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A Scotland Travel Guide

The Right to Roam: Day 6

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 Six brought lessons in drinking Scotch with the locals, a road trip through the Scottish Highlands, and more.

Deeper Into the Heart of Scotland

Photo Essay: North Through the Highlands

We drove north toward our next destination, the Isle of Skye. Everything had thinned out but the country, which was opening up wider and wider, the mountains taller and the glens deeper, the colors around us shifting from warm greens to striking shades of brown, yellow and grey.

Frosty Adventures Away from the Ski Resort

America’s Overlooked Winter Adventure Destinations

After years mastering groomed trails, lift lines and overpriced hot chocolates, some people just need a change of pace when it comes to winter adventures. Whether it's snowshoeing in Maine, scaling manmade Colorado glaciers or camping in a Californian desert -- these destinations should be on every winter sportsman's radar.

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Drinking Heavily in the Homeland of Scotch

Lessons in Whisky, the Muse of Scotland

Robert Burns once wrote: "Oh thou, my Muse! guid auld Scotch drink; / Inspire me till I lisp and wink / To sing thy name!" Judging from our drinking experiences in Scotland, he was probably lit as hell when he penned it.

Lock, Stock and Barrel

The Birth of a Barrel

Building a barrel? Sounds lame, right? Wrong. This special breed made at Jack Daniels' Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky are built to hold the one and only No. 7.

A Scotland Travel Guide

The Right To Roam: Day 5

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.

Sega vs. Nintendo

A Guide to Retro Gaming Systems

The inventor of the video game, Ralph H. Baer, passed away yesterday. His legacy is enormous in today's modern game systems -- but there's still plenty to be said for the simple fun of the originals. Here's a guide to the best of the classics.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: December 8, 2014

Outlier's Ultra High duffel, a new collection of motorcycle gear by Dainese, the Chemex Ottomatic Coffee Maker, Rogue Sriracha Stout and more.

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A Scottish Adventure

The Right To Roam: Day 4

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.

Mass Streaming the One Percent

Testing MUBI, Arthouse-On-Demand

MUBI is an online streaming service specializing in independent cinema. Their roster is small and reserved, focusing on staff-curated films. Results weren't as predictable as Netflix, but that's not always a bad thing.

2,000 Acres, A Restored Farmhouse and a Genius Madman Owner

Getting the Best of the Highlands at Monachyle Mhor

We were sitting in the dining room eating a breakfast of black pudding when Tom Lewis, owner, manager and head chef of Monachyle Mhor, burst in waving an enormous mushroom. Lewis is Welsh and moved to Scotland as a teen; I couldn't understand a damn word he said.

A Drive to Remember

Postcard: Escape to the Highlands

2:10 p.m. GMT | Outside Glasgow, Scotland -- The highway flowed away from the concrete and into the bucking green hills north of Glasgow. The sheep seemed to be posing; my forehead no longer throbbed.

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Looks Good in a Suit. Forget the rest.

5 Affordable Dress Watches

Think of a dress watch. Imagining anything you can afford? Truth is, our idea that dress watches need be luxury items is way off. These five fit our new definition: watches that jive with both formal wear and greasy fast food binges.

Rapha's Marketing Man

30 Minutes With: James Fairbank

The person responsible for cycling brand Rapha’s display of enthusiasm for fashion and cycling is the company’s Head of Central Brand Marketing, James Fairbank. We sat down with him on a recent stop in at Rapha's London HQ.

A Scotland Travel Guide

The Right To Roam: Day 3

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.

A Good Rummage Is Hard to Find

Postcard: Glasgow’s Barras Market

The Glasgow Barrowland Market, aka Barras Market, was meant to be a destination, a must-see stop our tour of Glasgow, the gem of the East End. We found something slightly different.

Muddy Waters From the Mud

8 Great Rugged Bluetooth Speakers

All-weather bluetooth speakers make sure that you have listening options in any climate, on the edge of any pool or in your pack on any adventure. No plug, no jacks, no need to check the weather report. Just durable music wherever you need it. These are the eight best.