When I tell Pitzer how difficult the sport looks, he laughs. “There is definitely a learning curve,” he says, but “a little goes a long way once you get out on the water.”
The bike shortage is easing somewhat, but experts say that if you see a bike you like right now you should buy it.
“People wanted to do anything outdoors and keep social distancing, and discovered disc golf as one of the options,” says Trevor Toenjes of Local Route Disc Golf Pro Shop in Clearwater.
Made up on the spot in 1965 by two friends on Bainbridge Island near Seattle — and named after one of their dogs — pickleball is among the fastest-growing sports in America.
Editor’s Note: When this story went to press for our Spring 2020 Great Outdoors Issue, we had no idea that the COVID-19 pandemic would upend all kinds of travel — not just to the exotic locales Megan Padilla covers here, but to the office, or the beach, or the dog park. But this crisis will […]
Editor’s Note: The world we’re living in has changed drastically since we published our Great Outdoors issue last month. But Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, which Eric Snider profiled for that issue, remains open 10-5 Monday-Saturday for takeaway shopping. While many of the in-store experiences described in Eric’s story (below) have been postponed for the […]
Editor’s Note: The world we’re living in has changed drastically since we published our Great Outdoors issue last month. But the Bass Pro Shops store in Brandon, which Eric Snider wrote about for that issue, remains open, including special senior shopping hours on weekdays. While conditions may not be all as Eric described them in the […]
Editor’s Note: This story is included in our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” issue, which went to press before the restrictions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, you won’t be violating any health guidelines if you wander outside by yourself (or a safe distance from your companions) to see the beautiful public artworks Julie Garisto identifies […]
Editor’s Note: No matter where you are on this Bradenton property, there’s a seamless sense of being at one with the surrounding landscape — which made it the ideal house for us to feature in our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” Issue. You can’t make up your mind. You want to live in the country, with […]
Editor’s Note: Resie Waechter wrote this story about her first experience with SUP for our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” issue, which went to press before the COVID-19 shutdowns. While Urban Kai is not offering group paddles at the moment, you can still rent a board and take it out onto the river — a very pleasant […]