Iceland has a well-deserved reputation for beautiful scenery, and tall, brave and strong men and women. In fact, Icelandic citizens have claimed four Strongest Man of the World titles (Icelandic actor, Halfpór Július Björnsson, who plays the Mountain on Game of Thrones currently holds the trophy), and four Miss World crowns. The scenery has

Palm Springs

The simple allure of Southern California presents itself as an unassailable fact the minute you step out of the Palm Springs Airport: big desert sky, steep mountain peaks, and the intoxication of the fresh desert air. Forget Disneyland or the beautiful beaches. This is where SoCal really lives. The greater-Palm Springs area (the town proper

Sunrise at Quiraing Isle of Skye Scotland

We’re not sure where videos rank in terms of the cliche: “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” But we do think that watching Danny Macaskill’s video “The Ridge” perhaps best describes why Scotland has become one of the best-kept secrets in the mountain biking world. Witness: Granted, only a few mortals in this world could

Palisade Head

By Luke Marshall Johnson @LMJ There’s more to the rock than meets the eye. For those unfamiliar with Palisade Head, it’s a gigantic dome-shaped outcrop of rock jutting into Lake Superior, the remnant of ancient lava flows and subsequent millennia of glacial smoothing. The result is a landmark that rises up from the surrounding landscape,

Catto Lake

By Damon Ayon @damon.ayon So you’re fishing Caddo Lake for the first time? Better start planning your second trip now, and I’m going to tell you why. I’ve never met a fisherman who didn’t like a little info on a new body of water, so here you go: Caddo Lake is located on the Texas/Louisiana

sun valley idaho ski mountain

First things first: Ketchum, Idaho, the city adjacent to the famed Sun Valley Resort and your typical gateway to the region, can be hard to reach. The area (including the small town of Hailey) sits in a low valley, and when the weather comes in, the conditions can close the airport. It’s not uncommon to

delicate arch rock landscape

When temperatures start dropping and snow is in the forecast, we dream of warm weather winter destinations. Of course we’ll embrace winter sports, but in some parts of the country, you can ride, bike, hike and generally hang out outside, 12 months of the year without wearing a lot of layers. Moab, Utah is a