Stories

Women in Central America, Empowered

Women in Central America, Empowered

Learn before you act. That’s the basic premise of MIT’s J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab). In 2003, three professors established this r...
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Finding Joy in Nature in the Face of Chronic Pain

Finding Joy in Nature in the Face of Chronic Pain

Story & Photos by Stephanie Gravalese My day started at 4am in the morning, and by 6pm, I was in the back of an off-road jeep. I felt every bum...
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The Everyday Everester

The Everyday Everester

“To get over something really hard, you have to do something harder.” That’s the quote that inspired Liz Peixoto—our Vice President of Product Des...
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5 Dehydrated Snacks for the Trail

5 Dehydrated Snacks for the Trail

By Stephanie Gravalese  I've been dehydrating food for years, and it's one of my favorite ways to make snacks while I enjoy the outdoors. Not only ...
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Adventures With Non-Traditional Mountain Partners

Adventures With Non-Traditional Mountain Partners

By Vanessa Chavarriaga Posada "I know what it’s like to be excluded because I'm not the “right” mountain partner. I've worked hard for almost a de...
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5 Tips For an EV Road Trip

5 Tips For an EV Road Trip

By Sasha Brown-Worsham Day One, aka, the first time we questioned whether we’d made a giant mistake planning a month-long cross country road trip i...
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How to Choose an Insulated Jacket

How to Choose an Insulated Jacket

Winter can be full of fun and snowy adventures—or it can be miserable and freezing. Your cold-season experience could all come down to choosing the...
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24 Ways to Hack the Holidays

24 Ways to Hack the Holidays

This year, do holidays the Cotopaxi way, with meaningful gifts, stress-free shopping, creative traditions, and more hacks.   1. My mother and I bak...
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7 Ways to Do a Sustainable Closet Cleanout

7 Ways to Do a Sustainable Closet Cleanout

By Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee As the seasons change, you may be rotating your wardrobe or just looking to make more space in your closet. Here are seven ...
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Preparing for Everest: 5 Myths & Truths, Plus Tips

Preparing for Everest: 5 Myths & Truths, Plus Tips

Tashi and Nungshi Malik—the world’s first female twins to scale Mt. Everest—know a thing or two about how to prepare for climbing tall peaks. That’...
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6 Community-Based Travel Experiences on 6 Continents

6 Community-Based Travel Experiences on 6 Continents

By Nicole Melancon  Imagine walking alongside a Sami reindeer herder on their annual spring migration in the Arctic wilderness or learning the anci...
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Rural Learning, Reimagined

Rural Learning, Reimagined

No roads lead to Vaupés, one of the most remote regions in Colombia, deep in the Amazon. The only way there is by river boat or plane. Most who cal...
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