"For us, adventure and travel have kept evolving. It’s key and essential. When you get curious about things, it has a way of changing you, and I think that’s a great way to be. Whether you’re looking at it like, ‘I wonder what this country is like,’ or, ‘I wonder what that basin in the Cascades is like?’
When you get curious like that, you have a way of getting in over your head, and I think that there’s something to be said for getting in a little over your head, because it ends up changing you.
It ends up being memorable and it ends up being important. It ends up feeling…full. And if you do that enough in life, it feels pretty good. For us, travel and adventure are the expansion of character.
95% of the time, you got out and have these adventures and you're going to start at the trailhead and you’re going to come back from the trail and you’re going to be back home in time for dinner.
It’s that small percentage of time when something goes wrong that ends up bonding you together with the folks that you’re out there with. It’s this moment - this kernel in your life - that unites you. You’ll never forget that experience, and you’re somehow always connected to that person. That’s been really important in both of our lives."
About The Dirtbag Diaries
"The Diaries for us is this different beast - it’s this amazing thing that’s been going on for 10+ years. Through the Diaries, we’ve had this ability to tell stories that we really love and we still get excited about. Some of the early ones are our favorites, like one called ‘Help Wanted’ about the climbers that climbed Matterhorn, the Disney roller coaster. It’s just a great example of the kind of fun story that exists out in the world."
"The outdoors and music have really been important in our lives, and I love that we can just as easily go rock climbing or mountain biking as we can go and see a rad show. Also, as an outdoor media company, people would expect us to be in a small ski town, not in a big city. But Seattle’s been this awesome mix because there are so many people that spend time in the outdoors, but who also have lives in the city and they do incredible things.
We’re exposed to all these different ideas and opinions. We have friends working on human rights, health care, crazy product design on cutting edge technologies, all sorts of things - and that’s been a huge influence on us and how we create."
Our Perfect Seattle Day
"Bikes, beers and beach. Start at the Seattle Art Museum’s Outdoor Sculpture Park. It’s near the water and you’re looking at art and outside looking at the mountains. From there, you can rent a bike and get to a few breweries like Reuben’s Brews or Fremont Brewing, and then bike towards Golden Gardens Park. Have a campfire on the beach, and watch the sunset. It’s just this beautiful landscape, with views out towards the Olympics"
Our Favorite Local Content
"The Boys in the Boat has this great history of living in Seattle and what the city looked like in the 1930s. It’s just crazy, and the sporting aspect of it is entertaining. Another favorite is The Emerald Mile."