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The Big Chill In Big Sky Country

Monday, November 5, 2012

We made our way to Whitefish, Montana, by flying into Calgary, Alberta. Sean and I met early on the El tracks in Chicago. It was 6 a.m. and 95 degrees out, and the drops of sweat were starting to make a lovely little scene beneath the armpits of my gray, cotton shirt. My new puppy […]

What It Looks Like To Paddle Down The Mississippi [Time Lapse Video]

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The guys over at InTransit.tvtook to the waters of the Mississippi with a canoe to take this time lapse video of their trip down the entire 2,300 miles of the river. As a point of reference, a raindrop falling into Lake Itasca in north central Minnesota would arrive at the Gulf of Mexico in about […]

Time To Rejoice, Arapahoe Basin Is Open

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It’s what every ski nut waits for. After the biking. After the hiking. After the fourteeners. After the sailing. These summer activities, while fun, have really only been holding place for the addictive sport of the winter season: skiing. Wax your skis and polish your goggles, because the Colorado ski season is officially open. Well, […]

How I Found Colorado Atop Crestone Needle

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It was Thursday morning and my cell phone lit up. I had a text. “Look up Crestone Needle and let me know if you have the balls for that one.” It was from my climbing friend Nick. I typed “14ers.com” into my browser — the go-to website for all things pertaining to Colorado’s storied fourteeners […]

Hiking Through The Past In Kauai

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day two of our mini-adventure was not off to a good start. Megan’s hiking boots were soaked and covered in the pasty red sludge that had become the Kalalau Trail. My declarations to “look at the view” were met with, “just stop talking to me for 30 minutes and I will try to pull myself […]

Thinking Of Not Washing Your Hands After Taking A Taxi In New York City? Think Again

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Just in case you were one of the 50.6 million visitors to New York City last year, and you happen to be a germaphobe (or have a healthy aversion to the sudden onset of stomach ailments), you may want to think twice about not washing your hands after using a local taxi. New York magazine […]

My Trek Into The Utah Desert For Two Weeks With Only The Clothes On My Back

Sunday, July 15, 2012

“I haven’t felt like this since I had malaria,” Doug mutters. Doug extends a hand toward an archaic sight: A figure wearing a buckskin skirt perches motionless on a rock. The figure takes a stick from the weary grasp of Doug’s hand and suggests a diagnosis. “Your energy drop is not due to less food […]

National Park Nomad: Q & A With Guidebook Author Michael Joseph Oswald

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sometimes we get caught up planning out our next epic adventure to exotic lands and far-off cultures, driven, in part, by eating extraordinary cuisine, meeting those that call the corners of earth home and seeing sites one has only heard about. This idea of exploration reaches out its age-old fingers to pull in even the […]

5 Great Places To Camp In The American Southwest

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Campsites vary from the most primitive of settings to truly exceptional sleeping quarters. Some may only have simple pit toilets (nose-pinching and breath-holding required), while others have full-on hot showers, laundromats and convenience stores with coveted goodies such as Clif Bars and miniature bottles of bourbon. While no summer road trip is complete without a […]

My Pictures From TBEX 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

You know what you’re not supposed to do on a magazine-style site that focuses on narrative travel pieces and blog entries about travel news and trends? The answer: post your personal vacation pictures. I normally spare readers the pain of doing this, but when that vacation happens to include attending TBEX 2012 — the annual travel bloggers […]

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