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Think July 4 is all about grilling, fireworks and beer? It is, mostly. But it's also about war, baseball and Civil Rights.
Think July 4 is all about grilling, fireworks and beer? It is, mostly. But it's also about war, baseball and Civil Rights.
The flop is all glory or failure. Hank Haney guides on how to channel your inner Mickelson (not Barkley).
It's still pretty cold out there, but a ride is in your future. Here's the cold weather motorcycle gear you need.
You could research bikes for months online -- or you could take a look at our roundup of the 5 best starter motorcycles.
GP and Caskers.com taste whisky from the five best independent distilleries in Scotland.
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.
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.
GP editor Matthew Ankenny races against topography in California with 7,500 other riders and a local pro.
Flying today sucks. Even first class today sucks. Where’s the $1,000 value in a couple extra inches of legroom and three ounces of booze? Jet Blue tends to agree.
Avoid the post holiday funk by browsing through our editorial team's picks for the best products in home, watches, style, tech, outdoors, sports and spirits launched in 2014.
Steep slopes, muddy trails, river crossings and scree slopes turn a garden variety trip into a journey. Adrenaline junkies, take note: off-road excursions are just as exciting as transcontinental road trips, if not more so. Set yourselves up with any of these great vintage off-road adventure cars and you'll see why.
We're huge fans digital photography -- but our love for film cameras will never die. Whether you're interested in shooting with film or just into collecting, here are our picks for the best vintage cameras.
It's the final day of our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. We spent Day 11 exploring Edinburgh (where we got a trim, drank great beer and met a fellow American), reading great Scottish literature, and saying goodbye to this beautiful country.
Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. On Day 10, we examined the best independent Scotches (and tasted a delicious Big Scotch name), visited the oldest in on Skye and learned a thing or two from a Scottish brown trout.
If you're in the market for something a bit different, their newly released 15 Year Single Barrel Sherry Cask is richly rewarding aesthetically and on the palate.
Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. On Day 9, we talked Scotland's greatest adventures, then feasted on delicious Scottish cheeses, smoked fish and beer.
Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. On Day Seven we took the ferry to the Isle of Skye, scaled the Storr against wind and hail, chased sheep, and remembered travelers past.
Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. Day Five saw us foraging and butchering in the Highlands with chef Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor, and finding out from the Scots themselves about Scotland's recent vote for independence from the UK.
Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. Day Four involved fleeing Glasgow for the Highlands, a beautiful farmhouse hotel, our Mercedes-Benz ride, Scottish vernacular and more.
Welcome to our sprawling travel journal of Scotland's environmental, cultural and culinary riches. Over the next two weeks we'll be sharing our collection of 50 essays, videos, anecdotes, photo essays, travel guides, recipes, poetry and tall tales gathered during one hell of a trip. Day Three features some of the nicest digs in Glasgow, a trip to a weird market, economic advice from Adam Smith and more.
From the Archives: Though it's gradually becoming usurped by more high tech materials, waxed canvas still remains one of the coolest-looking ways to wick away precipitation. These nine waxed canvas products give bad weather the middle finger and look good doing it.
A week with the Trek Lync 5 proves it’s the commuter bike you need, whether or not it’s the commuter bike you want.
Iceland exists as if out of the mind of a science fiction writer -- not in the futuristic sense, but as some timeless place, where the elements that created the earth meet the people who harness its power. It is perhaps the most exotic place on Earth. And it’s only a five-hour flight from Manhattan.
From the Archives: Long weekends aren't just for sleeping in and backyard barbecues. Hop in the car, embrace the fresh air and hug the asphalt like you don't have a care in the world. There are a ton of great roads out there, twisty, straight and some off the beaten path. We've listed some of the best (and some less-traveled) for your vacation enjoyment and paired them with the ideal vehicle to maximize the experience.
From the Archives: Earbuds, rather than full-size headphones, are essential for about every possible activity besides critical listening mostly because they are so very compact. If you're a commuter or jogger or the type of person who can't balance one-pound earmuffs on your head all day, or prefer to not spend a pretty penny on something that you're likely to lose or break, these are for you.
From the Archives: Navigating LA, which is known for its vastness and interlocking freeways, without a car is akin to a New Yorker pulling his vehicle from storage to run errands in midtown for a few hours. It's crazy. It doesn't even seem like an option. But what if I made it an option? I decided to try the unthinkable: live in LA for one week while my car sat in the driveway. The goal: see just how dependent I was on my car -- and determine just how much I could buck that dependency.
From the Archives: There are serious benefits to matching your glass to your beer. Here's our guide to the different types of glasses and the brews you should sip out of them.
From the Archives: We know you love leather bags, and so do we. But there are times, say, when you’re toting your photography gear, that you need a more all-weather, utilitarian alternative. In fact, we'll say it now -- leave the leather for trips and commutes. We've rounded up our favorites and put them through their paces to come up with our list of the five best canvas camera bags for the discerning photographer.
From The Archives: Amazon’s Fire TV provides the best experience of any streaming device for consumers who’ve spent more than a few paychecks on the company’s media ecosystem. No question about it: if you live and die by Amazon Prime Instant Video, buy the Fire TV and rejoice. But what if you aren’t a card-carrying member of the Bezos fan club? We found a comfy couch and tested it out.
From The Archives: Though the newer cars might be faster, safer and better appointed, they certainly don't feel more agile or connected to the driver. In the name of technology, most sports sedans have lost a purity that once existed across the segment. And there's virtually no end in sight.
Today in Gear: A well-ventilated bike helmet, The World of Departures, LED Edison bulbs and more.
This Week in Gear: the 2015 Ford Focus ST, GE Link connected LEDs, Ginger infused bourbon, Trek's Edmonda SLR 10, Patagonia's Nano-Air jacket.
From the Archives: Upgrade your summer reading game from Twitter feeds to these excellent books. From serious economic theory to a classic detective story, these are the 10 essential reads of summer.
Climb out of the Atlantic Avenue subway station in Brooklyn and you'll run smack dab into the Barclays Center, a multi-event arena known for hosting a range of concerts and, more notably, the Brooklyn Nets and, soon, the New York Islanders. But last Thursday, June 26, saw a different kind of sporting spectacle: the timeless process of picking teams. This was the 2014 NBA draft: when players wear suits, fans wear jerseys, and no team no team walks away certain that they won or lost.
People who live in the tropics have a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it’s nice to drive around with the top down all year; on the other, most guys seem to end up with too-slick hair, too few closed buttons and a CGI tan. (Not to even get into the issues of equatorial squalor.) For the rest of us in multi-season climates, the arrival of longer days, fewer layers and colder beers is eagerly anticipated. And now (or at least as of 6:51 AM ET) summer is officially here. This summer we’re visiting legendary car races, debating the best films of the season, taking you along on the summer’s biggest bike race, visiting the best festivals in America, mixing up the Michelada three different ways and much more. Time to read up and make the most of the next three months.
Know Your Foods is a new culinary crash course on various foods and ingredients -- and if we’ve done our job right, also an inspirational kick in the ribs to expand your dining horizons. Use it for your next meal. Use it impress a girl. Use them to land a job or to silence a patronizing maître d'. But for the love of garlic, use it somewhere. First up, that delicious, carbo-loaded ingredient: pasta.
From the Archives: In the golden age of the so-called "art cinema", college-aged cineastes and middle-aged professorial types needed only to congregate at the local repertory theatre for a fix of the latest and greatest in international film. They could catch a Bergman-Fellini double feature and wile away the evening in a coffee shop discussing the Christ-figure symbolism or whatever. A vast library of international movies are available to watch instantly with the click of a mouse. You too can become a film snob -- with very little actual work. We've done some of the heavy popcorn lifting for you and picked out forty of the best foreign films available for instant streaming today. Go forth and become a global movie connoisseur.
10:28 a.m. HST | Kauai, Hawaii -- The two mile hike up to Waipoo Falls in Kauai's Waimea Canyon is by all measurement an easy one, but it underscores what's best about a quiet hike.
A look back at the Week in Gear. From summer fragrances to a complete guide to Father's Day to a really big HDTV, this is what you missed.
From the Archives: Sunglasses are sunglasses, right? Nope. You can't slap on a pair of clearance carousel drugstore shades and expect a great behind-the-wheel experience; nor does spending $300 on top-of-the-line sunglasses necessarily get you the best sunglasses for the road. In this guide we've rounded up a few favorites -- perfect for negotiating that hairpin like Fangio.
From the Archives: 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, accoutrement and what-have-yous. These days, a guy's lucky if his rolling carry-on isn't checked at the gate. Thankfully, weary traveler, technology is on your side. We're pleased to introduce to you the best hard shell suitcases we would find, each a convergence of all the necessary requirements for travel, each unique in its own way.
Keeping a good multi-tool close at hand can save your weekend project, your tailgate, your marriage -- hell, even your life. But how do you separate the useful from the useless? Again, we turn to the experts at Everyday Carry for their insights into the utilitarian. Check out their buying guide and be ready for anything.
From the Archives: For thru-hikers of the AT, the White Mountains are a cruel joke, coming near the end of a months-long journey that begins in the gentle hills of Georgia. But while the Whites can be cruel, they are also kind. Among the rocky steeps is a series of huts where a weary hiker can find a soft bed, warm smiles and hot meals.
You may be able to drive through Rhode Island in a half hour, but the diminutive state’s influence extends beyond its borders. While the local economy relies less on manufacturing than it once did, the state still produces a raft of excellent goods -- and not just what they're making at Raytheon. Here we’ve picked a few of our favorites from the Ocean State, ranging from the artisan to the heirloom-worthy. Think of them as souvenirs from our Seeking Providence issue.