Training at Tranquilo Bay

by Renee Kimball | In reality, creating Tranquilo Bay has been very similar to an athlete’s training. An athlete is a person who trains for sports requiring mental and physical strength… more »

Travel, Fish and Immerse

by Amy Becker Williams, Featured Athlete | Mariano Cruz sat across from me, all five-foot four of him, Roman nose, dark skin, sallow eyes. He ate a chunk of smoked duck breast, licked his fingers, took a gulp of red wine and gave us a gentle smile. My husband, Mark, and I were on the front-end of a fly-fishing trip along the spine of the Pyrenees straddling Spain and France…

Travel + Active Play + Giving Back = Kuséwera!

by Karen Osborn, Kuséwera Founder | I’ve always enjoyed travel, being active and volunteering… but when I visited the children at Mtendere Village Orphanage in Malawi, Africa in 2008, my life changed forever. I realized the ability to be able to combine all three of these things…

Soaking up the Heat in Yellowstone’s Backcountry

by Dina Mishev, Featured Athlete | Confession time. I have lived in Jackson Hole for 13 years without ever venturing into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Of course I had hit Old Faithful, Mammoth, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and all the rest of the sights you can see without venturing more than 100 feet from your car.

Women’s Work

by Shannon Mullen | It was a rhetorical question, really: would I like to spend two months in South India where my boyfriend would be working in the coastal state of Goa? Some insecure or scared part of me wondered how well I could keep up with my daily diet and exercise routines in such a foreign land…

A Sporty Spa That’s Good for the Spirit

by Dina Mishev, Featured Athlete | On a bus in San Diego heading to a spa just across the border in Mexico, I was very afraid. I was not afraid of being beheaded by Mexican drug lords like the media warned of. Neither was I afraid of being kidnapped, another thing American media led me to believe was quite possible as soon as I crossed the border…

Backroads Takes Athleta to Croatia

by Lynny Kramm, Backroads Leader | It was my 3rd season leading trips for Backroads in Croatia, and as I looked around the boat on a rare night off, past the remnants of grilled lamb and vegetables and homemade bread and homemade olive oil and homemade wine, I thought, this is why I travel…

Desert, Water & Adrenaline

by Tamara Jacobi, Eco-Adventurer | I’m in the middle of the desert, drenched to the core. My heart is beating with adrenaline, and a smile is frozen on my face. I had just experienced a set of Class 4 rapids through one of the most spectacular, narrow, stretches of canyon I’ve ever seen…

Active Travel: Rethink Your Vacation

Mary DeLaney | Travel is wonderful! It stimulates your mind and can unleash that adventurous side of you. But, I often hear women say, “I hope I can keep my weight gain under 10 pounds on my vacation.” If you are one of those gals, time to rethink your vacation. When you are browsing the guide books, choose trips where you will be active…

Dirty Knees and Pigtails

by Tamara Jacoby, Eco-Adventurer | I’ve seen photos of myself as a child. I’m always the little girl with dirty knees, pigtails and chocolate ice cream smeared on her face. Since those photos were taken every cell in my body has changed, I am no longer that person. However, last week that little girl and I were re-introduced…