Audrey's Adventure to Peru

Adventure with co-founder and owner of TB&C Audrey Townsend to Peru. In the wake of losing her husband, Audrey turned to the outdoors and close friends to find solace. Join Audrey and her friend of over 30 years as they hike in the Salkantay mountains and explore Machu Picchu showing what a powerful antidote adventure can be even for life’s greatest losses.

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Discover Howler Brothers

When we found Holwer Brothers at a show years back, we instantly knew that the brand would resonate in our town. Inspired by surfing, fishing, paddling and the good things that come with these pursuits, Chase Heard and Andy Stepanian founded Howler Brothers to be a brand that makes gear that works in the water, on the boat, and around the fire pit when the stories are told. In this fun interview with co-founder Chase, Heed the Call and discover the passion behind a brand built on a love for the outdoor lifestyle.

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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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