By Melanie Haiken on February 4, 2015
With its all year banana belt climate and car-free culture, Santa Barbara is perfect for an anytime active getaway.
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By Melanie Haiken on June 23, 2014
I’m honored to have been selected as one of the 5 top active travel bloggers by Athleta’s Chi blog. The result: I got to award a $100 gift card to the reader who best described her favorite outdoors activity and why she loves it.
By Melanie Haiken on June 20, 2014
Two days into a visit to Nehalem Bay, Oregon, and you’ll be planning your next visit – this untraveled section of the Oregon coast is that addictive.
By Melanie Haiken on July 15, 2010
“I need my own personal expedition planner,” a friend said to me the other day at a party. “I want to plan biking and hiking trips but don’t know where to start.” I know the feeling. I could try to answer all the questions that turn up in post comments asking about bike rides, river […]
By Melanie Haiken on July 28, 2009
The contrast between the high-rise resorts of Puerto Vallarta and your first glimpse of Yelapa couldn’t be greater. Accessible only by water taxi or private boat, the tiny fishing village is little but a rundown pier, a few stores and colorful houses that stagger up the hillside behind the cove. There’s also one of the […]