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You’ll Want Everything At Billykirk’s First Store

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You know that feeling when you walk into a shop and your dopamine levels surge and you Just. Want. Everything.? It doesn’t happen very often (especially on the dudes’ shopping…

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PSA: Don’t Be Annoying on an Airplane

What is it about an airplane that draws out the most annoying traits in a person? Is it being shoved in a small space in seats that barely recline? Being made to starve while smelling someone’s...
McDonalds french fries? Retaliation for having just had some stranger peruse your personal items while wearing blue, rubber gloves...

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Sleeping Under the Stars: Tree House Hotels Around the World

As a child, you wanted a tree house. You’d spend hot summer nights at your lucky friend’s house, climbing makeshift ladders to play in a wonderland under the stars. That dream doesn’t...
have to die. As an adult, you can release your inner child at tree house hotels around the world. Some are located on...

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10 Beautiful Canyon Hikes in the U.S.

Here’s something they won’t teach you in school: The United States has more than one canyon! Really, it’s true. The Grand Canyon is big and beautiful, but it’s not the only chasm in...
our land worth visiting. Our canyons stretch from New York to Hawaii, span the spectrum of colors, lengths and foliage and all...

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Micro Guide: Vieques, Puerto Rico

Home to some of the Caribbean’s finest beaches, Vieques remains one of the best-kept secrets in the region. Two-thirds of the island, formerly occupied by the US Navy, exists today as a protected...
wildlife refuge while the rest of “Isla Nena” plays host to a population of 10,000, wild horses and now a growing stream...

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Micro Guide: Montauk

“Meet me in Montauk” — that was the line that Kate Winslet’s Clementine Kruczynski whispered to Jim Carrey’s Joel Barish before all his memories of her were erased in the classic 2004 film...
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A decade later, the seaside surf town at the very eastern end of Long Island, New...

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Fashion & Style, Travel

Choose Your Own Adventure With Filson’s New Dry Bags

If your weekend plans involve a 172 Hours or All Is Lost kind of situation, we’ve found the luggage you’ll need to survive the elements. Introducing Filson’s new dry bags,  a...
collection of six styles fabricated in durable vinyl-coated polyester with welded seams. And even if you’re not a fan of Survivor — or James Franco trapped in a canyon...

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J. Panther RollTote: Ruggedly Handsome

When it comes to design, J. Panther Luggage Company takes its time to make sure it’s producing top of the line products. It’s been two years since the company unveiled a new bag, but owner Johnny...
Diamandis has had his head down working on the new 3-way RollTote. “We make a lot of prototypes,” says...

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10 Great National Beers from Around the Globe

Beer brings the world together. After tea and water, beer is the most popular beverage on the planet. Beer gets more people buzzed, beating out wine and whiskey as the most swallowed spirit in the world....
And beer has breed: it’s the oldest fermented libation in the history of humankind. Beer was even worthy of...

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Living, Travel

The Manual’s Guide To Bad-Ass Bike Gear

We’re all about reducing emissions here (yes, rabid right-wingers, climate change is real), so we’ve been spending a lot of time this summer tooling around city streets on our bikes, or, for...
the more adventurous staff,  hitting the trails for some thigh-crunching cardio. But, in the somewhat arduous problem of choosing your bicycle, who has time...

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Vacation with a difference at Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad

Don’t get us wrong, we love a beach vacation as much as the next dude. But we can’t help craving a little more of an experience from a trip these days. Something a little more left field that we’ll...
be recalling for weeks after at the office water cooler. Introducing the new and improved Le...

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Farm Loops: Enjoying Oregon’s Summer Bounty

Oregon summers are known for their abundance of sunshine and warm, soft breezes. Residents and tourists alike often head to the countryside to take in the beautiful scenery and fresh food. Oregon farm...
loops offer a unique way to enjoy the state’s bounty, from the fresh produce to world-class wines to beautiful flora. Most are...

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Outsmart the Trout: Redington Fly Fishing

If you’re lucky enough to live near a river, lake, or shore with good fishing, you’re lucky enough. One of the great summer hobbies every man should take up at least once is learning to fish....
If you’ve ever picked up the works of famed author and fisherman Norman Maclean, then you know that the...

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