This is the first time I’ve published a post that’s just about other content. I plan to do it more — maybe once every two … Read the rest
Getting off the beaten path – do-it-yourself and organized adventures welcome!
The Mountain Bike That Changed Everything
There’s one mountain bike that made my life better.
It didn’t have any carbon fiber or hydraulic disc brakes. Its only suspension was my arms … Read the rest
Hike Destinations: Landmannalaugar Versus Tongariro
Bacon or chocolate” A pint of craft beer or a wedge of aged gouda” The family dog or cat”
Picking my favorite hike destination is … Read the rest
My First SCUBA Dive Experience (Guest Post)
SCUBA diving is an amazing sport and trying to explain the underwater experience to someone that has never dived before is hard – if not … Read the rest
Scary SCUBA Advice – Truk Lagoon to Turtle Tomb
When I run the world, Halloween will be a quarterly holiday. I’ve been known to have multiple Halloween costumes each year. I use a Dremel … Read the rest
Darwin, Australia: My Guide to the Top End’s Top City
I’ve never talked to people about travel to Australia and had them say “you know, I’ve always wanted to visit Darwin.”
But ever since my … Read the rest
Norway – Hike in the Land of the Giants
Jotunheimen isn’t a place I’d ever thought about until seeing the movie Thor.
There. I admitted it. Sometimes I need a little mindless entertainment. … Read the rest
The Kangaroo – A Spotter’s Guide
A kangaroo in the wild is nothing like what you see in the zoo.
Stealth and speed kept me from getting many good kangaroo photos. … Read the rest
Vanuatu – Upcoming South Pacific Destination
Vanuatu wasn’t a destination I’d ever thought about until I read the Cash Peters book Naked in Dangerous Places. The author paints a very … Read the rest
Olympic Games of Ancient History – Visiting Olympia
The Olympic Games are nearly here. If you want to avoid the swirling mass of commercialism in London but still have a love for the … Read the rest
Inside the Volcano: Thrihnukagigur Tour
The Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland just gave me another reason to visit again: a tour company that takes people down a 400-foot descent into a … Read the rest
Phoenix Mountain Biking : Grading the Trails
Phoenix mountain biking offers any rider some hard choices. There’s no shortage of great mountain bike trails. A few years ago, I published a list … Read the rest
South Korea Destination: Manjanggul Lava Tube
I can wax poetic about a lava tubeÂ all day long. There’s just something cool about walking where glowing lava once flowed.Â When I … Read the rest
An Airsoft First-Timer Tells All
Light drizzle, a chilly wind, 45 degrees and overcast — it’s finally winter in the desert. I’m warm thanks to my Army battle dress uniform,
5 Things I Miss While Traveling
There’s a fool I pity – and that’s the unlucky sucker who is in front of me while boarding my Asiana Airlines flight to Korea.
Washington State Wonder – The Ape Cave Lava Tube
I’m just miles away from one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in modern history.
Mount Saint Helens. 1981. A blast that re-shaped the landscape in
Best of Arizona – Outdoor Adventures in Ahwatukee
While there’s plenty of outdoor adventures in Ahwatukee, Ariz., I still have some mixed feelings about the area.
On one hand, it’s a dense cluster … Read the rest
The Iceland Diaries – Day 5 (Skaftafell, FalljÃ¶kull, JÃ¶kullsarlon)
It’s not easy to rattle Icelanders. But I’ve just figured out how to get a sure-fire rise out of an Icelandic glacier guide while hiking … Read the rest
A Day in Iceland: Kirkjubaejarklaustur – Hof
Dokna could easily allow herself to be the world’s saddest dog. She loves sticks – but some cruel twist of fate has put her in … Read the rest
Escape Winter’s Clutches in New Zealand
Snow is great when it first starts falling. But give it a month, and you’ll be ready to get away from it. So where should … Read the rest