Reno Travel Guide

My husband and I often say it: thank God for Reno. Living in Truckee, a remote mountain town nestled in the Northern Sierra Nevada, our daily life is juxtaposed somewhere between world class ski resorts…

Effective Altruism: How to Support Sustainability, While Still Enjoying Nature

Johnie Gall “Dirtbag Darling” interviewed by Laura Visconti Q: Can you walk us through a day-in-the-life? Where in the world are you today? A: I am perpetually bouncing around the country for work, but right now…

From Deserts to Glaciers: An Epic Trip to Patagonia and Beyond

My email dinged, the e-ticket was confirmed. Days previous I received a phone call I had been biting my nails for months to receive — I was chosen as the lead actor in a series…

Wandering North With Purpose: GrowlerWerks Beer Tour

Seattle and Portland are only a few hours apart by car, but when you’re hearing the call of an adventure, you have to answer it. When GrowlerWerks saw a chance to go to Seattle to…

Where the Desert Meets the Ocean: Surfing in Baja

5 Washington Beaches That Will Inspire You

Alone at Last: Fjällräven Classic

It’s 3 am on a Sunday. I’m tossing and turning. My mind is heavy, crowded with all sorts thoughts. I’ve been thinking a lot about the meaning of “alone”, my growth in the past year,…

Brixton: The Road to Freedom

Born of the independent spirit of the garage builders, skaters, and surfers of America’s West, Brixton has cemented a legacy as being a brand that caters to the fiercely independent. Cruising south from Los Angeles…

We Got Your Back: 5 Backpacks For The Creative Adventurer

A good backpack is more than just a mechanism for transporting personal items, it’s part utility tool and part fashion statement. A great backpack should travel as well in the wild as it does in…

Surf Mat Shenanigans: What, How and Why?

Some of the best ideas are born after many beers. Like when your father spots an inflatable surf mat at a shop on Sunset Boulevard – shortly after pouring back a few pints at Mohawk…

Lucky Shot: Interview With COOPH Photographer Craig Semetko

Craig Semetko started traveling the world as a performer and comedy writer. Working for some of today’s largest corporations, Semetko found himself in a number of far-flung locals and decided on a whim to start…

Seattle Sound Machine: Two Iconic Record Stores in The Emerald City

We live in a digital world, fast-paced, and evolving every second the digital world has taken over every facet of our life from the way we shop the way we consume media. However, in the…

Cool Off: Enjoying The Midwest’s Best Rivers

Summer in the Midwest can be downright brutal. With high temps and humidity making the air feel damp and heavy it is essential for those that call the Heartland home to find fun ways to…

Chicago Blues City

Chicago has long been a city revered for its music and arts community. The Windy City has produced some of the most recognized musicians and artists of the modern era and its contribution to the…

Get Away: 5 Epic Northwest Camping Spots

With summer in full swing, many outdoor enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest are planning their warm weather adventures. The PNW is world renowned for its abundance of outdoor recreation, awe-inspiring nature, and long warm summer…