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Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

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5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father’s Day

There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.

06/01/2014

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Climb The Tallest Mountain In The World In 30 Mins

Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.

03/28/2014

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9 Professional Tips For Taking Insane Adventure Photographs

Jeremiah Watt captures people dangling off boulders and surfing down mountains, highlining between cliffs and deepwater diving into the abyss. We asked Watt for his top tips for taking amazing adventure photographs, and here’s what he had to say.

03/14/2014

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Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

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A Top Garnet Mining Adventure in Roxbury, CT

By Joanne Rochman UPDATE 6/17/2013: THERE IS NO LONGER ACCESS TO THE ROXBURY GARNET MINE.  THE MINE IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND THE CURRENT OWNER ALLOWS NO ACCESS. Okay, so maybe it’s not exactly like […]

04/07/2012

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Guide to Kayaking in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Down, stroke, up, repeat. The repetitive motion of rowing is as calming and routine as the waves upon which your kayak rides. Forget the treadmill and elliptical, climates have grown temperate and […]

03/31/2012

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Best Metal Detecting Sites in Connecticut

While metal detecting has evolved to a near science with all of the high tech features now available on detectors, the thrill still comes down to the hunt for buried treasure. While many enjoy hunting by the sea, others swear that old cornfields are the best sites for discovering precious objects. Here are some accounts of the best places to go metal detecting.

03/24/2012

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Five Horseback Riding Stables for Aspiring Equestrians in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Climbing atop a dapple-gray pony and taking a trot down a shaded trail, ending at the mouth of a rippling pond, is a picture-perfect fantasy for many, from little girls to grown […]

03/23/2012

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Guide to Cycling in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Bike culture has thoroughly invaded the country, taking cues from bike rental programs in Europe, recent green, eco-conscious and alternative energy movements and an economic down-turn declaring pedal pushing a more profitable […]

03/17/2012

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