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How to Maximize a Weekend in Big Sky, Montana

Historically, Big Sky has been known for not being known—that is, it’s remained (mostly) undiscovered. The mountain resort community (population 3,098) is located in southwest Montana, just off a winding two-lane canyon road between West Yellowstone (the northwest entrance to Yellowstone National Park) and bustling Bozeman. The pandemic-related fallout of 2020 definitely changed the landscape, as […]

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Indoor Surf Pool Makes a Splash in New Jersey’s American Dream Mall

This article originally appeared on Surfer.com and was republished with permission. New York and New Jersey have a reputation. Actually, we have a couple of reputations. And one of them is honesty. Brutal honesty. Granted these are sweeping generalizations but that chill West Coast ever-positive demeanor doesn’t always jive with reality. Folks in New Jersey […]

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First Take: DJI Mavic Air 2

As it tends to happen with technology, the line between “consumer” and “professional” drones is blurring, and the DJI Mavic Air 2 ($799; dji.com) shows exactly how fuzzy the two terms have become. For entry-level shooters looking for awe-inspiring cinematic shots, it’s probably the best drone available. My first-flight experience revealed how intuitive it is […]

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Exploring Utah’s Mighty Monuments: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Utah has some of the most beautiful—and most crowded—national parks in the country. That’s why you should check out the state’s less visited monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, while you still can. When it comes to accessible outdoor action, America’s national monuments often outshine our national parks anyway. You can ride a mountain bike […]