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20 pics to make you wish you were heli-skiing Alaska

20 pics to make you wish you were heli-skiing Alaska

Henry Munter, Matador Ambassador and lead guide for Chugach Powder Guides out of Girdwood, AK, is gearing up for the heli season with his team. After a slow start to the winter, February delivered the goods in a series of cold storms that buried the low-elevation trees. With a stout base and the days getting longer, it looks like a another solid season is underway.

6 reasons planning a trip is (almost) better than going on one

6 reasons planning a trip is (almost) better than going on one

1. Everything is possible.Up until the moment you click “buy” on those airplane tickets, you could go anywhere. Sure you have a budget and places you want to go, but still, for one brief second you can pretend you’re living the life of the super wealthy, that you can jet off to Rome for dinner and Iceland for a mud bath.

Sometimes rejection saves us: Interview with 2012 National Outdoor Book Award Winner Suzanne Roberts

Sometimes rejection saves us: Interview with 2012 National Outdoor Book Award Winner Suzanne Roberts

David Miller recently interviewed poet and author Suzanne Roberts, whose memoir of hiking the John Muir Trail, Almost Somewhere, was awarded a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award.DM: Congrats on winning the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Almost Somewhere. I remember your working on this book when we first spoke in 2010.

22 epic photos of Iceland’s beaches

22 epic photos of Iceland’s beaches

Some surf photographers are totally content sipping down piña colada in the South Pacific, but I’ve never been that person. Some people may think it’s a sickness, the feeling of gratification that comes from freezing your ass off in search of some cold, elusive wave.The way I see it, I have never felt more alive…ever.

How stupid can this South Carolina college be? The answer: Very

How stupid can this South Carolina college be? The answer: Very

RECENTLY, I WROTE an article all about why Charleston, South Carolina, is the best place you could possibly go to college. One of the reasons I listed was about how liberal Charleston is, especially in terms of our LGBT, and African American populations. I’m sad to say, I was wrong on that point.Recently, Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell was chosen to become the College of Charleston’s newest president.

10 essential tips for visiting indigenous peoples

10 essential tips for visiting indigenous peoples

PEOPLE DEFINED as “indigenous” are those with the earliest historical connection to the places they inhabit. More often than not, they are isolated from modern civilization, which has both positive and negative implications. Access to modern health care and education is limited, but their culture and way of life is most often pristinely intact.