Located at the epicenter of four major wine-producing regions—the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill, and Alexander Valley—the town of Healdsburg, California, has long been a favorite getaway for city dwellers looking for a diverse wine list and the serenity of the Sonoma Valley.
But on a sunny Friday afternoon last May, a long line of cyclists pedaled through the outskirts of town, eschewing Healdsburg's historic downtown plaza for a grittier destination: a retired industrial...
Menopause, like menstruation, is often talked about in whispers. We don’t shout about reaching the period of life when we’re no longer fertile, perhaps because many of the symptoms of menopause are intensely personal: Hot flashes. Night sweats. Weight gain. Mood swings. Painful sex. Insomnia.
It can also wreak havoc on physiological assets we’ve spent a lifetime cultivating, like lean muscle, strong bones, and the ability to bounce back from a challenging workout with eight hours of restorati...
Updated guidelines write a prescription for exercise that may be just as important as traditional cancer treatments for maintaining—and regaining—your health.
Vermont, with its rugged mountains, clear lakes, and stunning fall foliage, has always attracted out-of-state visitors. A quick flight or meandering drive away from several major East Coast cities, the Green Mountain State welcomes — and relies on — tourists to keep it afloat. But enough out-of-staters have answered Vermont’s call that those who put roots down here generations ago sometimes make offhand remarks about who can really say they’re from here. According to generally accepted rules,...
[The first in a series of articles I'm writing for Ben & Jerry's US and UK sites about the impact of COVID-19 on the world.]
It’s no secret that America — and the world — is struggling right now. We’re worrying, we’re grieving, and many of us are still very, very sick. Our economy is also feeling the effects of COVID-19, with unemployment claims surging to 22 million last week, and an estimated unemployment rate of 17% this month — the highest it’s been since the Great Depression.
A review of the Moots Womble titanium hardtail for Singletracks.com
The day I felt the lump was one of those white-hot summer days we rarely get in Vermont. My boyfriend and I were packing to go canoe camping to celebrate my 36th birthday that day, so when I casually tucked my hands under my armpits and felt a small, slightly painful bump, I shrugged it off.
But when the breast surgeon slid an ultrasound probe over my breast the next month, she wasn’t smiling. An inconclusive biopsy led to a lumpectomy, then a call a few days later: “I’m sorry, Lindsay. We’ve...
Up in the far northeastern corner of Vermont, there are more dirt roads than paved. The hills are rugged, and the houses far apart. The people who live in this 2,000-square-mile stretch of the Green Mountain State—dubbed “the Northeast Kingdom”—are tough, even by Vermont standards. It’s colder and rougher, and amenities are few and far between. But tucked around East Burke, population 132, a mountain-biking playground awaits.
Nearly 100 miles of perfectly bermed singletrack spiderweb through ...
Between the novel coronavirus and the changing weather, you have more than a few reasons to work out at home. And that’s easier than ever now, thanks to online fitness videos and new, activity-specific equipment and technical activewear that looks good enough for video conferencing.
Complete your home workout kit with our favorite gear for indoor training sessions.
It’s fun to dream about having a full weight rack at home, but if that’s not feasible, these resistance bands from Pro-Tec Athlet...
A mostly prefab design provides for a simpler life on a lakefront in southern Uruguay.
Alejandro Rodríguez had been living half a mile from a long, sinuous lake in Canelones, Uruguay, swimming in its waters and riding his bike around its rugged shoreline for the better part of 25 years.
When I first tucked my hands under my armpits and felt a lump last August, I was in the best biking shape of my life. I’d been riding my boyfriend’s wheel all season, getting stronger, faster, and picking up tips and tricks from his racing days. I was just a week away from putting them to use in the iconic Green Mountain Stage Race, a grueling four-day event that climbs up and over Vermont’s steepest paved peaks. I was ready to go. And then I felt the lump.
When you’re 36 ye...
"Harsh, ugly, blue-tinted." Joshua Ward doesn’t pull any punches when he describes old-school LED lightbulbs. "Products that no one wanted," he concludes, explaining what led him to cofound Tala, the pioneering East London lighting company.
Nearly 500 miles from the high-rise apartment that Ralph Weigand and Maurício Uhle share in São Paulo sits a modest, prefabricated cabin, nestled deep in one of southern Brazil’s verdant forests.
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East Burke, Vermont—just 40 miles south of the Canadian border—is the jewel box of the Northeast Kingdom. Crowned by Burke Mountain Resort and studded with numerous outdoor activities to keep you busy from sunrise to sunset, the tiny village is a destination where you can get away from it all, while simultaneously doing it all.