Celebrate July 4th in the Capital

There is no doubt for most Americans July 4th is something pretty special. Not only are the celebrations exhilarating, but remembering what this date represents is something pretty special too. No matter how divided Americans are on politics, one thing we can all...

Getting Back To The Basics: Who is Outdoors Geek?!

When it comes to preparing for a hiking trip, shopping for the proper outdoor gear, or planning a weekend of camping, many of us can feel overwhelmed.  Should I shop at REI? Is it better to spend money on new items or shop second hand? Should I rent or purchase? Do I...