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Simply defined, dispersed camping means camping anywhere outside of designated campgrounds. Dispersed camping offers a very particular type of travel, taken exclusively for the spirit’s benefit. The close commune with nature gained by dispersed camping comes in tandem with nature’s innate risks, at once electrifying and frightening. Jeff Frost won’t...
With summertime afoot in the northern hemisphere and the world returning to relative normalcy wherever vaccines are currently sold, travel, that contraband delicacy, graces us with its return. From sea to shining American sea and across the oceans on foreign coasts, we all know the legend that journeys outweigh...
Gentlemen, hold onto your sweat shorts and welcome the era of the in-between. At present, society sits perched between the pandemic and post-pandemic worlds, as everyone becomes a little more comfortable with going back to normal, whatever that is. Real, maskless, indoor dining normal. Not the new normal we...
Sappho (630 BC-570 BC) A lyric poetess of the ancient Greece era, this first of our 50 most popular women of all time was perhaps the first writer to achieve fame with words. Much of her work has been destroyed by time and circumstance, but her prowess lives on in...
Depending on your unique life experience, the term “anime” likely evokes a strong emotional connotation at first impact. Since its advent in the second half of the 20th century, this far-reaching export of Japanese media has inspired all manner of cult followings, giving rise to an aesthetic that touches...
Introduction Humanity’s fascinating and sometimes fraught relationship with mind-altering substances predates recorded history. Fully integrated into mainstream society, alcohol’s extensive presence doesn’t always do its symbolic importance justice. Those three words, “take a shot,” roll off the tongue so easily that we hardly even consider the enigmatic origins behind the...
Data presented by the BBC in February 2019 points to a correlation between meat consumption and wealth. Beef Magazine asked two times in 2014 if beef was on the road to becoming a luxury item. When the pandemic ravaged the world throughout 2020, beef was one of the many...
I spent three years working in a luxury glasses boutique on New York’s infamous Madison Avenue. Our clientele predominantly consisted of seasoned society fixtures, people who were cool in the 1980s, and men involved in creative industries from advertising to music management and architecture. Across demographics, clients would often...
A laptop is more than a machine, it’s a lifeline. Whether used for a career, a side hustle, a hobby, or staying in touch with loved ones all over the world, the portable computer is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity, especially as society collectively trades our WFH...
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Sometimes, these stale old adages hold up. Even in an industry as performative as fitness is, with its Hollywood allure and outrageous fads, hand weights prove tried and true staples for achieving concrete results. When the world...