Learning how to surf in Hawaii as a total newbie

We drove along West Maui’s southern coast, nodding our heads to the local reggae station, which blasted the latest island jam. The bright royal Pacific filled our peripheries to the left. The forest reserve’s dramatic…

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Backcountry survival tips to avoid common mistakes

Anyone who has spent any time in the outdoors has made mistakes–more than we’d like to admit. I’m not going to dwell here about obvious backcountry survival faux pas–like forgetting mosquito repellent, matches, raincoat; or…

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