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Douglas Tompkins, 72, North Face Founder, Dies in Kayaking Accident

Mr. Tompkins, founder of the clothing brands North Face and Esprit, died on Tuesday after a kayaking accident in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. 20 more words


Pitt Co. graduations mean big business for some restaurants

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — With almost 1,500 Pitt County high school seniors graduating this week, some restaurants expect an influx of customers.

Winslow’s in Uptown Greenville had several large reservations due to Wednesday graduation ceremonies. 151 more words

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Douglas Tompkins,The Father of The North Face

In 1964, Tompkins and his wife started The North Face as a mail order and retail company, selling rock climbing and camping equipment. The early years set the design standard of good quality sleeping bags, backpacks, and mountaineering tents. 328 more words

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Project Update, Chasing Millionaires & a Month in Patagonia

Apologies for the large gap since I last updated this blog. I can partly blame poor Patagonian internet, and the rest of the blame goes to too much great kayaking to be done. 2,402 more words

Eye-Candy For Adventurers: Check Out This Must-Watch Documentary (Preview Included)

I have to take a moment to recommend one of the best travel documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. If you’re a travel junkie looking for adventure-inspiration, spend your next 85 minutes watching 180 Degrees South. 51 more words


Land grabbing in Latin America: can Argentina’s prevention laws be used as an example for the rest of the continent?

Bristolatino joint editor-in-chief Rosanna West, while working as a reporter at Colombian national newspaper El Espectador on her year abroad, interviewed one Colombian and two Argentine experts about the foreign acquisition of land in their countries. 1,020 more words