Young Guns and a Supercharged Catamaran: U.S. SailGP Team Takes on New York City

Young Guns and a Supercharged Catamaran: U.S. SailGP Team Takes on New York City

While sleeker boat designs and GPS navigation have made everyday sailing lax, relatively humdrum (but enjoyable) endeavors, there’s nothing pedestrian about today’s premier sailing races.

You’ve got the Golden Globe Race, a solo nonstop round-the-world event that’s considered the most dangerous sailing endeavor. The better-known America’s Cup, a prestigious match race that dates back to 1851, in which challenger teams duke it out in the World Series, then go head to head round-robin style in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, before advancing to the Playoffs, Semi-Final, and Final against the Defender, competing in foiling AC45S catamarans that’ve been tweaked by each individual team. And the newest race to the yachting circuit, which was just established in 2018: SailGP.

F50 foiling catamarans Courtesy Image

What is SailGP?

“SailGP is a new sailing league that’s worldwide,” says Rome Kirby, helmsman … Read the rest

The Great Buffalo Revival

The Great Buffalo Revival

DILAPIDATED GRAIN elevators and concrete silos soar a dozen stories above the Buffalo River, seemingly close enough to touch from my kayak. It’s an incongruous sight with the serenity of the flat river so close at hand. The buildings once stored untold tons of grain for transport to major East Coast cities. These days, however, the maritime traffic in downtown Buffalo is mostly recreational vessels like our trio of kayaks, as well as motorboats, standup paddleboards, and even floating tiki bars—which look one mai tai away from tipping over.

As we paddle north, a nostalgic aroma drifts across the water—Lucky Charms. Tour guide Jason Mendola, a native of South Buffalo and co-owner of Elevator Alley Kayak, points out the source of the sugary scent: the General Mills factory, one of only a handful still operating along the waterfront in this metro area of 1.1 million. The aroma makes … Read the rest

Bone Broth: What Is the Hottest Drink on the Health & Fitness Market?

Bone Broth: What Is the Hottest Drink on the Health & Fitness Market?

Let’s face it: Bone broth is good for you. And you should be sipping it or adding it to recipes at last a few times a week.

One of our favorite bone broths is Kettle & Fire. It’s made from beef or chicken and the brand even has a selection of soups and a chili, so you don’t have to sip it. Kettle & Fire also has a wide variety of awesome, delicious recipes so you can incorporate bone broth into everything from gummies to tacos.

Kettle & Fire

What Exactly Is Bone Broth?

Bone broth is made from animal bones and connective tissue—typically cattle, chicken, or fish—that has been boiled into a broth and slow-simmered for nearly 24 hours. It’s not the same as stock. Regular broth and stock are simmered for a shorter period of time than bone broth, and that expedited cooking process reduces the … Read the rest

7 Awesome Father’s Day Gifts for the Active Dad from Under Armour

7 Awesome Father’s Day Gifts for the Active Dad from Under Armour

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the active dad? Look no further than Under Armour. UA has workout, fitness, and training gear for every activity—and a bunch of it is on sale right now. Through June 16, the Essential Summer Gear Sale lets you take 25 percent off shorts, tanks, running shoes, and much more.

And there are tons of Under Armour Father’s Day Gifts in the UA Outlet. From hoodies and sweats to slides, duffle bags, golf pants, and even boxersjocks in a variety of styles and colors. And while you’re there, don’t sleep on Under Armour’s great selection of t-shirts, polos, and hoodies.

Whether Dad is a runner, plays pick-up ball on the weekends, or is a serious fitness enthusiast, there’s something he’ll love at Under Armour. For golfers, there’s a tremendous amount of gear and apparel that’s designed for the … Read the rest

Along for the Glide: Taking Flight in the Valley of the Gods in Utah

Along for the Glide: Taking Flight in the Valley of the Gods in Utah

THE VALLEY OF the Gods, in southeastern Utah, epitomizes wild country. With no established trails, campgrounds, or facilities, the 35-square-mile expanse receives far fewer visitors than does nearby Monument Valley, making it a prime spot for rugged backcountry hiking. But perhaps the best way to explore it is not on foot but from above, as Shane Denherder, an Army helicopter pilot turned paraglider, can attest. A powered glider “gives you the ultimate freedom to explore,” he says— though not without the occasional hiccup.

On a recent outing, Denherder ran out of fuel as he approached his rendezvous point with photographer Chris Burkard. This would’ve been catastrophic in a different kind of aircraft, no doubt. But with the paraglider, Denherder safely descended some 2,000 feet, and even circled a 350-foot-high formation called DeGaulle and His Troops (seen here). “I wasn’t … Read the rest

The Rum and Coke, Rebooted: 3 Must-Try Recipes You Can Make at Home

The Rum and Coke, Rebooted: 3 Must-Try Recipes You Can Make at Home

Refreshing and caramelly rich, the rum and Coke is back as a summer hit, thanks to bartenders supercharging it with artisanal spirits and homemade flavors. Here are a few recipes worth mixing up at home.

1. GONE RUMMING
The Polynesian, New York

Ingredients:
½ oz Hamilton Jamaican Gold rum

½ oz Bacardi Cuatro rum
½ oz El Dorado 8-year rum
1½ oz Appleton Estate Reserve Blend rum
1 lime shell (liquid squeezed out)
1 can Coke (preferably Mexican)

Directions: Mix rums in shaker tin; muddle lime shell in it. Add ice to highball glass; add Coke until ¾ full. Add rum through strainer. Garnish with lime wedge.

2. THE HEMINGWAY
Libertine, Philadelphia

Ingredients:
2 oz Flor de Caña rum
¾ oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
½ oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
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Get Dad Omaha Steaks for Father’s Day—Just Four Days Left to Order!

Get Dad Omaha Steaks for Father’s Day—Just Four Days Left to Order!

If you’ve been thinking about ordering Dad a great selection of Omaha Steaks for Father’s Day, time is running out! Make sure your gift arrives in time for Dad’s Day—place your order by Tuesday June 11.

What could be better for Father’s Day? Dads love to grill, and Omaha Steaks has an amazing selection of combos to choose from, including steaks, filet mignons, ribs, burgers—name the meat, and Omaha Steaks has it. Just be sure to order soon so dad can get his delicious cuts before Sunday June 16. Order $69 or more, and you’ll get a $50 Omaha gift card. And many of the Combo specials qualify for free shipping, so you really can’t afford not to give Dad an Omaha Steaks package for Father’s Day.

Look, it’s Father’s Day. Give Dad the only gift he really wants: Me-time with his barbecue. At Omaha Steaks, you can … Read the rest

How to Make Cacciatore Sausage at Home

Make Your Own: 19 Recipes to Replace the Most Common Store-bought Foodstuffs

Homemade is always better than store-bought, so why is your kitchen packed with bottles, jars, and plastic? Take a peek at the ingredient list. There are usually unnecessary add-ins. Ditch the added salt and sugar by mastering some homemade recipes.

From the easy, like vinegar, which “nearly happens without any work at all”; to the challenging, like cheese, which, once you make ricotta, the warming and gentle stretching creates mozzarella; to the full-scale project, like kimchi, which takes one and a half to two weeks but the spicy, salty, umami-packed results are worth it; we’ve collected 19 healthy recipes to make the stuff you usually buy.

Learn how to make your own from the greatest masters around.

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