1. Wild Visions + Utopian Spaces: Alternative Dwellings in the American West

    Airbnb’s most eye-opening quality might be its ability to let people discover unusual spaces. Beyond traditional apartments, users can book stays in yurts, geodesic domes, castles, caves, clock towers and the occasional converted school bus. If you’re searching for lodging in the Pacific Northwest, you’re likely to come across a listing for The Stump House. Nestled by a placid pond in Washington, The Stump House, a hexagonal wooden structure built around a tree, is the design of 64-year-old SunRay Kelley. An accomplished builder with over 50 unconventional structures across the country, SunRay calls the nine-acre homestead that includes The Stump House his “magical forest retreat,” offering guest access to a trout pond, sauna, composting toilet and two-story treehouse, all sheltered by towering cedar and fir trees. … Read More

  2. Ride with Ringtail: CORDURA® x Ringtail

    CORDURA® knows a thing or two about making durable fabrics that last, but did you know they also specialize in ultralight, water-resistant fabrics? They recently teamed up with Los Angeles-based cycling apparel company, Ringtail, to create a collaborative, tie-dye windbreaker sure to turn heads on any ride. We talked to the Ringtail founders to learn more about their creative process, and how they kicked off the collaboration with CORDURA®, which launches Fall ‘16. … Read More

  3. Wildfang: The Modern Wild Feminist

    American suffragettes began fighting for women’s voting rights in the mid-1900s, but we can thank the second-wave and ecofeminist movements that arrived a century later for broadening the equality debate to include sexuality, the workplace, reproductive rights and environmental issues. Flash forward to 2016 and we find ourselves still fighting. But with the gifts and lessons passed down from history, we hear the voice of our sisters ringing louder and stronger than ever before. … Read More

  4. The Montana Experience: A Story of River Surfing

    Rugged mountain ranges, vast wilderness and charming countrysides define the Montana experience, but it’s the rivers of Montana that are inspiring, quite literally, a new wave of opportunity to connect with the outdoors. Raging rapids formed from glaciers and snowmelt create a canvas. Free flowing and honest rivers invite us to be our most “wild” selves, provided we’re willing to answer the call. Enter the Montana River Surfers. … Read More

  5. Adventure Local: Woolrich’s SS17 Collection for Getting Outdoors in Your Own Backyard

    Woolrich has been making quality outdoor products and sharing its love of the outdoors with employees, partners and customers since 1830, which provides the brand with the luxury of being able to look back at its extensive archives to draw inspiration from past designs to inform its present collections. For SS17, Woolrich has revisited aspects of its ‘70s and ‘80s backpacking and hiking styles, while incorporating design cues and color stories that speak to its “Adventure Local” concept, which is about celebrating some of the most beautiful natural destinations in our backyards that are often underappreciated. … Read More

  6. On Festival Grounds

    I could feel the anticipation as I walked through camp. Headlamps flashed like show lights as festival-goers eagerly set up their quarters. I made my way through a sea of glowing tent clusters emitting the sounds of giddy chatter with the sweet and skunky smell of smoke and a booming bass line in the distance.

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  7. Experimental Soundtrack: How Sound Affects Our Consciousness

    As co-founder of The Uplift Project, I get to experience all kinds of wellness methods from ancient techniques to the latest fitness trends. One of the most far out experiences was a sound meditation led by Alexandre Tannous. If you’ve never been to a sound meditation, it goes like this: you lay down and get super comfortable, put an eye mask on, and actively listen. Then the practitioner begins to play instruments such as Tibetan Bowls, gongs, crystal bowls and shruti box. The purpose of using these instruments is that it’s easier to hear and feel the harmonic overtones. Say what? Alexandre is unlike anyone I’ve ever met: totally fascinating and deeply knowledgeable. … Read More

  8. Free Range Art: A Creative Retreat for Artists Ready to Step Out of their Studios and into Nature

    Is it just me, or do campfire conversations and meandering wilderness walks seem to nurture creative thoughts more effectively than sitting in a studio and swiping a smart phone? Thoreau knew it when he packed up for Walden Pond, and Geoffrey Holstad and Ryan Greaves knew it when they dreamed up Cabin-Time, a roaming creative residency that takes a handful of artists and makers into the wild each year to connect with nature and each other—and produce work they’d never dream of back in their four-walled studios. … Read More