In preparation for your holiday road trips, those guaranteed delayed plane flights, and also to maybe help zone out that over talkative little cousin that everyone seems to have, we asked our team what they've been reading and listening to recently.

Read along of our round-up of books, podcasts, and tunes that will be sure to provide you with a little bit of comic relief, fresh insights, and travel muse to your holiday season.  



Favorite Travel Podcasts:  

Listen up and learn something. A collection of our staff's favorite podcasts ranging from outdoor industry topics to murder... 

Dirtbag Diaries

  • Hands down the best storytelling podcast in the outdoor industry. 

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    • “A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” – The Guardian

    How I Built This

    • Discover the founding story of how the most famous companies in the world were created. 

    Here's the Thing With Alec Baldwin

    • Step into the lives of innovators, artists, and down right creative thinkers with Alec Baldwin.

     Other Staff Recommendations: 

    • My Favorite Murder
    • The Moth
    • All Songs Considered
    • The Splendid Table
    • Serial - Season 3
    • In the Dark
    • The Glossy Podcast
    • Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness 

    Our Holiday Reading List:

    Snag a new book and curl up by the fire. The last thing you want to happen is to be stuck on a long plane flight or be snowed in without a new book!

    Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

    • The founding story of NIKE's founder and CEO.

    Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

    • The Education of a Reluctant Businessman. Learn about Patagonia's methods to becoming one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on the planet. 

    Beach Music by Pat Conroy

    • A gripping Vietnam War-era set novel of Jack McCall, a South Carolina native who flees the South with his daughter Leah after his wife commits sucicide... 

    1984 by George Orwell

    • Published in 1949, this novel is set int he year 1984 when most of the world's population has become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and propaganda... 

      Other Staff Recommendations: 

      • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
      • Times Arrow by Martin Amos
      • Essentialism 
      • The Polar Express :)