Costa Rica Run Right

jungle

Teo Prestinary on a jungle run.

COSTA RICA RUN RIGHT

From jungle runs to surf school, it’s heaven on earth

BY PETE ESTABROOKS

Teo Prestinary strolls out of Tica Pilates class a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean, spots me and shouts, “Hey, mi amigo, it’s been too long.” He pulls me into his sweaty chest for a hug, the warmth of which outweighs its grotty nature.

I tell him I arrived this morning in Nosara and need a long run. Teo is an ultra-runner with a cat-like intuition, and back-of-your-hand knowledge of the Costa Rican jungle. “Easy,” he replies, “We start at nine tomorrow.”

Read more...
 
Utah Graced by Olympic Legacy

Salt Lake City a vast playground for active adventures

BY RANDALL SHIRLEY

I’m in pure bliss, lying on Roger Olbrot’s massage table in Salt Lake City. If I make my brain squint, it’s February 2002, and I’m an Olympic athlete preparing to ski my way to a gold medal. I’m having my muscles worked by Olbrot, director of massage during the Games, who applies the perfect pressure to my glutes and gives my hamstrings a good stretch.

But it’s 2013, and I’m no Olympic athlete. I am, however, enjoying an exquisite massage. I’m in Utah to explore its Olympic legacy, and Olbrot’s talented hands are a part of that — the same hands that worked on world-class athletes now provide my own gold medal experience for $60.

Read more...
 
Wild Scenery and Wildlife

Waterton, Alberta

BY JOANNE SASVARI

If you’re searching for unbeatable mountain adventure far from the crowds, then Waterton Lakes National Park is the destination for you.

Read more...
 
Prehistorically Good Times Ahead

Badlands, Alberta

BY JOANNE SASVARI

Thousands upon thousands of years ago, wind, ice and water carved out a unique geography in southeastern Alberta, leaving behind dramatic landforms, spectacular scenery and a perfect playground for outdoor adventure.

Read more...
 
Human Journey

Epic Ultra Across Gobi Desert
Links Runner with Planet

BY BRETT SHARKEY

Imagine a tiny valley, carving out a pass through towering, rough, green mountains. At the base of a mountain lies a traditional canvas yurt, tucked into a small outcropping of land, nestled between the mountain and the steep banks of a creek.

Read more...
 
Hike, Bike, Swim & Paddle in B.C. Wine Country

Kelowna, B.C.

BY JOANNE SASVARI

Once celebrated for its pea­ches and beaches, today Kelowna, B.C. is better known for its award-winning wineries, historic neighbourhoods, a passionate foodie culture and endless outdoor adventures.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 2