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.
Tag: wandering justin
Scenes from Chicago in the Summer
If you’re planning to visit Chicago, summer is the best time. Check out the photos and you’ll see a city that comes alive when the … Read the rest
Best of Arizona – Pima & Dynamite Trail Network
I almost don’t notice it. But the slow, wiggling movement catches my eye. A splotch of black and orange among shades of brown.
Best of British Columbia – Vancouver
The Iceland Epic – Hverir, Viti, Krafla
Glowing magma from horizon to horizon. A never-ending blanket of fire. I’m captivated just thinking about what this area looked like as recently as 1984
Kaffitar Stands Out as Reykavik’s Best Espresso
Images from Avondale, Ariz. – 2011 Hedgehog Hustle
UPDATE: See my report on Examiner.com for a race recap.
Today, I made a trip out to Estrella Mountain Regional Park in Avondale, Ariz., to … Read the rest
“Hell Walking” and Tramping – How to Hike Abroad
When Sarah and I were in Australia, we met a traveler from Ireland. She was single, in her late 20s, active.
She told us about … Read the rest
Iceland Diaries – Day 6 (Skaftafell, Vik)
There’s a magnificent mountain in the distance. I can see spires and steep slopes. It looks like the ruined castle of an evil wizard.
It’s … 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
Los Angeles is Perfect for Alternative Thanksgiving
There’s nothing fun about sitting around with a belly distended and sore from overindulging on turkey, mashed potatoes and the other traditional Thanksgiving food. It’s … Read the rest
Restoring Sanity Through Mountain Biking
It’s all too easy for me to feel like the world is headed toward becoming one nasty place.
People on both sides of the political … Read the rest
New Phoenix Trails Bring Recreation – and Dose of Controversy
There’s not much in the way of hiking and biking trails west of I-17 in Phoenix. That’s bad news for hikers and mountain bikers living … 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
Iceland Travel Tip – Is the Winter Fare Sale Worth It”
November 4 is the last day to book an IcelandAir flight from the United States to Keflavik for as little as $379 for a round … Read the rest
Airport Needs to Cut Specialty Lines, Improve Signs
During a recent flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, I had a reminder that the security screening processes are concocted by people who are … Read the rest
3 Odd Buildings Still Stand Tall in Phoenix
The Phoenix area is pretty new. We consider anything approaching a century old to be an ancient relic. That means we’re short on truly historical … Read the rest
Desert Museum is Worth a Drive to Tucson, Ariz.
Visitors to Phoenix probably don’t give enough credit to Tucson. That’s a mistake – the Tucson area has some great cultural attractions, and the outstanding … Read the rest
Gear Review – The North Face Rock 22 Tent
It’s been about 10 years since I first met my wife — that meeting, though, spelled doom for my old tent. It was an aging … Read the rest
Update on Flying with MREs
Before leaving for Iceland, I was a bit worried about flying the military-issue Meals, Ready to Eat packs.
The answers I got from the … Read the rest