North & Central America

Puget Sound Jigging

WHERE: Public piers throughout Puget Sound, but the Edmonds Pier, north of Seattle in best now through November. (During winter months, try public piers in Seattle and...

How to Plan Your Grand Canyon Trip

If you are one of the lucky few to land a private permit to raft the Grand Canyon—you simply have to make this trip happen....

The Grand Canyon: Be Flexible With Your Permit Date

Your odds increase dramatically if you are willing to take a trip outside of the May through September peak season. While the main lottery is in February, there are follow-up lotteries...

The Grand Canyon: Rent Your Gear

Pro River Outfitter's Painless Private rental package takes care of every specific piece of gear for this very specific river trip. They even freeze their own ice to guarantee that is the...

The Grand Canyon: Don't Go Wanting

Feather River College's Outdoor Program Coordinator, Rick Stock, has a very useful Grand Canyon boat packing adage. "A raft is never...

The Grand Canyon: Assemble the Right Team

Don't forget that you are going on an expedition and group dynamic is essential to everyone's experience. While assembling a group with river skills is helpful, it should be secondary to your...

The Grand Canyon: Assign Responsibilities

No one is a client on private Grand Canyon trip. To assure everyone will kick in and make the trip run smoothly, Flett suggests clearly assigning day-to-day responsibilities in three major...

The Grand Canyon: Be Prepared For Tolio

Tolio is a trench foot-like foot fungus. During monsoon season, an extremely high number of rafters in the Grand Canyon come down with this non-serious—but very annoying—malady.

Swimming New York City: A Survival Guide

On July 12, a group of New York City designers celebrated the successful close of a Kickstarter campaign. Exceeding their goal, they raised $273,000 to build "+Pool," a

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