If you plan to fly with your favorite board to catch gnarly surf, get ready for a wild ride — financially, that is. Many airlines charge $100 or more each way to take surfboards as checked baggage. A few charge nothing. So check it out before you check it in. … [Read more...] about More for Your Money: Flying with a surfboard
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I try to stick to one airline (British Airways in my case) for most of my travels, since it makes the flight experience more predictable, hereby easing my nerves. What really helps is that British Airways not only has an inflight video to make anxious flyers like me feel more confident, but also that their professional and highly skilled crew always uses the exact same routine for passenger communications. For example, the flight crew always talks over the intercom to the passengers before take-off and 40 minutes before arrival (no matter how short the duration of the flight may be), and the cabin crew always addresses the passengers following their flight crew colleagues’ announcements. Somehow, this predictable routine (often lacking with other airlines) makes me feel a lot more comfortable. This may sound rather controversial, but watching all episodes of the Mayday or Aircrash Investigation series did help me to better understand why flying is so safe … [Read more...] about Tips to overcome your fear of flying
He says “As far as I can tell only American schedules LaGuardia departures before 6 a.m. While it’s desirable to get out ahead of other airlines to be first in the departure queue at the crowded airport, those flights push back and… wait. It’s unclear to me the benefit of pushing back more than 5 and 10 minutes early.” … [Read more...] about Why Is American The First Airline To Fly Out Of New York?
We've sung the praises of the Fly Creek HV UL2 before. “This Big Agnes tent is easy to set up compared to trekking pole shelters, and its taut pitch is weathertight," said our reviewer after putting it through its paces. At a scant two pounds, its light enough for fastpacking weekends and long hauls alike. Light usually doesn't come cheap, but right now you can grab it for a whopping 35% off at REI Outlet. Buy Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 now for $286. … [Read more...] about Deal of the Week: Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2
Many climbers consider onsighting to be the purest style. On-the-fly problem solving, knowing how to recover, and holding on define a game in which you have only one shot. As a Las Vegas native and sport climber of 15 years, I see onsighting as climbing’s version of gambling: Just like betting everything on 10 in roulette only to have the ball land on 33, the moment you fall, you’re done. I’ve won a few times, including Blue Light Special (5.13a/b) in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, and Peer 42 (5.13a) in Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado. But I’ve had way more losses—near misses. However, unlike gambling, it’s not all dumb luck: You can up your onsight level with savvy planning and execution. … [Read more...] about Improve Your Sport Climbing Onsight Game