Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

Climbing a Fourteener Near Denver

Jul 03, 2014

For Colorado residents and visitors alike, few outdoor recreational opportunities can rival climbing a Fourteener as a true rite of passage. It’s real man-versus-mountain-type stuff. What’s a Fourteener? Quite simply, it’s a mountain that is at least 14,000 feet above sea level. The Centennial State has 54 of these peaks within its borders, which is […]

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Hunting Responsibly with Your ATV

Jul 01, 2014

Hunting is a serious pastime in the United States. Statistic Brain notes that 12.5 million people over the age of 16 go hunting each year, approximately 7 percent of the U.S. population actively takes part in the sport and 60 percent of U.S. wildlife areas allow in-season hunting. These days, many hunters are electing to incorporate […]

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Avoiding Identity Theft While on Vacation

Jul 01, 2014

Ah, vacation. Just the thought of hitting the road or stepping on that plane can elicit feelings of anticipation and relaxation. After all, you’re about to leave the stress of everyday life behind and embark on a journey of discovery — hopefully one overflowing with new experiences and happy memories. Unfortunately, settling into a relaxing routine, letting […]

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Choose the Right Car for You

Jul 01, 2014

In the market for a family vehicle? Whether it’s a sport-utility vehicle big enough to seat six on a summer road trip or a small electric car perfect for zipping around the city—we’ve tracked down the best tips and advice to help you choose the right type of car for you. Once you narrow down […]

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Destination Wedding Decoded: A Guest’s Guide to an Out-of-State Wedding

Jul 01, 2014

Chances are, over the past few years, you’ve probably been invited to a destination wedding — even if that destination was just a long drive to a (somewhat) nearby city. With so many families spread across the county, more couples are opting for a remote location where everyone can meet to celebrate.  They are becoming […]

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Road Trip Tip: Choose the RV That’s Right for You

Jun 12, 2014

Perhaps no one better understands the Buddha quote, “It is better to travel well than to arrive,” than those who own recreational vehicles. And, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and a 2011 commissioned study by the University of Michigan, more and more travelers are embracing the concept. U.S. ownership of RVs has reached […]

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ATV Safety: Off-Roading with the Whole Family

Jun 06, 2014

We love to share our passions with our children. We want to engage in family pastimes, so we pursue outdoor recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, surfing and snorkeling. Sometimes our favorite activities involve motorized vehicles, and while we wouldn’t necessarily put our young children behind the wheel of a powerboat, we […]

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SLIDESHOW: 6 Apartment-Appropriate Pets

Jun 06, 2014

If you long for an animal companion but live in an apartment, don’t despair: you don’t need to own a home with a huge yard to give a pet a good home. All you have to do is select an animal that can live in a small area and won’t damage either your apartment or […]

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Climb Aboard Chicago’s Bike Share Program

Jun 05, 2014

Divvy, Chicago’s year-old bike share program, has been a big hit with local residents, and it’s not too late to climb on board. Divvy’s first ride took place on June 28, 2013, and since then its 4,000 bikes and 400 stations have averaged 4,062 rides per day through March 2014, according to divvybikes.com. Besides fresh […]

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18-Wheeler Wisdom: One Trucker’s Guide to Safe Driving

Jun 02, 2014

When you’re cruising down the highway, it makes sense that you might get a little jumpy at the sight of an 18-wheeler in your rear view—they often weigh 75,000 pounds more than your car. In 2012, there were 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks—an increase of 18 percent from 88,000 in 2011, according to the U.S. […]

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