What to See in Beautiful Iceland, Day 1 – Driving the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

I’ve had beautiful Iceland on my list of places to go for years. With inexpensive flights from SFO and LAX direct to Iceland, it got moved to the top of the list. I was excited about the trip, but I … Continued

MSC Divina: Cruising the Caribbean – Day 7 in Panama

Day 7 of our MSC Divina Cruise: Stop in Panama If I could give you one piece of advice for you MSC Divina Caribbean cruise, it would be to stay on the ship in Panama. Unlike the stops in other … Continued

MSC Divina: Cruising the Caribbean – Day 5 and 6 Scuba Diving in Aruba and at Sea

Day 5 of our MSC Divina Cruise – Scuba Diving in Aruba Day 5 was one of my favorite days of our MSC Divina Cruise. I was about to say “easily my favorite”, but then I started thinking about other days … Continued

8 Tips for Backpacking Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain peak in the lower 48 states. At 14,505 feet, it stands in the Sierra Nevada mountain range right West of the small town of Lone Pine, California. Here are some tips to make sure your trip is absolutely amazing!

Dehydrating Food for Backpacking: The Good Parts, and the Not-So-Good Parts

I’ve recently started dehydrating food for backpacking, and I absolutely prefer it over store bought meals. However, if you’re considering dehydrating food for backpacking, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into! There are a lot of things to … Continued

How to Train for your First Ragnar in 11 steps

There are two types of Ragnar races. One is a through road relay race, where you get a team and some vans to follow and you relay race from one place to another. For example, there’s one that goes from Long Beach to San Diego. You’ll see these painted white vans chasing after people in costume as they run along.

The other type of Ragnar is like the one I just did in Snowmass. Instead of going from one place to the next, you camp out and do trail loops that all start and end at the same relay station.

Day 4 Backpacking to Mount Whitney – The Back Route!

Day 4 of our Mount Whitney trek was really quite simple, but we had reached the summit, we were tired, and we were ready to be off the mountain – it was no longer about taking pictures and enjoying our beautiful surroundings.

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