September 22, 2021

How Greenways Are Linking People, Places

The idea started with eight dreamy-eyed biking enthusiasts: Wouldn’t it be cool to pedal from Maine to Florida on protected trails, away from major highways and roads? And what if pedestrians, runners and others could also use portions of the route to exercise, explore nature or commute without a car? So began an ambitious plan […]

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September 3, 2021

The Perfect Kit for Leaf-Peeping

A woman strolls through the woods in fall when the leaves are turning bright orange

Autumn, with its crisp mornings and sunshine-on-your-shoulder afternoons, brings a special kind of magic—particularly when the maples, dogwoods and aspens burst into hues of yellow, orange and red. Ready to go leaf-peeping? Gather up this collection of cozy apparel and essential accoutrements and head out for a long hike or Sunday drive. After all, ’tis […]

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August 17, 2021

Gear I Hold Dear: My REI Co-op Fleece

REI Co-op Trailsmith fleece

When I pull the olive-colored fleece over my head, I am transported back. The intense nostalgia wraps me up into a tight hug, and I feel safe. Of course, the tightness I’m feeling might be because my REI fleece—a constant companion over more than a decade—may be a size too small. I think it’s a […]

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June 2, 2021

Can You Get Exercise Riding an E-Bike?

Person riding e-bike up hill

You’ve undoubtedly seen them around, standing near the bike rack at the farmer’s market, kicking up dirt on your favorite mountain bike trail or cruising along the neighborhood bike path. E-bikes seem to be everywhere these days. That’s because sales ballooned 145% in 2020 compared with the previous year, according to industry analysts at The […]

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May 24, 2021

Sadiqaa Horton: Limitless Sides to Outside

Sadiqaa Horton

There are so many ways to enjoy time outside. This is one of many unique stories we’re sharing as part of our effort to highlight the Limitless Sides to Outside. Outside is where I shine the brightest. It’s where I go to unwind and relax. Whether I’m arm deep in dirt from gardening, riding my bike, […]

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May 24, 2021

Kevin Frias: Limitless Sides to Outside

Kevin Frias

There are so many ways to enjoy time outside. This is one of many unique stories we’re sharing as part of our effort to highlight the Limitless Sides to Outside. Lots of my friends have experienced the great outdoors from a very young age. They tell me stories of riding dirt bikes through farm fields, or […]

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May 24, 2021

Vanny Mwamba: Limitless Sides to Outside

Person wearing sunglasses sitting outside on a ledge

There are so many ways to enjoy time outside. This is one of many unique stories we’re sharing as part of our effort to highlight the Limitless Sides to Outside. My name is Vanny Mwamba, and walking has always held a special place in my life. Walking is a radical opportunity to express freedom and to occupy space. For me, […]

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May 24, 2021

Molly Schneider: Limitless Sides to Outside

Woman posing in wheelchair.

There are so many ways to enjoy time outside. This is one of many unique stories we’re sharing as part of our effort to highlight the Limitless Sides to Outside. The pelting of rain on skin during a rainstorm. Watching the wind whip through trees as tall as hills. Soaking in sun as it cascades through pine […]

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May 24, 2021

Jon Yazzie: Limitless Sides to Outside

Person standing on bike in desert setting.

There are so many ways to enjoy time outside. This is one of many unique stories we’re sharing as part of our effort to highlight the Limitless Sides to Outside. Getting outside resets my mind, body and spirit. We’ve all heard a similar expression about what outdoor recreation does for us individually. Maybe even shared a […]

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