Most of us look forward to festival season, where we can enjoy live music with thousands of people in a communal experience that makes us feel part of something bigger. Here are some of the best festivals across the country to watch for this year.

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Three Days. Two Friends. One Canoe. The morning of September 4 broke to gray skies filled with fine mist. It wasn’t much precipitation, just enough to keep me fiddling with the windshield wipers every few minutes as we drove through the remnants of rush hour traffic on our way to a boat ramp in Dayton, Minn., where my...

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This is Our First Adventure I get a call one day from a good friend of mine from high school Tim Spitzack who lives in Minnesota and I in Iowa. Tim has this idea to go out to colorado with another friend of his Bill, and climb a fourteener, that is, a 14,000 foot mountain. I’m thinking a dangerous adventure and an excu...

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