Deb is the editor of Telluride Magazine and the web editor for Women's Adventure. She believes the secret to a happy life is enjoying the uphill slog, paddling out, and the journey as much as you relish the downhill, riding the wave, and the destination.
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Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride is not afraid of the dark. This year at Mountainfilm (a film festival celebrating the culture of the outdoors) they’re trying an experiment. Late at night on Saturday, they’re shutting off all the lights. Going completely dark. For an hour during the middle of the night, they’re shutting off porchlights, streetlights, […]
The earthquake in Nepal has devastated the region. Here’s a look at what happened and how you can help. The number of people killed by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 25 in Nepal has risen past 5,000. Much of the capital of Kathmandu was flattened, and the quake shook structures from Tibet to […]
I don’t know about you, but I have some serious camping van envy every time I see a Sportsmobile drive by. Oh, how I would love to have a Sportsmobile or a camper truck sitting in my driveway waiting for me when I need one. Filled with everything I need to take off and go […]
Get the most out of your surf vacation by picking the perfect spot—like Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. I only get to surf about a week or two every year, so when it comes to picking the destination I am very particular. This spring I had a few things I wanted out of my surf trip: […]
The improved relationship between the United States and Cuba is making travel between the countries more accessible. Traveling to Cuba from the United States is still not easy, but at least it’s legal. How long have you been wanting to go to Cuba? The country holds so much cultural appeal: the unique music, the distinctive […]
The practice of oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that is regaining popularity. And new studies show it actually works. You’ve probably read all about oil pulling on social media. But recent studies are proving what hippies have known for years: swishing coconut oil around in your mouth actually improves your dental health. I […]
If you’ve had your fill of skiing, skating, sledding and everything else you do for fun on the snow, check out the latest ski town fad: fat bikes. Fat bikes are all the rage in ski towns. Instead of waiting until the roads are clear and the sun is shining to take your road bike […]
No, not really. Every few months, a temperature inversion causes this strange phenomenon with the clouds in the Grand Canyon. Cold air fills the canyons, and the warm air above traps the fog in place. It looks like an ethereal white ocean has filled the mile-deep canyon, but only for a brief period of time. […]
Okay, maybe you read the abrasively titled story in Mother Jones (“Lay Off the Almond Milk, You Ignorant Hipsters”) and maybe you didn’t. The premise was that (a) almond milk is ridiculously expensive, and (b) eating almonds is better for you than drinking almond milk. This isn’t exactly groundbreaking investigative journalism—we know it’s expensive, and […]
Well, women must be doing something right. The web lit up this week with stories about the last living people who were born in the 1800s—all women. And three of the five live in the United States. It’s remarkable to think about what these women have witnessed in their lives. They were born before the […]
Baby, it’s cold outside. But that doesn’t stop these intrepid powderhounds from skiing naked. This clip from Valhalla will inspire you to leave those smelly, sweaty baselayers behind and experience the freedom of the hills. Forget about those bikini slaloms on sunny spring days—this is the Full Monty, skiing powder in the nude. Brrrr….
If you haven’t yet discovered Southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, it is time. The San Juans in the winter offer the perfect combination of terrific powder snow and bluebird sunny days, and the mountains are by far the state’s most beautiful. The jagged, high elevation peaks are the jewel of the Rockies and are the […]