Whitney L. James

Whitney L. James

Whitney James (@whitneyljames) does marketing at Outside GO. She is an avid outdoors and endorphin junkie and enjoys writing about it at whitneyljames.com.

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5 Skate Ski Essentials

While skate skiing gets a bad rep for being exceptionally difficult to learn, having the right gear is the first step to gliding your way into endorphin-induced bliss.

Whitney L. James
Mar 3, 2015

The Last of the True Cowboys?

It takes six pairs of boots, 240 horseshoes, and 24 months to ride on horseback the span of half of North America. Canadian cowboy Filipe Leite, the newest member of the historic Long Rider's Guild,...

Whitney L. James
Jul 21, 2014

This Horse Does Yoga

If you thought coed naked yoga was a little out there, consider equine yoga, in which humans and horses practice the ancient tradition simultaneously (although it's not apparent how much...

Whitney L. James
Apr 9, 2014

SeaWorld Orcas Drugged with Valium

SeaWorld's ongoing legal fiasco continues as court documents surfaced reporting the use of Valium and other tranquilizers on killer whales, most recently on an inbred orca named Ikaika.

Whitney L. James
Apr 4, 2014

Beefalo Are Destroying the Grand Canyon

A herd of up to 450 bison hybrids is causing a ruckus in Grand Canyon National Park and surrounding areas. First introduced in the early 1900s, the cattle-bison mix were part of a failed experiment...

Whitney L. James
Apr 3, 2014

Vitamin D Could Save Your Life

Two studies on vitamin D recently released in the British Medical Journal offer new insights about the benefits of the sunshine nutrient. Long believed to play a vital role in the cardiovascular and...

Whitney L. James
Apr 2, 2014

Tiny House Dating

Not everyone can live comfortably in a 200-square-foot space, but for people who can, finding a small-minded mate (pun intended) can be difficult. Enter Tiny House Dating, a new dating social network...

Whitney L. James
Mar 31, 2014

Whale Sets Diving Record

Researchers from the Cascadia Research Collective have tracked a new record-setting dive by the Cuvier's beaked whale.

Whitney L. James
Mar 28, 2014

Huckberry Launches Explorer's Grants

Purveyors of trendy and coveted gear for men, online retailer Huckberry is now sponsoring adventures. Born in an apartment three years ago, the bootstrapped company boasts an in-house climbing wall...

Whitney L. James
Mar 26, 2014

Climbers to Stop Trashing Everest

Beginning this April, Nepalese officials are requiring climbers on Mount Everest to haul 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage off the mountain in an effort to clean up decades of trash buildup. The...

Whitney L. James
Mar 3, 2014

Death Warrant for Man-Eating Tiger

Officials in Uttar Pradesh, India, have issued a shoot-to-kill order for a tigress that has killed 10 people since early December. The four-year-old Royal Bengal tiger has attacked villagers of all...

Whitney L. James
Feb 28, 2014

Can Wind Farms Fight Hurricanes?

Students at Stanford University have discovered that placing wind turbines off shorelines can reduce a hurricane’s wind surface by up to 80 percent. The study, published in the journal Nature...

Whitney L. James
Feb 27, 2014