Blackberry Farm II: An Adventure for the Senses

Written by: Lucinda Jamison

Fall in Tennessee is a vibrant artist’s palette. A blaze of bright hues burnishes the hill, and even the trees have colorful names—red maple, yellow buckeye, black cherry, blue beech. Flashes of brilliance flit by as the brightly feathered cardinals and tanagers, bluebirds, and goldfinches. . .

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How to Pack the Best Travel Clothes for Women

Written by: Deb German

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Packing the best travel clothing is as much about dressing in layers as it is about the specific women’s travel wardrobe you choose.

This is a cautionary tale of sorts, a manifesto for the woman with wanderlust. I’ve had occasion to travel alone for lengthy visits to New York City several times in recent years, but did not possess a stitch of women’s travel clothing, unseasoned as I was. In my defense, I got smarter each time, but also broke a few cardinal travel rules: I packed a mountain of clothing in an enormous, unwieldy bag; almost everything I brought needed pressing when I arrived; and I stupidly purchased stylish, new shoes for my first trip. That last bit was possibly the most poorly conceived decision of all. My feet suffered needlessly for days because of it, even after I abandoned the offending shoes.

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Video: Why a Dog Bed?

A dog bed is more than just a comfortable place for your best friend to sleep. It’s a place of refuge, a place to recover after activity, and a training tool. Every dog needs a “den,” where they can get away from life’s . . .

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Check Out the NEW Helios 3 Blackout Fly Rods

The Helios™ 3 Blackouts have landed! Available now, these new, high-concept, supremely accurate H3 rods are designed to excel in specific angling scenarios. Our rod design team listened to some of the sport’s . . .

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Check Out the New CFO III 50th Anniversary Reel

A half century ago, the original Orvis C.F.O Reel was introduced to commemorate the timeless, ventilated-port design first patented by Charles Fredrick Orvis in 1874. (See the original patent here.) Designed by the legendary Stan Bogdan, those . . .

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