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17 Months on a Motorcycle – Gym Fitness Article

17 Months on a Motorcycle The Pan-American Highway is the world’s longest continuous road system, stretching 30,000 miles from the northern tip to the southern terminus. Starting at the very top of North America in the small arctic town of Deadhorse, Alaska, the road ends at the bottom of South America in the city of Ushuaia, Argentina. It crosses a dozen countries and hundreds of ecosystems, while following a mix of pavement and dirt roads. For many road warriors, it’s…

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How To Eat Healthy (and Keep Your Food Fresh) on the Road – Fitness Article

How To Eat Healthy (and Keep Your Food Fresh) on the Road Additional reporting and photos by Caroline Whatley. Traveling in our van has led to some amazing experiences. Epic sunsets, some really great trail runs, meeting new people and way too many campfires to remember. We love what we’re doing, but our nomadic life does present some challenges, one of which is maintaining a healthy diet of fresh food while traveling around. We’ve compiled some of our top tips…

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Road Trip Gear Essentials for Self-Contained Travel – Gym Fitness Article

Road Trip Gear Essentials for Self-Contained Travel If you’re thinking that the best bet for travel right now is by road, you’re not alone. Though total trip numbers are down, AAA predicts that 97 percent of summer travel in 2020 will be by vehicle. The next step, in terms of social-distancing measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus: traveling self-contained. What is self-contained travel? The technical definition for many campgrounds and public lands usually includes language about toilet…

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The Best Desert Road Trip Destinations in America – Fitness Article

The Best Desert Road Trip Destinations in America Road trips are one of the great pastimes of outdoor adventuring. But too often we set our sights on the objective rather than the actual rubber on the road. We lock our focus on the destination: the trails we’ll be biking, the mountain we’ll be skiing, the break we’ll be surfing, the peak we’ll be bagging. But what about the cool, funky, weird sights we’re zipping past in our cars? They deserve…

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How to Build Your Grab-and-Go Car Camping Kit – Gym Fitness Article

How to Build Your Grab-and-Go Car Camping Kit I’d been shuffling through plastic bins in the back of the van for 45 minutes when I reluctantly came to the conclusion that I’d forgotten the sporks. Or any utensil, for that matter. In hindsight, grabbing those plastic spoons at the gas station we passed an hour ago was a good idea. When you decide to try car camping, no one tells you how much gear you’re going to forget the first…

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5 Stages of Grief You May Experience on a Cross-Country Road Trip – Gym Fitness Article

5 Stages of Grief You May Experience on a Cross-Country Road Trip The open road sets the scene for the ultimate American adventure. Pioneers ventured through vast plains to reach California’s blue waters in the 1800s; hippies drove back from California to Louisiana on motorcycles in the 1960s. Restless young adults today drive on personal quests to Colorado and Washington. At the risk of sounding cheesy, the American highway—be it the I-40, I-80, I-10 or any of the others—takes you…

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Cast Iron Is What Your Camp Cooking’s Been Missing – Gym Fitness Article

Cast Iron Is What Your Camp Cooking’s Been Missing For those of us not already familiar with the cast iron pan, it’s a bit like a unicorn: mysterious and probably heavy. It also seems counter-intuitive to the “lightweight and efficient” principles of camping that have been drilled into our heads. Cast Iron Shrimp Pesto Pizza Is the Perfect Summer Recipe “Cast iron is the original camp cookware. Long before anyone had even heard of Teflon-coated aluminum, people were cooking with…

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The Best Views, Trails, and Campgrounds – Fitness Article

The Best Views, Trails, and Campgrounds Thirty states in the U.S. have coastlines, so what makes California so epic that you should devote an entire road trip solely to its splendor? For starters, how about redwoods, amazing beaches, waves, trails and, oh yes, just a couple of epic campgrounds. Don’t take our word for it—Load up the truck and hit the road to see for yourself. With several hundred miles to explore, you can follow in our footsteps or flip…

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