Everyone seems to be saving the world. Meanwhile, here I am, a social worker in a mountain town, living paycheck-to-paycheck, wandering through the desert on a Saturday morning and worried about the gas money that it’s going to take to get me back home.
From the sun-drenched valleys of Southern California to the rain-drenched inlets of Puget Sound this new race of children . . . [has] one big thing in common. It is a lust for the outdoors, and the richly scenic coast offers kids a maximum of temptation and a minimum of inconvenience in fulfilling it. . . .
Jillian Mann and Kyla Trethewey stopped daydreaming and did it. They dropped everything, bought an old RV off of Craigslist, and headed off on a road trip across the U.S.. Check out their story here, then zoom over to their inspiring website, Our Wild Abandon.
OutdoorFest’s first-ever annual festival, which provided ten days of free outdoor activities to New Yorkers across every borough, was an enormous success, and had just wrapped up a few days before we spoke.
At 92, Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest National Park Ranger serving today, as an interpretive ranger leading tours at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California.
Pack Burro Racing is the only sport that is indigenous to Colorado. What started as a tribute to the state's mining history has become an annual spectacle in which, every summer, super fit athletes and their hopefully well-trained and willing equine counterparts run long distances over Rocky Mountain passes. It’s as crazy as it sounds.