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Prospector Co. Sells Wares With Purpose

Established in 2010, Prospector Co. prides itself on creating and selling “wares with purpose.” Top-end retailers like Barneys New York and small independent shops far and wide carry a selection of the company’s products. But Prospector Co.’s flag...

Jacksonville’s Lush Airbnb Oasis

You don’t need to drive all the way to Key West to feel like you’re in Key West when you stay in this latest Airbnb find. Located in Jacksonville’s oldest neighborhood (Springfield National Historic District), the Gardner’s Cottage was built to hi...

This Jacket Has Your Back

How many times have you started out the day wearing a coat only to take it off and wrap it around your waist when temperatures began to climb? It happens to me all the time, but my wife usually ends up carrying the jacket. Now a Colorado compan...

The Original Mast General Store is Still the Best

Selling everything from cradles to caskets, Mast General Store opened its doors in picturesque Valle Crucis, North Carolina in 1883. With its creaking hardwood floors and original potbelly stove, this is the kind of place that defines Americana. ...

This Leather Ruck Sack Has Our Attention

The ruck sack revolution is complete with this latest edition from Alabama’s Loyal Stricklin. It’s a real thing of beauty that's got us salivating here at ORP HQ. Handcrafted out of tan Horween Chromexcel with 9 ounce bridle leather straps, the Hone...

Everyone Should Make One Pilgramage to Graceland

Graceland, Elvis Presley’s 14-acre estate in Memphis, is one of the most visited homes in America, just behind the White House and Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. After the entertainer purchased the property for just over $102,000 in 1957, a num...

The Chili Choice of Presidents

When visiting our nation’s capital and looking for a solid lunch with some history thrown in, hop on the Metro and head to U Street. Housed in an old silent movie house, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been serving up greasy goodness since 1958. The heritage...

Old Church Given New Life as Small Inn

This gothic-styled building at the corner of Barnard and Duffy Streets in Savannah’s Victorian neighborhood was built in 1889 by architect Alfred S. Eichberg. In those days, it served as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It was home to a number of othe...

Green Acres is the Place to Be in Austin

A half-hour due east of Austin on 25-acres of pristine Texas countryside is a rustic retreat unlike any other. Lifestyle guru Kirsten Dickerson and her filmmaker husband Brandon left city-life behind a few years ago and purchased a bunch of land near...