A Study in the Finer Points of Drinking

The Perfect Bar Cart

Alcohol remains an enduring motif in the great American narrative -- probably because those who wrote it drank, and drank well. The symbol of this motif: that epitome of sophisticated drinking culture, the bar cart.

The most interesting wearable in fitness

With Athos, Has the Personal Trainer Met Its Match?

Athos is a startup that’s just a few months away from bringing to market one of the most interesting wearables yet: compression clothing capable of monitoring how hard your muscles are working, on top of heart rate, heart rate variability and breathing patterns.

From Brunch Spot to Global Food Sensation

Louisville’s Hillbilly Tea Has a New Take on Soul Food

Hillbilly Tea sounds like an Urban Dictionary revelation -- or the latest product from the minds of White and Pinkman. But it happens to be one of Louisville’s hottest brunch spots, and a burgeoning international brand. And if founders Karter Louis and Chef Arpad "Arpi” Lengyel realize their ultimate vision, that’s just the beginning.

On the 'Cue Trail in Texas

6 Must-Eats on the Texas BBQ Trail

Texas is home to the original cowboys, the gunslingers and trailblazers. They pushed 20 million head of cattle through Dustbowl territory during the historic cattle drives. Beef is in their blood. And their barbecue is the best there is. We sought out the legendary joints in the heart of the Lone Star State.

Rubbin' is Racin'

Becoming a NASCAR Driver in 72 Hours

The best way to appreciate NASCAR is not by cracking a Bud and plopping on the couch but by getting in the driver’s seat. That's a pipe dream for most -- so when PEAK Motor Oil invited me to their Stock Car Dream Challenge I grabbed my helmet and Nomex onesie and streamed Garth Brooks all the way to Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Smokeshows

Smoked Beer: Our Favorite Winter Oddity

Because their flavor profiles range from hearty to downright bacon-filled savoriness, Rauchbiers -- especially smoked porters -- are the perfect winter beer, sipped alone or paired with charred meats. Crack one of these five in your living room in front of a roaring fire.

Keep Calm and Read On

12 New Books for the The Definitive Men’s Library

We figured the best way to decide the 100 best books for men was to imagine ourselves as audience members: What did we want to read? The answer we discovered was simply something we'll enjoy. Well, now we've made some amendments, because our tastes have changed. So check out the list once again -- and as always, read with pleasure.

Have Fins, Will Travel

Three Diving Adventures to Plan Today

Swimming with Caribbean reef sharks, exploring the Northern Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef, or exploring WWII wrecks may sound daunting, but whether you have three days or two weeks, there's time enough for one of these adventures.

It Worked on your Grandmother

6 Classic Colognes to Wear Now

Those funky-smelling bottles stowed in your grandpa's medicine cabinet were actually love potions you now wish you owned. The best was probably one of these.

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Dapper Dopps

The Best Dopp Kits for Every Man

The dopp kit, or toiletry bag, is vital for traveling, but it's also a big question mark. How much style does the bag that holds your toothpaste need to have? Features? Materials? For our latest survey, we've gathered nearly 20 dopp kits together across a range of prices, styles and functionalities -- all priced well within their respective echelons.

An Impeccable Carry

Timekeeping Selects: The Rolex Explorer Travel Kit (Sold)

In the spirit of exploration, we're bringing back our popular (and completely sold out) series, Timekeeping Selects -- a partnership with Analog/Shift, the New York-based purveyor of vintage watches. As before, we've sourced unique old watches with impeccable authenticity -- all serviced and ready to wear. But this time there's a twist: each watch now comes with several handpicked accessories for a complete ready-to-go kit.

25 Best Places to Travel in 2015

The Adventure List

Travel is the desire to be changed -- to go, engage in a place, assimilate into its rhythms and quirks, and return home with its fragrant intoxication still swirling around in the brain. For 2015, these places are where we want to be changed.

IF YOU'RE BETWEEN A SOFT AND A HARD CASE...

Best Hard-Shell and Hard-Side Suitcases

In the good old days of train travel, a gentleman would have a cavalcade of steamer trunks in tow, housing all manner of wardrobe, knick knacks and accoutrements. These days are different -- but thankfully, technology is on your side.

The Well-Traveled Smartphone

The 25 Best Travel Apps

Whether you're going abroad or visiting a neighboring state, you should take time to make sure your smartphone is ready to make your trip easier. Updated for 2015, our list of the best travel apps is a good start.

Carry-On Allowance

Three Kits for Getting Work Done in Flight

Whether you’re flying from Cleveland to Chicago in coach or Boston to Bangladesh in business, the reality of flying involves cramped quarters, mediocre wi-fi and floppy tray tables. That doesn't mean you can't be productive. Here are three setups to maximize your jetset efficiency.

A Photo Essay

20 Days in Cuba

Our complete narrative and guide to traveling Cuba. Grab a friend (or two), book a ticket and make it the adventure of a lifetime.

Flying Above a Grueling Swiss Ski Mountaineering Contest

Photo Essay: Patrouille des Glaciers

Every two years, in the beginning of May, the Swiss hold an historic ski mountaineering race: the Patrouille des Glaciers, “the Glacier Patrol”. The race, a national treasure of sorts, attracts close to 5,000 participants of all ages and ability levels and tens of thousands of rowdy Swiss spectators who line the course.

The Forecast Calls for Pain

Photo Essay: Power Of 4 Ski Mountaineering Race

From the Archives: The object of the sport is to ski up and down a course as fast a possible; think trail running, but with ultralight ski gear, winter conditions, and powder turns on the downhill. We put our training to the test in one of the sport's most prestigious North American races, the Power of 4 in Aspen, Colorado.