BEYOND THE CONDIMENT with Chef Brandon Collins
When it comes to food, we all have our favorites from sides, entrees, desserts, sauces and more. We caught up with Chef Brandon Collins who is the Mustard Sommelier of Maille, a heritage Dijon brand which also includes an assortment of mustards, vinegars etc. He told us about what his job entails, how he stays up on mustards and their variants as a whole and also shares the culinary history of this brand! He also provides insights into the healthy aspects of it as well as how it is more of a condiment and a phenomenal ingredient to use when cooking a number of your favorite foods or even enjoying it with quality ice cream!
ATHLEISURE LIST: Williamsburg, BK WINONA'S
Winona's launched last month in Williamsburg, BK. With a nod to this family-owned business with British roots. It has a focus on clean flavors and locally sourced ingredients.
Solitude & skiing
Even in the ‘empty nester’ years, it’s fun to strap on skis or snowshoes for a trek in the snowy wonderland
Learn How to Serve as an Effective First Responder to Vehicular Trauma Incidents
ATHLEISURE LIST: EQUIPMENT + STREAMING CITYROW
Founded by Helaine Knapp,'s CITY ROW Signature-class format combines rowing intervals with strength training for a total body HIIT-style workout.
Upgrading by downsizing
Builder believes tiny homes have large variety of uses
Chocolatier follows her heart
A long and winding road to doing what she loves:
Taking an off-grid break during the pandemic
As the owners of Ravenous Catering located in Monitor, Valarie Gilmour and Dave Toal are usually very busy people, but in 2020 the lack of weddings and large gatherings gave them time to indulge their wanderlust.
Our stories continue: Filling a heart with joy
MY BEST DAY 2020
Joy for both dogs and humans in walking
It's the BEST Day because I live here & I live now
What makes the best day for me? Any day at all that I wake up in the USA.
Hair-raising resolutions for the New Year
New Year’s Eve traditions
Catching up with 4 artists and their creations
It’s always a pleasure talking with artists about their projects, but it’s especially nice to check in after a few years and hear about continuing growth and new directions.
Here's How a Dublin Studio Fuses Modern Style and Safety During the COVID Era
IN THE MIDST of daily highs and lows, life unfolds in the gray middle area—and at the Space Between, a Dublin yoga studio that recently celebrated its first anniversary in the wake of a pandemic, it’s that challenging intersection of dark and light where yogis deepen their practice.
find your flow
At specific points around the world, the earth churns with tangible, tingly energy at sites known as vortices, visited by those seeking connection, healing, or a good story to tell. Here’s your road map to six such hotspots in the Western United States—and what to do once you get there.
Holotropic Breathing Ignites Boundless Joy
I’VE TRIED ALL sorts of breathwork practices, from the Wim Hof Method to three-part breath, but Holotropic breathing—a pattern of inhalations and exhalations designed to help practitioners access higher states of consciousness—was new to me.
I Started Resiliency School to Cultivate Peace in the Modern World
SOMETIMES LIFE COMES at you blow after blow. When that happens, how do you get up? How do you thrive?
Grace Cathedral Fosters Inclusivity and Healing through Yoga
BEFORE COVID-19 SHUTTERED the city, on any given Tuesday in downtown San Francisco, hundreds of mat-toting yogis streamed up Nob Hill in droves to converge at the historic Grace Cathedral, a midcentury Episcopalian church the size of a football field where, in 1965, nearly 5,000 people gathered—spilling out into the streets—to hear a sermon from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
come on Get Higher
Best-selling author and wellness educator Lalah Delia on raising your vibration to find your highest Self
Liz “Snorkel” Thomas HIKING ICON
Thomas has thru-hiked more than 20 long trails, including the Pacific Crest, Continental Divide and Appalachian Trails (the Triple Crown). On top of that, she set a fastest known time on the AT for an unsupported woman and has completed dozens of urban thru-hikes as well. This issue, she joins Backpacker as a contributing editor. Here’s some of Thomas’s best advice and insight fed by more than 20,000 trail miles.
Out in the Open
In one of America’s least visited national parks, I find my authentic self.
Tuna Melt Crunchwrap
Put a backcountry spin on a fast food cult favorite.
The BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE
The national parks are our national treasure, and these 10 campsites are the best they have to offer. Hike in, pick up your jaw, and post up in paradise.
A Winner Never Quits
How adventurous billionaire Ted Turner invented the 24-hour news cycle
Slide for Life
Taylor Gibler, 26, barreled towards frozen peril after stumbling on Mt. Baker in June of 2020.
Two gutsy climbers tackle South America’s highest summit.
Fire and Ice
Find alpine bliss halfway through this snowshoe beneath an active volcano on Artist Point Trail in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington.
AUDREY KATHERINE JARVIS & GAGE GARRETT MCCARTY DECEMBER 14, 2019 • MADISON
PEPPER DORTHEA TAYLOR & WILLIAM WESLEY SELF SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 • NATCHEZ
History lives on in port gibson
Step back in time to explore history and architecture from a bygone era.