Some people are perfectly happy with a vacation involving nothing but loafing and cocktails. Others of us prefer something a bit more adventurous than Sandals or Disney—a trip where no Starbucks can be found. Where we sweat and see new things. Veteran adventure outfitter, Abercrombie & Kent, have the trips we’re looking for. Does dogsledding in the Scandinavian Arctic or a camel safari through Kenya sound better than “the world’s biggest buffet”? A&K’s 15 custom adventure-travel trips are sure to offer you something unexpected & amazing.
Paul Junior of Orange County Chopper fame makes some pretty mean bikes. He took his knowledge of motorcycle design & roadtripping and created this custom portable grill with Coleman. This 2-burner LP gas grill features chrome accents and diamond plate side tables. It also folds right up to fit in your trunk. If you’re ready to take your “smoke show” on the road, the Paul Jr. grill is ready to roll.
When you’re buying a legendary Leica camera, you know what you’re getting, why you’re getting it and you know exactly what you want. It makes sense that Leica has created a custom camera menu on their website. They call it the Configurator. Basically it allows you to choose from a variety of custom features and finishes. Engraving, color options, viewfinder magnification – it’s all up to you. Build your dream camera to your specs and Leica will send your custom creation to your door.
Is it possible nearly twenty years have passed since Pearl Jam started kicking rock-n-roll ass? Yes. You’re old, man. PJ’s early albums Vs. and Vitalogy are now certified classics being re-released as a Deluxe Edition 3-disk set that also includes a legendary, hella grungy live show from Boston’s Orpheum. This is seminal soundtrack material for Generation X … and that’s you.
When looking for a new book to read, you’d probably never go back to something you read in preschool, unless of course the children’s story was made into a gory bloodfeast of zombie mayhem. The children’s classic Pat The Bunny has been re-imagined. Instead of tactile features like rabbit fur to pat, stroke eviscerated flesh instead.
Your private jet or luxury cruiser yacht may still be a few years off. In the meantime, you can get the next best thing. Rover’s latest offering, called the Autobiography Ultimate Edition. This lavishly appointed model is basically a Rolls Royce with four-wheel drive. Interior upgrades include plush, fine leather and rare wood trims. There are recessed drink coolers and the rear cargo floor area is finished with teak. You can choose between two engines, we recommend the 5-liter supercharged V-8.
Bourbon in the Sugar Shack is pretty common. For drinking. It is only the very rarest of recipes where the bourbon is actually added to the mix. This concoction from Noble blends just a kiss of whiskey to premium-grade Quebec maple syrup. Adds a little snap to the sweetness.
Dodge is keeping America’s muscle car tradition alive. These “performance” sedans from other countries have nothing on our Detroit steel. Do you see Acura, Audi or Saab trying to wedge 465 horses under the hood? Dodge has done it in the Charger SRT8, upping the output by an extra 40 horses for the 2012 model. Actually, do you see any other car on the market with a 6.5-liter V-8 and room for five passengers? Didn’t think so. Dodge, America thanks you for this beast. Sincerely.
Lava lamp, pet rock, the leisure suit. Ah, the 70s. So much cultural capital was created and the funky echoes of the disco era still reverberate today. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be sharing this beanbag chair design with you. Unlike the pleather ones you grew up jumping into, this one is made from recycled coffee bags. Sit down, get comfortable.
Chicken and dumplings. Old-fashioned grandma food, right? Wrong. It’s top-tier comfort food and if you make this meal for your date, watch out. If properly prepared, your lady friend will be forced to undo the top button of her pants after dinner. Imagine what dessert might do.