Florida is known for it’s plethora of dangerous animals; alligators, bears, sharks, snakes, and spiders. The Io (eye-oh) caterpillar needs to be added to this list. While not deadly, the sting of this caterpillar is unpleasant and there’s probably one located within 100 yards of your current location.
As many know, we’ve partnered with Adventure HQ to hold monthly climbing nights. As part of Villon night, if you wear Villon you can purchase a bouldering pass plus a shoe rental for $10. For those who haven’t participated, below are a few things that might be helpful to know before venturing out and joining us.
I pass by the Satellite Beach Police Department frequently visiting family who live in Michigan Beach. During one of those trips last week I noticed the name of the building, Hartmann Flagg, and wondered how I had been a beachside resident for 28 years and did not know who Hartmann Flagg was. Curiosity getting the best of me here’s what I discovered.
Is it me or has the hype around weather forecasts and predictions become excessive? It seems like we can no longer get simple weather reports. Instead of delivering the probable outcome of an area experiencing a tornado, heavy rain, flooding or hail, now we have to get through the live storm tracks and be warned incessantly about potentially severe and devastating weather threats for normal events.
The U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) has gotten a lot of attention recently in part because of the controversial celebrating in their 13-0 win over Thailand, their back-to-back World Cup championships, and Twitter bouts with President Trump, but the thing we're still discussing is their on going lawsuit with the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer) for equal pay.
The Iowa State Fair is a dichotomy, bringing together aspiring American Presidents with your common consumers of fried food on stick and butter sculpture enthusiasts. It’s a place where political aspirations can rise and fall, which makes it an event worthy of your attention.
Flamingos, silly pink birds with long legs and a curved neck. We’ve all seen them, whether at the zoo or the plastic variety in our neighbor’s front yard. They’ve been pictured on countless postcards of tropical locations, but how much do we know about this pink bird and why might one go against their seemingly goofy nature and tout them as being nature’s badass?
Ryan Buynak hates bios. We sat down with him to discuss his latest book and this is what happened.
Those that know me know that I have one big fear, flying. I haven’t always been afraid to fly, but just thinking about being in a large metal tube 30,000 feet in the air is enough to make my pulse quicken and panic to ensue. The recent tropical activity got me thinking that there are people whose job it is to fly into the most severe weather conditions that Mother Nature creates. They’re called hurricane hunters and these brave men and women fly into the heart of the largest storms to gather intel and help those in the storms path make important decisions like whether or not to evacuate. This is my worst fear magnified.
On Trails is subtitled 'An Exploration', but it might be more accurately labeled as author and hiker Robert Moor's meditations on trails: why they exist, how they come to be, and, most importantly, why they are followed. After a youth spent feeling like a self-described drifter, Moor set out in 2009 to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail (“AT”), from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin, Maine. As one would imagine when walking more than 2000 miles over a period of multiple months with limited stimulation other than the passing woods around him, he spent plenty of time with his own thoughts. As Moor hiked the trail, he began to consider the history of trails like the AT and how they come to be. Given the title, it is surprising how far and wide, and with what can occasionally feel like aimless intent, he wonders in search of answers, but the patient reader will be rewarded with some thoughtful and beautifully conveyed writing.