Author: mountainmanpioneer

A Winter Guide to Responsible Backcountry Recreation

It’s no secret that the pandemic catalyzed the largest backcountry boom in history. Its coverage has been wall-to-wall with national news outlets far from the wild, from NPR, NBC News, New York Times, to the Wall Street Journal picking up on it. When the masses head to the now snow-packed woods without much of a […]

Mid State Trail Vs. Appalachian Trail: 6 Ways Planning Has Been Different

Things that coffee is good for: 

Pooping
Peeling your sorry body out of your sleeping bag in the morning
Washing dishes really quickly
Calligraphy ink 
Getting “artistic” stains on your pants
Telling stories with lots of animated hand gestures
Filling out a spreadsheet to plan your next thru-hike

I was halfway through a large, strong mug of joe as I filled in cell after cell of a spreadsheet titled “MST ‘21”. When I told my boyfriend that I would be hiking the Mid State Trail this May, ...

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How 100% Capri Is Disrupting the Luxury Travel Retail Scene

This article was produced in partnership with T1. Many famous designers like Valentino, Chanel, and Hermes have made it increasingly popular to buy ready to wear pieces that add value to a wide range of lifestyles. However, what most household name luxury brands have failed to take into account is the individual climates their clothing […]

The Coolest Pieces of Gear We Tested This Week

Here at Men’s Journal, we constantly test the latest gear to find the best new products you should know about to take your next adventure, workout, wardrobe, and every other part of your life to the next level. That includes everything from the best new adventure gear like a kayak that can double as a fishing […]

The Best New Golf Shoes to Give Your Game an Edge

If you want to start your season on the right foot, best pick up a fresh pair of golf shoes. Players use the ground to generate power and speed in their swing, and shoes serve as that point of interaction.     “The most important aspect in golf shoes is support,” says Laird Small, master instructor of […]

Airbnb Spotlights Top Travel Destinations of Spring and Summer

As we begin to see the light at the end of the pandemic, more people are beginning to make travel plans for the year. Thanks to Airbnb’s just-released list of top travel destinations of spring and summer, it’s clear travelers are searching for respite in wide-open spaces. Equally as important, they want to reconnect with […]
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