As the nights draw in, your plans for adventure are probably headed in the direction of a new show on Netflix rather than a hike through the wild. But if you want to see something rugged, Google has now added a series of amazing New Zealand trails to Street view.
If the theme of my last Connected States column was about friends on the road, this one is about strangers. Those people who you never would have met if you hadn’t ventured from the nest. On the road through Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, I was lucky enough to meet some rather wonderful unfamiliars, some of whom really…
In August 2014 I put everything I owned into boxes, climbed into a U-Haul, and started driving.
Adventure is calling! But, it can be a lonely pursuit. Ever wanted to convince a pretty guy or girl to come with you or just want to share the experience with a new friend? Here's how, and how to make sure they have a good time, too.
In addition to Richard Branson's lofty ambitions in space, the entrepeneur-explorer also has a project to send paying customers to the bottom of the ocean. Or, rather, had: it seems that very quietly, and with none of the fanfare surrounding the original launch, Virgin has shelved its current deep-sea project.
Garmin has had a lot of success with its GPS watches in recent years. There's the Forerunner 910XT, which has been the king of triathlon watches for years now. There's the recent Forerunner 620 (and the 220) which added advanced analysis of running dynamics to the equation. And then, of course, there's the original…
Endurance athlete, polar explorer, and motivational speaker Ben Saunders is on his way to Antarctica. Recreating Robert Scott's heroic but ultimately doomed "Terra Nova" expedition from 1910-1912, Saunders has launched his own Scott Expedition to reach the South Pole on foot—and, more importantly, to walk back to the…
For the first time in history, a man-made object has left the solar system. Voyager I is officially out of here. After one stormy year traveling through plasma on the edge of the heliosphere, the 36-year-old spaceship is now 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from the Sun. Today, more than ever, Humanity is on…
Writer and classic book-lister extraordinaire Joshua Glenn is at it again. Now that he's catalogued Radium Age science fiction, he's starting to work on a definitive list of the greatest adventure stories of the 19th century. Victoriana lovers, dive in!
Drop everything you're doing and hit play on The Reward, a graduation film from Denmark's The Animation Workshop. This fantasy film about a pair of wannabe adventurers who stumble upon a treasure map plays with a mishmash of animation styles (including a few shades of Adventure Time contrasted against rich light…
This short film, created by Kevin Dart, shows of Yuki 7 and the Gadget Girls, a group of 60s-style spies who love to blow things up. Dart already has a book and DVD out on them. I'm already a fan.
The Atlantic has the story on X Prize competition to reach the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the world at 35,797 feet. Three teams are racing to get the $10 million award.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 may be the most visually stunning of all the Potters, judging from 32 ultra-high-res stills the studio just released.
Up 100 lumens of illumination, distance and strobe modes, red LEDs to preserve night vision, and a fully waterproof body. Yes, the Black Diamond Storm is an oddly appealing sounding headlight.
If something is "popular in Europe," would you take that as an indicator of refinement or of something overwrought? Because I've been sleeping like a hobo—a classy Italian hobo.
Geoff Mackley's team descended into the Marum volcano on Ambrym Island because they could. Questions remain regarding the status of the ring, which may or may not have been thrown in.
It only took 630 miles of motorcycle riding, four wires cut in my tow harness, and one near death experience sliding through a film of invisible pig shit to bring her home. May I introduce you to the Nanny?
Writing an eBay description of a beloved car is like writing an obituary for a friend that's still alive. Flaws and strengths. Have to be honest. But then you have to go out to the garage and crawl inside them.