, Maui Wowi, and Cheech & Chong movies, there was a much purer, legal, and—might weContinue reading

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