Travel

3 Things I Learned by Unplugging

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If I accidentally leave my phone at home when leaving the house, I usually experience a few minutes of ... well, maybe not panic, but severe discomfort. However, once the initial shock of realizing I'm unreachable passes, I tend to relax pretty quickly. When I make the conscious decision to leave …
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7 Hiking Hydration Tips

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Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series is back today with hiking hydration tips and how she plans to stay healthy and hydrated while hiking Havasupai! It’s officially summertime in most parts of the U.S., but it’s exceptionally hot here in the desert southwest. I’ve been excited about my trip …
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A Pretty Epic Brooks Running Adventure in Seattle

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The following post is sponsored by Brooks Running. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Remember how the last couple of years I've gotten to go to New York to hang with Brooks Running? Well, this year instead of the Big Apple we hung out in Brooks' 'hood: Seattle! And it was a pretty …
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6 Camping Essentials for a More Comfy Experience

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Want to go camping but not ready to really, really rough it? Or want more of the "glamping" experience, minus the huge price tag? Ladies, today we've got you covered with six must-haves for any camping trip. We can't promise these camping essentials will make you feel like you're at a five-star …
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Training for Havasupai: Hikes in the Sedona Area

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Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She’s back today with fun hikes in the Sedona area that are perfect to do as training for Havasupai! Training to hike to Havasupai Falls in Southern and Central Arizona can prove to be tricky. I live in Phoenix, where there are lots of straight-up hikes …
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Don’t Be ‘That’ Girl: 5 Tips for Hiking on Tribal Lands

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Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She’s back today with everything you need to know about hiking on tribal lands, as she’s been doing as she trains for her BIG Havasupai adventure! If you’re hiking in the Southwest to prepare for a hike to Havasupai Falls or the Grand Canyon, you may …
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Get Sweaty on Vacation: Beach Interval Workout

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Between hiking and kayaking and cycling and surfing (well, trying to, anyway) in Hawaii, I didn't fit in as many traditional workouts as I typically do while on a vacation. However, I still managed to sweat it up before happy hour a time or two, and this particular workout is one I'll keep in mind …
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Knowing Your Limits vs. Failing

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I'm back from Hawaii with a bit of a tan, a few surfing-related wounds, and a ton of stories I can't wait to share. It turns out you can fit a lot of FBG-worthy activities into a two-week period! So, I hope you don't mind, but you'll see quite a few Hawaii-related posts over the next couple of …
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Training for Havasupai: Hikes in Phoenix

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Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She's back today with some hikes in Phoenix she's been doing as she trains for her BIG Havasupai adventure! Training to hike to Havasupai Falls in Southern and Central Arizona can prove to be tricky. We have lots of straight up hikes up mountains and …
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Fit Bottomed Tour: Active Adventures in New Zealand

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Ever have one of those vacations that was so fun, it required a vacation just to recover? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about, don't you? It's awesome when that happens. Recently, I was sent to New Zealand to cover an Ironman race in Taupo, on the North Island. Since Neil signed up for the …
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