Kiteboarding Lessons/Life Lessons

Dive into the world of kiteboarding with Betsy Bertram who followed her heart at 19 to become a certified kiteboarding instructor. Discover what kiteboarding has taught Betsy about life and how the sport has continues to play an important role in her life today.

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Lessons from the Outback

Capturing a sunset in the southern Outback of Australia offers up more than picturesque views. Along with a few panoramic photos, TB&C Ambassador Marley Parker takes in some of the strange and haunting history of this remote land and product tests Eagle Creek travel gear.

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Discover TS Designs

I met Eric Henry on our mission to find a more sustainable, USA grown and made t-shirt for our branded apparel and custom designs. Eric is the co-founder and president of TS Designs, a North Carolina company committed to sustainability, offering unique t-shirts that focus on local, transparent supply chains. Discover what sets TS Designs apart and learn about the meaningful change Eric is leading in our state and nation.

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Camping with Kids

Taking kids camping for the first time can be intimidating! Join Betsy and the Sobin family for Naia and Milo’s first camping trip ever! Betsy shares not just the story of a camping trip on the New River but reveals tips and tricks for how to have a fabulous first experience sleeping under the stars with your kids. In this candid piece, learn how you can take your family on a fun and stress free camping adventure this summer.

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An Interview with Audrey Townsend

Betsy Bertram interviews her mom, co-founder and owner of Townsend Bertram & Company, Audrey Townsend about the history of the shop. Learn how Audrey built a business and a family rooted in her love for the outdoors and community. As we celebrate 30 years in business, we return to 1988 when it all began….

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Run-Her History

One of our own staff, Syd Zester, reflects on and honors the trailblazing women who created space for women and girls in sport today. Diving specifically into her passion, running, Zester appreciates her own trailblazers in her life who set a beautiful example of strength and resiliency.

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Living in the Clouds

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live 1000’s of feet above sea level? Or maybe you’re getting ready to take a trip up, up, up into the mountains this summer? In this piece, Olivia takes us through how our bodies respond to the transition in altitude. She speaks from real experience—she recently relocated from the Triangle to Ecuador! Get useful tips and tricks to manage the altitude transition and hopefully grab a little inspiration for big adventure!

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One Person Can Make a Gigantic Difference

Transitioning from a nature-filled upbringing to a large, city-based university, Danny found himself craving more adventures outside in wide open spaces. So he set out to create that reality. In this piece, Tobin delves into what has inspired him to begin this local trash revolution and how even the busiest of people can make time to give back to our Earth.

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Peripatetic Parallels

What kind of outing does a professional adventurer pursue on her day off? For TB&C Ambassador Marley Parker, hiking a steep, rugged trail with her brother (through slick mud and pouring rain) is the perfect way to reset, and to recognize the perks of a perennial bond.

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