Category adventure

Costa Rica: Expedición de Canoas

“¡Me cago en el ICE (eee-say)! ¡Me cago en todas las represas! ¡Me cago en el ICE! / I shit on ICE (the power company)! I shit on all the dams! I shit on ICE!” sang Otto, sopping wet, trudging through knee-deep water. Moments earlier, not 50 meters into our seven hour canoe trip, Otto […]

ViewBug, Photo Sharing, Dreams

Esteemed Readers, Recently, I joined a photo sharing site called ViewBug. It’s a new-ish site with a relatively small Facebook following of only 15,000. It’s new enough that Wikipedia doesn’t even have it listed on their List of photo sharing websites. Joining this site was prompted by an event from last week. A Facebook post […]

Costa Rica: Montezuma and the Trip Home

Montezuma. I’ve been there a handful of times, and every time is just a little bit different. The first time I wound up there, I was with my buddy with whom I traveled throughout Central America and three of our friends who had come to meet us there. We stayed at a villa on the […]

Costa Rica: Travel Day

We left the house around 5:30. The bus was coming at 6:00. Nobody was thrilled to be awake so early. It would have been way more convenient to have hired a private shuttle from La Tigra to Montezuma. But we weren’t interested in traveling like tourists. As anyone who has traveled extensively knows, much of […]

Moose!

Sometimes, to view the extraordinary, we need not travel any further than our own living room. Sunday morning, we were sipping coffee, admiring the wintry beauty in our yard. Suddenly, the dog ran into the living room, whining and crying. “Moose!” I said as I plopped my coffee down. We ran into the living room […]

La Tigra de San Carlos

The first trip with our travel company (that is yet to be named) was to Costa Rica! My partner and I have traveled there extensively; I’ve spent over seven months there throughout my life. We have come to enjoy and appreciate the country and its people immensely, and so were overjoyed at the opportunity to […]

Women’s Tuscany Trek May 11-18, 2013

Attention Ladies (Or gentlemen who know ladies)! May 11-18, 2013, we will be exploring Tuscany and our dreams! My beautiful life and business partner Kim, and one of our mentors Colleen, and I will be guiding nine women on foot from Montepulciano to Siena. However, we will be walking only four days of the eight […]

Our New Business!

I wrote this as an author’s note in my last post, but want to make sure that everyone sees it. I’m writing this a pre-announcement. Stay tuned for the real deal. My girlfriend (and now business partner) and I have been unbelievably busy the last two months starting our new personal growth travel business! I […]

England Trek: Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle is a photographer’s dreamscape. Not only is it among the more well-preserved castles in England, but there is also ceaseless medieval entertainment. Because parts of the castle have crumbled away, the lines and shapes that the eye are drawn to are magnificent. The eraser of time has opened up most of the roof […]

Travel Like A Five-Year-Old

“Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.” – Eskimo proverb As I said in a previous post, I was in Atlanta visiting family. On Friday night, my sister  Donna and brother-in-law Matt and I were sitting on their deck enjoying a nightcap. They had just put my nephew Jackson and […]