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10 Days of Gifts: Day 8 Henley Brand Hip Flask

December 22nd, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Hey you! Chances are if you are reading this, you consider yourself a Modern Pioneer – and we are going to take a bold guess here and say you probably associate with other Modern Pioneers. Are we on the same page so far? Perfect! Well, one characteristic that makes you and your friends a Pioneer […]

Whiskey Wednesday: The Emerald

For this week’s Whiskey Wednesday we’re stealing a page out of all of our Irish Pioneer’s secret concoction book and introducing you to the Irish take on the Manhattan: The Emerald. And don’t worry, the only thing green about this drink is its name… It’s not quite St. Patrick’s Day yet (Although you can bet […]

Travel Guide: Big Sur

NorCal? SoCal? This week, that ongoing popularity contest popular among Californians is irrelevant because this week we are taking you to Cen-Cal aka Central California (is that a thing? If not we’re making it one) That’s right, Modern Pioneers, we’re talking about Big Sur – the perfect getaway for you this weekend, or any weekend […]

DIY: Tree Branch Coasters

September 24th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,

Fall is officially upon us! For all you fellow Californians out there, we know it definitely doesn’t feel like it, but that isn’t stopping us from getting into the spirit! Fall foliage, your favorite flannel, and a tasty Old Fashioned to warm you up at night… admit it, you’re excited now. To kick off the new […]

Travel Guide: Yosemite

Get excited Modern Pioneers – this week’s Travel Guide is the ultimate travel destination for you this Fall. Spectacular granite cliffs, rushing waterfalls, crystal-clear streams, and giant Sequoia groves, not to mention some of the best hiking this side of the Mississippi. Yes, you guessed it, California’s pride and joy – Yosemite National Park! With […]

Honoring America

September 11th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

      Today marks the fourteen-year anniversary of the day that changed America forever – September 11, 2001. While we are usually all fun and games here at Lost Republic, we want to take a moment today to honor all of the victims, survivors, families, soldiers, and emergency response crews whose lives have never […]

Proper Poker Etiquette For The Modern Gentleman

September 3rd, 2015 Tags: , , ,

  It’s poker night. You’ve come prepared with your secret stash of cash (that you think your girlfriend or wife have absolutely no clue exists), an almost perfect poker face, and just the right amount of liquid courage to get you through that same boring story your best friend tells every. single. poker. night.   […]

California Cowboys

How good does this sound? A spring tradition where you spend a weekend with the boys on horseback along the beautiful San Simeon coast of California. Dating back to the 1700’s, it began out of necessity, to round up the cattle and tend the land. Lush green hills & wild flowers converge with the vast […]

Modern Pioneer

Man. Woman.  Young . Old. You. Me. I think it’s fair to say that all of us are Modern Pioneers. Some maybe more than others, but let’s give ourselves that much. By way of definition a Pioneer is “One who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory” or one who is “leading the way; trailblazing”. As […]