The Importance of Heroes

Without role models to emulate, it’s difficult to develop as individuals. At our core, humans are social animals, and social animals need other social animals to interact with and learn from. As babies, we naturally empathize with other babies and toddlers, which lets us develop basic social skills during play. As we grow up, we […]

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The Kentucky Dirtbag: A Spring Break at the Red River Gorge

(Featured Image: Scoping out “Omaha Beach” (5.14a) and “Transworld Depravity” (5.14a) at the Motherlodeon a cold day.)​Most of us need to exert extra effort to find the wild. Our communities of concrete, electricity and pavement often keeps us closed to the harsh beauty of our environment’s more organic forms. Yet, Eric has been an outdoorsman […]

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Sustain the Stoke: Being Prepared

Every adventure is five parts work, one part fun. All of the work we put in to making our fantastic ideas for travel realities in itself makes the trip daunting, but there’s a few tricks we can all employ to make sure your next excursion isn’t just successful – it’ll also be memorable. Not memorable […]

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Adventures to Inspire: Panama

A Journal on the Power of Adventure (October 2016)​We haven’t even been on the road for a full day yet. It’s a crowded metrobus ride to Panama City, and many of the passengers are painfully aware of the herd of expat children from the states. I’m packed into a seat with my traveling backpack on […]

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Is There a Sustainable Future?

The world appears to be heading into a nosedive, and many different communities around the world have noticed. Of those who are wary, a select few have gotten together, pushing away at the metropolitan cities of millions, the suburban luxuries of the first world, and the standards of popular culture, to try to make something […]

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The House by Jaguar Falls

A laser pointer punches a lime green needle into the night sky, catching the attention of every gazer as the tired class unravels the identity of each constellation.“It’s always important to remember, that although the ecliptic changes, the constellations stay together. Their stories are separate, but they come together in the night’s sky to guide […]

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Surfing: Sport for the Soul

​ It’s 7:00 a.m. in Playa Venao, and Leon Mach has been up for more than an hour. As we sit around the breakfast at Los Sombreros, the house restaurant in our sustainable surf hostel, he cracks a few jokes as his fingers tap the table impatiently. When it comes to surfing, it’s all about […]

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