Clay Abney

Clay Abney

Clay Abney is a PR guru and freelance writer living in the ‘wild and wonderful’ state of West Virginia where he spends his days trail running, mountain biking, hiking and working when the mood strikes. At 47 (the new 26), he still competes in multi-day adventure races and is always looking for his next great adventure!
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Travel

Hit the Slopes at the Best Ski Towns in the United States

Our list of best ski towns will satisfy the discerning amateur and the après aficionado.
Outdoors

Rack it Up with the Best Snowboard and Ski Racks

Our favorite snowboard and ski racks from Thule and Yakima are perfect for hauling all your gear this season.
Travel

Don’t Leave Home Without a Pair of the Best Travel Underwear for Men

These aren't your dad's tighty-whities — these are our favorite pairs of travel underwear for keeping your business happy and healthy during long trips and expeditions.
Fashion & Style

Our Favorite Travel Socks for Work and Trail

When you spend all day on your feet, a good pair of socks makes all the difference. Here our favorite travel socks that work in the office and on the trail.
Travel

4 Luxury African Safaris that Redefine Glamping

Adventure in style to Tanzania’s Serengeti, Kenya’s Masai Mara, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, or Kruger National Park in South Africa on a luxury African safari.
Fashion & Style

Get In-Vested this Season: Our Favorite Men’s Vests for Functional Fashion

Check out our top picks for best men's vests to transition from fall to winter.
Outdoors

Teton Brothers is the Japanese Backcountry Brand You Need to Know

Like most great outerwear and outdoor gear brands, Teton Brothers was founded by an actual outdoorsman, Japanese mountaineer, Nori Suzuki.
Outdoors

Gauley River Rafting: Navigating the Whitewater Rapids of West Virginia

Every fall the Summersville Dam in West Virginia opens up and churns out some of the best whitewater rapids. It's officially Gauley River rafting season.
Outdoors

Snow Peak is Japan’s One-Stop-Shop for Outdoor Gear (and You Can Get it in the U.S.)

Serving as Japan's one-stop-shop for all things backpacking and outdoor, Snow Peak offers up some of the cleverest (and lightest) backcountry gear around.
Outdoors

Japan-based Goldwin Ski Apparel Crafts Olympic-level Sportswear

Take a closer at Goldwin ski apparel, one of the leading brands on the slopes.
Outdoors

Quiksilver’s New Airlift Vest Will Make Big-Wave Surfing a Little Safer

Big-wave surfing is as dangerous as it is exhilarating. Quiksilver's innovative Highline Airlift vest has the potential to save lives.
Travel

Things That Go Bump in the Night: 6 Most Haunted Places in America

With Halloween lurking around the corner, we thought it only pertinent that we list some of the eeriest and most haunted places in America. Read our roundup ... if you dare.
Outdoors

15 Best Travel Pants for Hiking, Exploring, and Everything in Between

Our favorite, all-around travel pants are suitable for every environment and activity, from finding comfort on the plane to finding adventure outdoors.
Travel

6 Iconic Bridges Spanning the Globe

The world's most iconic bridges are not only engineering marvels, but also works of art that have become iconic landmarks in their own right.
Outdoors

Step On Up: Burton Snowboards Announces New Boot-to-Binding Connection System

Burton Snowboards' Step On system will help deliver better board control by locking the boot directly to the binding.
Travel

Perfect Shot: 4 Best Travel Tripods For Your Next Adventure

The best travel tripods are compact, portable, and easy to use. Here are four great options for your next epic trip.
Outdoors

Take a Peek at these New Burton Jackets Before Snowboarding Season Arrives

Here's a look at the newest Burton jackets, which will be available in time for opening day on the slopes.
Travel

We’re Inclined to Check Out the World’s Best Funiculars

Funicular, an out-dated mode of transit resembling an inclined train, are an increasingly rare sight. Here are the best funiculars around the world.
Travel

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Best Rock Climbing Places around the World

Some our favorite destinations for reaching new heights...
Outdoors

Lightweight Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure

Sit comfortably without all the weight.
Outdoors

An Ounce Of Prevention: What To Pack in Your Own First Aid Kit

Knowing how to use the items in your first aid kit is just as important as having the kit itself.
Travel

Highway to Hell: Four of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads

Who doesn't love a good white-knuckle drive...