For Alex Patia, birding isn’t just a hobby—it’s a way of life. On any given weekend, he’s likely to be driving hundreds of miles to sites across Washington, searching for the rarest, newest and most elusive birds spotted in the state.
Paddleboards. Everybody wants one, but nobody wants to deal with wrestling one from the garage, to the top of the car, onto the water and back. In 2015, Scott Allen, the co-owner of SUPrents, was right there with every other struggling vacationer.