Month: September 2016

Back Seat Driver: A (Single) Parent’s Definitive Guide to Road Tripping With Kids

The worst thing about my kid learning how to read is that she has become acutely aware of the speed limit and my tendency to exceed it. I’m pretty sure if I got pulled over, she’d chirp, “I told her to slow down” from the back seat. Being a single parent and road tripping can …

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When More Is Not Better: Explaining Portion Control to a Gluttonous Nation

Whenever those science peeps in lab coats learn how to condense appropriately nourishing meals, the tradition of cooking, and the socializing of eating into a single pill, I’m gonna buy that. But until then, we all have to choose what and how much we eat. The marketplace has been ripe for change and now caters …

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Camping, Trail Running, and Mountain Goating in Rossland, BC

If you’ve ever doubted that Canada is better at everything, consider this: In Canada, Sausage Egg McMuffins come with lettuce and tomatoes. I discovered this early on a Saturday morning in Trail, British Columbia. Just an hour later, I’d be setting out on a 25K trek up and down the summits of Red Mountain Resort …

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Cycling in the City: The State of Urban Riding in the Inland NW

Erik Solberg, a tall, thin 30-year-old newspaper archivist who sometimes sports a curly rattail and speaks fluent Feminist, rides a silver fixed-gear bike with a handkerchief tied to the handlebars. To him, the hipster-on-a-bike stereotype he embodies is not a joke – it’s proof that bicycling is at the forefront of cultural change. Biking for …

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