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Coast Views from Route 1 to Big Sur

Road Trip: Driving California’s Highway 1 to the “End of the Road” at Big Sur’s Mud Creek Slide

Road Trips

It was a little over a year ago (that’s back in early 2017 depending on when you’ve stumbled on this post) that a series of winter storms wrecked havoc on stretch of Northern California’s Highway 1 around Big Sur. All told, something like a million tons of dirt and rock came down destroying bridges, road ways, and entirely altering the coast. Early on there were several slides and road closures but most of those have since been cleared with some…

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Mount St. Helens from Coldwater Trail

Dispatches from the weekend: Waterfalls, hot springs, sunset views, and snowy summits on a no sleep, 3 tanks of gas kind of weekend.

Travel Talk

I’ve always struggled with posting stories here rather than more specific articles like trail guides and gear reviews. However, as my adventures have grown over the years, I’ve come to realize that without the regular updates you’re only getting a small part of my world. So, as we roll into summer, I’ve decided to take a page from a few of my friend’s blog and try my hand at sharing the journey…  This weekend has had a little bit of everything. On one hand, it…

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Denver to Las Vegas: An Incredible, Week Long Road Trip Through the Southwest

Road Trips

From the mountain peaks of Colorado to rocky landscape of Utah and the deserts of Arizona, the American Southwest is home to endless sights and countless adventure opportunities. When it comes to exploring the region there’s really no way to experience it all quite like driving and the Southwest offers a truly epic road trip venue. Any time of year is fair game for a visit but if you’re up for a some real adventure, avoid the crowds by visiting in winter or early…

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Blizzak Winter Snow Tires

Gear Review: Bridgestone’s Blizzak Winter Snow Tires

Gear Reviews

Within weeks of moving to the Pacific Northwest I was hooked on the mountains and knew I would be making many pilgrimages out of the safety of my urban dwelling and into the snowy reaches of higher elevations come winter. Months later as the the temps started to drop, the thought of cold mornings putting on chains entered my head and I started to take a very serious look at winter tires trying to understand if they were all hype or a…

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Campground Fire

Skip the Hotel! Adventure Travelers Get to Sleep In Tents & Cars

Travel Talk

When I first started traveling the outdoors I would spend my days getting dirty in the mountains only to return to some local business hotel, sneak my muddy boots past the reception and crash for a few hours before doing it all again the next day. Even with a pile of points from my professional travels and a knack for finding deals (hello Priceline), the classy approach made my trips downright expensive. More than that, I was just wasting it. I’d never be in the…

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Staying Healthy & Fit on Your Travels

Travel Talk

If you’re lucky enough to travel often or just sneak away from the office for weekend mini-vacations, you know how easy it is to fall into bad habits as soon as you hit the road. Gas station snacks, long days of sitting still, the pressing desire to stop less & see more, tasty drinks at the end of the night, there’s just so much to drag you down while being so far from that usual routine. Some of this is probably actually…

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Dead Horse Point Views

One Day in Moab: Why Utah Should Be On Every Adventure Traveler’s List

Places to Visit

Last month I had the chance to make a “once in a lifetime” trip rafting down the Utah’s Cataract River for 3 amazing days. Before we headed out however, I had one lone day to spend in Moab which I had planned merely as wiggle room in case of travel delays and to get any last supplies, what a short sighted decision that was! You see while Moab may evoke thoughts of a small town surrounded by terrifyingly hot, desert…

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Why I Travel With Trip Insurance

Travel Talk

If you had asked me about travel insurance back when I first started traveling I probably would laughed and used the words “silly” and “waste” as I brushed you off. My opinion was rooted in the idea that other insurance covers enough and that whole risk versus reality thing, a simple assumption that stuck with me for years. But then I signed up for a Mount Rainier Guided climb where insurance was a requirement rather than a suggestion. Being a “savvy…

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Hilton Luau Show

Adventures in Hawaii: 14 of My Favorite Activities on the Big Island

Places to Visit

Hawaii aka the Big Island certainly is a far cry from the snowy mountains & winter travels I’ve been posting about but there is plenty of adventure to be had there any time of year; plenty of history to experience, and sights to see beyond just sitting out at the beach with a Piña Colada. Over my life I’ve been lucky to make many journeys to the Islands, Hawaii in particular, touring around the 4,000 sqm and visiting as many sights as I’ve been able…

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[Photo Tour] The Most Amazing Day Trip: Canada’s Icefields Parkway, Winter Style

Places to Visit Road Trips

In my years as a traveler, I’ve seen some truly breathtaking places and taken many amazing trips along the way but when I started driving down the Icefields Parkway a few days into my Canada road trip this winter, I knew the bar had been completely shattered. Stretching nearly 150 miles (232km per the official site), the Icefields Parkway is the direct route between the towns of Banff and Jasper, Alberta and cuts through the splendor of both national parks and showing off the literally dozens upon dozens of mountains, lakes…

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