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Chasing the Wild

Matt Sandin  // JUL. 19, 2021

The stress sat upon my shoulders as I shuffled past sagebrush; this was until I found my place of refuge. As I settled into the dusty cushion beneath, my eyes drifted towards the sunlit mesas ahead. At that moment, whatever fabricated burden I was carrying seemed to melt away with the evening light...

6 min read

Matt Sandin  // JUL. 19, 2021

Chasing the Wild

The stress sat upon my shoulders as I shuffled past sagebrush; this was until I found my place of refuge. As I settled into the dusty cushion beneath, my eyes drifted towards the sunlit mesas ahead. At that moment, whatever fabricated burden I was carrying seemed to melt away with the evening light...

6 min read
Why We Created GrandTaiga

Nick Uthe  // FEB. 22, 2021

Back in my early days, as a forward thinking adventurous and creative kid, I saw the colorful and endless possibilities of life early on. I was blessed with a duality of having a wise foundation and vision for an extraordinary life without the traditional resources and wealth to immediately attain the joys and pursuits I imagined...

5 min read

Nick Uthe  // FEB. 22, 2021

Why We Created GrandTaiga

Back in my early days, as a forward thinking adventurous and creative kid, I saw the colorful and endless possibilities of life early on. I was blessed with a duality of having a wise foundation and vision for an extraordinary life without the traditional resources and wealth to immediately attain the joys and pursuits I imagined...

5 min read
Music and the Inner Voice

Zach Zenteno  // FEB. 15, 2021

Using music to elevate athletic performance is neither a secret nor a revelation - we’ve all relied on music for motivation or relaxation in one way or another. Music, especially when combined with exercise, floods the brain with hormones and endorphins to reduce perceived exertion and delay fatigue...

7 min read

Zach Zenteno  // FEB. 15, 2021

Music and the Inner Voice

Using music to elevate athletic performance is neither a secret nor a revelation - we’ve all relied on music for motivation or relaxation in one way or another. Music, especially when combined with exercise, floods the brain with hormones and endorphins to reduce perceived exertion and delay fatigue...

7 min read
How to Build a Travel Van on a Budget

Nick Uthe  // FEB. 05, 2021

Facing challenges head on is a surefire way to get closer to your dreams. Through this practice, you will notice they’re more attainable than you ever could have imagined. Over the years I've tried my best to practice this discipline and when I eventually found my mind...

7 min read

Nick Uthe  // FEB. 05, 2021

How to Build a Travel Van on a Budget

Facing challenges head on is a surefire way to get closer to your dreams. Through this practice, you will notice they’re more attainable than you ever could have imagined. Over the years I've tried my best to practice this discipline and when I eventually found my mind...

7 min read
Crossroads with a Grizzly

Nick Uthe  // JAN. 28, 2021

When traveling in grizzly bear country don’t be surprised if you see a grizzly bear.

4 min read

Nick Uthe  // JAN. 28, 2021

Crossroads with a Grizzly

When traveling in grizzly bear country don’t be surprised if you see a grizzly bear.

4 min read
Pfeifferhorn Trail: How to get Your Wife to Backpack With You

Nick Uthe  // JAN. 09, 2021

I don’t know if this is an adventure tale, relationship advice or something in-between, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out.

5 min read

Nick Uthe  // JAN. 09, 2021

Pfeifferhorn Trail: How to get Your Wife to Backpack With You

I don’t know if this is an adventure tale, relationship advice or something in-between, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out.

5 min read
Find Your Path by Analyzing Passion and Urgency

Nick Uthe  // OCT. 22, 2020

About a decade ago is when It all began. I had to have been about 15 years old. This Is when I started to analyze myself, my ambitions, my hopes, my dreams or simply put, my inner curiosity to figure out what or who was behind my drive...

6 min read

Nick Uthe  // OCT. 22, 2020

Find Your Path by Analyzing Passion and Urgency

About a decade ago is when It all began. I had to have been about 15 years old. This Is when I started to analyze myself, my ambitions, my hopes, my dreams or simply put, my inner curiosity to figure out what or who was behind my drive...

6 min read
Finding The Silver Lining While Recovering From a Sports Injury

Sam Axness  // OCT. 20, 2020

The first week and a half after my surgery has both flown by at lightspeed while also feeling like an eternity. Quite the juxtaposition, I know, but that’s what I’m here to delve into. Recovery, like many things in life, is merely a process...

4 min read

Sam Axness  // OCT. 20, 2020

Finding The Silver Lining While Recovering From a Sports Injury

The first week and a half after my surgery has both flown by at lightspeed while also feeling like an eternity. Quite the juxtaposition, I know, but that’s what I’m here to delve into. Recovery, like many things in life, is merely a process...

4 min read
Athlete at Heart

Sam Axness  // SEP. 06, 2020

Over the past 7 months, I’ve been living with a torn labrum and a partially torn rotator cuff in my dominant shoulder. Although it hasn’t caused me much physical pain or discomfort, the overall instability of my shoulder has proved...

3 min read

Sam Axness  // SEP. 06, 2020

Athlete at Heart

Over the past 7 months, I’ve been living with a torn labrum and a partially torn rotator cuff in my dominant shoulder. Although it hasn’t caused me much physical pain or discomfort, the overall instability of my shoulder has proved...

3 min read
Stranded in Aspen

Sam Axness  // MAY. 20, 2020

Over the past few years I’ve come to crave movement to ease my restless soul, and in almost every situation, it boosts my mood. If I’m feeling on top of the world, I move and conquer it. If I’m down, I find clarity in motion...

3 min read

Sam Axness  // MAY. 20, 2020

Stranded in Aspen

Over the past few years I’ve come to crave movement to ease my restless soul, and in almost every situation, it boosts my mood. If I’m feeling on top of the world, I move and conquer it. If I’m down, I find clarity in motion...

3 min read
Finding Existential Freedom

Nick Uthe  // MAY. 19, 2020

Entering Jasper, Alberta was nostalgic and awe-inspiring before even setting foot outside the comforts of my van. For years It has been ultimate jackpot of mystical places on earth and the mecca for all things adventure. We were home! Cruising in, we were now about 5,000 miles into Explore the North project and settling into our new lives on the road...

5 min read

Nick Uthe  // MAY. 19, 2020

Finding Existential Freedom

Entering Jasper, Alberta was nostalgic and awe-inspiring before even setting foot outside the comforts of my van. For years It has been ultimate jackpot of mystical places on earth and the mecca for all things adventure. We were home! Cruising in, we were now about 5,000 miles into Explore the North project and settling into our new lives on the road...

5 min read
Stranded in Québec

Nick Uthe  // MAY. 19, 2020

What place do phones have in our lives? I’m unsure how often this question is asked especially in an era in which the use of social media is ingrained in our culture, but it is a question that should be asked much more often...

4 min read

Nick Uthe  // MAY. 19, 2020

Stranded in Québec

What place do phones have in our lives? I’m unsure how often this question is asked especially in an era in which the use of social media is ingrained in our culture, but it is a question that should be asked much more often...

4 min read
Jungle Disconnect: When Networking, Travel, and Passion Unite

Nick Uthe  // MAY. 19, 2020

What place do phones have in our lives? I’m unsure how often this question is asked especially in an era in which the use of social media is ingrained in our culture, but it is a question that should be asked much more often...

4 min read

Nick Uthe  // MAY. 19, 2020

Jungle Disconnect: When Networking, Travel, and Passion Unite

What place do phones have in our lives? I’m unsure how often this question is asked especially in an era in which the use of social media is ingrained in our culture, but it is a question that should be asked much more often...

4 min read
Sailing in the West Fjords

Nick Uthe  // MAY. 19, 2020

As a photographer and seeker of all things adventure, having the opportunity to spend time in Iceland on assignment with Aurora Arktika in the West Fjords was blissfully inspiring. First things first, we had to get there! If you don’t fly often, going to a modern day airport can feel like going to a carnival; its chaos, anticipation, and excitement in one shared space...

5 min read

Nick Uthe  // MAY. 19, 2020

Sailing in the West Fjords

As a photographer and seeker of all things adventure, having the opportunity to spend time in Iceland on assignment with Aurora Arktika in the West Fjords was blissfully inspiring. First things first, we had to get there! If you don’t fly often, going to a modern day airport can feel like going to a carnival; its chaos, anticipation, and excitement in one shared space...

5 min read
A Life Dedicated to Fitness With Mike Simone

Mike Simone  // MAY. 19, 2020

What I’m most excited for is how the training and coaching business evolves. Trainers and coaches have the power to dramatically change the trajectory of people’s lives, but for a lot, it’s a tough business...

9 min read

Mike Simone  // MAY. 19, 2020

A Life Dedicated to Fitness With Mike Simone

What I’m most excited for is how the training and coaching business evolves. Trainers and coaches have the power to dramatically change the trajectory of people’s lives, but for a lot, it’s a tough business...

9 min read