Chris Clayton

Chris Clayton

Chris Clayton lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, daughter, and son. His writing has appeared in Men’s Health, Delta Sky magazine, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine, and other publications. His favorite outdoor escape is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, where he heads annually with friends to hike, fish, sip whiskey from a Nalgene, and tell a few lies.

Should I Enroll in the TSA’s PreCheck Program?

In its first decade of existence, the Transportation Security Administration was the tiger mom of government organizations—overbearing to the point of invasiveness, and about as fun as an ankle...

What is a Loppet, and Where can I Try One?

A loppet is an unusually lonely muppet. Or so I assumed until Cross Country Canada, the umbrella organization for the country’s national ski team, set me straight. CCC’s website describes...

Grand Teton

How Should I Learn To Be A Mountaineer?

Step one: Read the essential texts. Rock-star alpinist Conrad Anker, who leads The North Face’s dream team of globetrotting expeditionists, recommends Mountaineering: The Freedom of the...

What's A Great Place to Visit in Belize?

Is there a more abused word in the travel writer’s lexicon than “escape”? But it really does describe a Belizean vacation. The Central American country has all the makings for a...

What Are the Best Cruise Lines for Adventurers?

People who cruise and those who don’t are the Bloods and the Crips of the travel and leisure class. The former breathlessly defend the virtues of “all-inclusive” and “pre-...

The 10 Biggest Travel Mistakes

You don't need to spend a fortune to have a great adventure. With a few tweaks, you can avoid the 10 biggest—and often most expensive—travel mistakes.

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