Grooming for Greasy Skin: How to Prevent Forehead Shine

We all land on different ends of the spectrum when it comes to skin—few striking that perfect combination. Some suffer from dryness, struggling to keep their whole face or specific patches hydrated and free from flakes. Others err on the side of greasy. If your forehead is prone to extra oil, then you’re conscious of […]

Ramen Salad

Ramen Salad

If you visit the Midwest, I challenge you to find a single potluck, family reunion, church picnic, or holiday meal that doesn’t involve some version of today’s crunchy Asian Ramen Salad. It is ubiquitous. It is my childhood. It is perhaps the best, most-addictive side dish ever created. How do I explain this oriental ramen noodle […]

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Hiking Bug Suit

Bug season can be unpleasant, but it’s no reason to give up hiking and backpacking. You just need to cover up with insect-proof clothing and wear bug dope. If you never hike when insects are active, you’re not going to get much hiking and backpacking done, are you? Here’s a look at the hiking bug …

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Antique and Vintage Shopping in Barcelona

The feeling of antique and vintage shopping is like no other.

That rush of adrenaline and sense of restlessness as you search for that one thing the high street stores just don’t seem to be offering- and when you finally find that thing, the feeling is indescribable. Many describe Barcelona with the words hipster or edgy and although a little cringey, we’d have to agree.

This makes Barcelona the ultimate place to go antique shopping, the city full to the brim of hidden treasure troves and backstreet stores perfect for every vintage Vinnie.


Here’s Some of Our Favorite Places to Buy Old in Barcelona:

Mercat del Encants

The Mercat del Encants, is the largest second-hand market in the city and was built all the way back in the 14th century! This market is the ideal place for those that like to dig deep for their jewels, as its well known for having just as much useless junk, as stunning one of a kind treasures. 

The market is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 09:00-20:00 and stays open longer during the summer. There are antique auctions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 07:00-09:00 for commercial buyers, and again at 12:00 when the unsold goods drop in price.

If you can, avoid going on a Saturday as this is the busiest day at the market.  


Dominical de Sant Antoni

The neighbourhood of Sant Antoni is home to an abundance of unique brunch spots, vegan grab and go’s, and one of a kind vintage boutiques. It is also the home of Sant Antoni Market. 

During the week, the market sells everything from clothing and homeware outside, to fresh fruit and other local produce, inside. On Sundays, the market holds its weekly Dominical de Sant Antoni, exclusively for antique goods. Here you can find such vintage gems like second-hand books, comics, postcards, newspapers, and stamps. The Dominical de Sant Antoni takes place from 08:30 to 14:30 every week.


Mercat de Colom Antique Market

Located next to the city landmark of Christopher Columbus at the end of La Rambla, the Port Antic Market is held every Saturday and sells old photographs, oil paintings, frames, records, cameras, vintage toys, and other antique gems. It’s right in the centre of the city so you’re sure to see it live in action wherever you end up during your stay in Barcelona.  


Flea Markets

If you know where to look, you can find a flea market in Barcelona every weekend of the year. It’s in these markets where you can find some of the best vintage gems, at some of the best prices. Flea Market Barcelona has been taking place for over 10 years and takes place at least twice a month in two different spots in the Raval district.

The Lost and Found Market is a slightly newer addition to the antique scene and takes place four times a year. As well as letting attendees buy, sell, and exchange second-hand treasures at a great price, there’s also live music and food stalls. 


Vintage Shopping @ Carrer Tallers

If rummaging around market stalls isn’t really your thing, we suggest heading down Carrer Tallers, a street just off La Rambla, home to many vintage shops and record stores. Our favourites are Flamingo Market Vintage, where you pay for the total weight of your finds and Holala Vintage, a store that has vintage goods dating all the way back to the 1950’s.


A Toast to Trails: Drink for the Partnership for the National Trails System at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2019!

Headed to the upcoming Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver?
Come toast your favorite trail with us on Wednesday, June 19, at Laws Whiskey House! We’ll be joining our friends from trail organizations across the country to celebrate the trails that unite us all. Laws will be pouring up a special cocktail inspired by trails and donating proceeds to the Partnership for the National Trails System, and there will be a gear raffle so you can represent your favorite trail this summer! ...

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8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

Long-distance backpacking may not be considered a sport by some, but that doesn’t mean hikers aren’t endurance athletes. Thru-hiking requires stamina, muscular endurance, stability and mental fortitude. A good athlete practices a wholistic approach to fitness: nutrition, rest, and mobility alongside the more strenuous training. Stretching helps to keep the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. In this article you’ll find a handful of stretches designed to keep you balanced from head to toe. Hold each stretch for the recommended time, ...

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Final Leg of the Three-Year Triple Crown

What is up TREK people? I am Kevin, AKA Space Jam, and this summer I will be tackling the CDT to complete my Triple Crown in a quick three year time span. I know this isn’t as impressive as a Calendar-Triple but I am still pretty stoked to be able to make it happen. I love thru-hiking but also like taking my time and enjoying it. I also haul 3.5lbs of camera gear so that slows me down quite a bit. ...

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