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Alaska: Part 4

If you’re just starting off, you might consider these first: Alaska: Part 1 Alaska: Part 2 Alaska: Part 3 Day Seven (Cont’d): Ye Olde Bunque Haus is owned and operated by Pat McGee, an octogenarian who has run the hostel for ages. The main house serves as the classier hostel. The “bunque haus” in the […]

Alaska: Part 3

If you’re just starting, you probably ought to read Alaska: Part 1 and Alaska: Part 2 first. Day Four: I was too excited to sleep much. As quietly as possible, I arose, slid into my boots, and slipped outside. Clouds swirled around the peaks that towered over me. In the distance, back toward Talkeetna, I could […]

Alaska: Part 1

It’s not an adventure if something doesn’t go wrong. – Yvon Chouinard Day One: I arrived to Anchorage last night. The flight chased the sun all the way here. Perpetually setting, the dying light of the day splashed mesmerizing colors on the clouds; it felt as though we were flying back in time. Tips of […]

The Best Day

Yesterday was my last day in Costa Rica. If you don’t feel like reading this whole post, skip to the last four paragraphs. Seriously. Typically I woke with the sunrise. Atypically, I got up. I dressed in my running shorts and tank top and went downstairs to begin my exercises. Last year, I celebrated Thanksgiving […]

Costa Rica: Esterillos Oeste and el Gris

We have this car, right? The name of the car is Gris (grees). Gris is a 1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD Wagon. On earlier trips here, I drove Gris all the way to the Nicaraguan border, onto the beaches of Puerto Soley, to Esterillos Oeste, Puntarenas, and everywhere in between. My last trip down here, I […]

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 […]

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 […]