Chris Clayton

Author's Bio

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.

Where Can I Drink Beer Outside and in the Nude?

As anyone who has ever downed a High Life in the shower knows, nude drinking is an excellent way to exercise free will while toasting our birthday-suited ancestors who drank fermented stag blood by moonlight.

What Are the Best Airports for Cyclists?

It used to be, you could get tasered for riding your bike to the airport. Thankfully, the great urban two-wheel boom has seen dedicated lanes and other cycling infrastructure added to airports worldwide.

Should I Buy a 2014–2015 Ski Pass Right Now?

All they really have to do is jump on the not-so-secret season pass sales that have become a rite of spring for powder heads. Here are a few of the best deals—occurring right now, so hurry—to be had for the 2014–2015 season.

What are the World's Best Kitesurfing Destinations?

Imagine surfing on a wakeboard while a big-ass kite pulls you across the water (and occasionally out of it). This is kiteboarding in horribly reductive terms, but you knew that already and would prefer we get to the part where pro kitesurfer Damien LeRoy answers the question in question.

Where Can I Safely (and Legally) Tent Camp in New York City?

Maybe you’re looking to visit New York on the cheap. Or perhaps the incongruous notion of camping in a seething, belching metropolis is right in your wheelhouse. Whatever’s driving your urban cowboy fantasies, you’ll be glad to know that it is, in fact, possible to sleep under the stars in the Big Apple (and you don’t even have to occupy Wall Street to do it).

How Can I Incorporate Birding into My Next Adventure?

By valuing adrenaline over a more complete understanding of my surroundings, I often feel disconnected from nature while having a great time in it. I suspect I’m not alone in wishing my adventures had more dimension—but where to start?

Which Hotels Offer the Nicest Bikes for Guests?

Hotels are constantly adding new bells and whistles to get a leg up on the competition—think access to fancy guitars and complementary museum passes. Now, many venues are starting to keep their cycling guests happy with premium-ride loaners.

Should I Enroll in the TSA’s PreCheck Program?

For $85 and a background check, TSA’s PreCheck allows travelers access to an expedited lane where they don't have to remove belts and shoes, and laptops and liquids can remain in carry-ons.