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Lessons Learned — Stewart Moore

7 reasons to choose a short thru-hike

So you want to hike from Canada to Mexico? We've got seven reasons you should try a shorter trip first.

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Lessons Learned

TravelStacey McKenna

Before Airbnb, Cuba had Casas Particulares

Homestays and cultural immersion are longstanding traditions in Cuba, but their days may be numbered.

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CycleAndrew Winohradsky

How to fly with your bike (Part 2)

Packing your bike for air travel? Follow these tips to make sure it survives the trip.

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WellnessMike Powers

A black belt’s 6 tips to avoid injury

In many ways, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter Mike Powers gets hurt for a living. Over his 18-year career, he's developed a simple, effective system for keeping those injuries minor.

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CycleJan Bennett

The route I’ll never race

The hottest new route in bikepacking is Mexico's 1,700-mile Baja Divide. As Jan Bennet writes, it's not a trip that should be rushed.

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TravelMolly McCowan

Itinerary: Peru for less than $2k

Change your life without breaking the bank with this affordable two-week travel plan.

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ShootKevin Linderman

The bittersweet close of upland hunting season

For Kevin Linderman, upland hunting isn't just a great way to bag fresh poultry. It's a moving meditation on patience, loyalty, and tradition.

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AlpineRenee Howard

How to Ski Alaska (without selling a kidney)

You don’t need a helicopter to ski the Chugach. In this piece, Alaskan Renee Howard explains how to shred The Last Frontier on a budget.

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CycleRoxanne Trujillo

What you need to bike all winter

You know those people who bike to work all year? They aren't crazy... they just have the right gear. In this piece, bike pro Roxanne Trujillo breaks down what it takes.

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AlpineEric Hockman

Making the everyman’s adventure-mobile

The internet is awash in "livable" vans and trucks. Eric Hockman built one that fits the Shoulders of Giants ethos: simple, cheap, and effective.

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