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How To Source, Resize, and Credit Awesome Photos from Flickr


Often you don’t have the photos you need for a blog post, so you want to go and grab some from the Creative Commons community, but don’t know where to start.

This tutorial will show you how to find great Creative Commons photos on Flickr quickly, and then resize them, optimize them for the web, put them on your blog, and properly credit the photographer with a link in less than 10 minutes, no special software is necessary. Continue Reading →


Skiing vs. Snowboarding: The Hard Truth About a Ridiculous Argument

Gate jumping snowboarderWhen first I started skiing the skiing vs snowboarding argument wasn’t around yet. I was three, and started racing by the time I was twelve. I loved it, but after I strapped on a snowboard for the first time when I was 13, I didn’t put on a pair of skis for the next 20 years.

I love both skiing and snowboarding. During my many years riding in the Northwest, mainly British Columbia, Alberta, and Montana, I never had any problems with others because of my choice of ride. Continue Reading →


Indoor Surfing on the Flowrider


Technology has advanced sports in ways that few people could have imagined. Snowboard designs were applied to skis, resulting in the forgiving fat skis that are so popular now. Paragliding technology was combined with wake boarding technology resulting in kitesurfing. You can even ski in the most unlikely of places — like Dubai — thanks to technological advances. Continue Reading →


My Favorite Travel Gear from this Summer

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Sunrise at the Outdoor Retailer Open Air Demo

My Favorite Clothes of the Summer

While at the Winter Outdoor Retailer retailer conference I stumbled across a brand that I’d dreamt of for a long time — a brand that is socially conscious and makes outdoors clothes that are functional and packable, but that also look stylish when you’re out on the town. That brand is called Nau. Continue Reading →