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Shark Encounter on Henderson Island

Shark Encounter on Henderson Island

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Henderson Island—a makatea, which means raised coral island—is in the middle of the South Pacific. Although we were restricted from exploring the island’s interior, the excitement stopping here, checking out the beach for both birds and plastic, and surfing a reef in the middle of nowhere filled me with nervous excitement.

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Sagebrush and Sheep

Sagebrush and Sheep

| October 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

I crossed seven states in 10 days, visited friends, congratulated a couple on their beautiful wedding, and saw some amazing places along the way. When I finally parked my vehicle for good, I looked up and saw I made it back to Colorado just in time to watch the sunset.

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Rapa Nui to Tahiti

Rapa Nui to Tahiti

| September 29, 2011 | 9 Comments

The deep blue on the horizon beckoned me as I searched for another island in the distance. Stepping onto the ground felt like walking straight off the last page of great novel and into a place in my life that will forever be marked as before and after. Before I sailed the Pacific.

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Cornfields and Cows

Cornfields and Cows

| September 28, 2011 | 4 Comments

I recently took a road trip. This road trip was the longest I have done solo. For the first leg, I drove east of Colorado, thru Nebraska, to Des Moines, where I headed north to Minneapolis. It would end up being about 900 miles and 13 hours.

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Paragliding in Aspen

Paragliding in Aspen

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m running hard and barely moving. The drag of a glider, the awkward tangle of a harness, and the weight of the pilot yoked in behind me hold me back. I dig my toes into the mountain side, push off with each giant stride, and soon my legs are kicking in the air instead of pawing at the ground.

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Imagine Ethiopia 2011 Update

Imagine Ethiopia 2011 Update

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Vancouver-based charitable organization, imagine1day, launched their second annual Imagine Ethiopia trip: a two-week adventure that takes participants on a daily exploration of the best that Ethiopia has to offer. Now, another trip is in the works.

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Hudson Bay Bound part 2

Hudson Bay Bound part 2

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

We’re in Winnipeg, Manitoba, getting ready to paddle Lake Winnipeg and head into the Canadian wilderness. We are almost done with the Red River since we paddled the last 100 miles in a 20-hour stretch—even paddling overnight—to avoid wind and get here quickly. We’ve still been meeting people who live on the river, and, since it’s a record flood year, most can’t believe that we are able to paddle.

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Swimming With the Sharks… Um, Fishes

Swimming With the Sharks… Um, Fishes

| June 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

The only rule for swimming with whale sharks: Do not touch them, especially their tails. I learned the importance of this rule that protects not only us but also the fish when I swam alongside them off the coast of Isla Mujeres last July.

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Teaching Abroad in South Korea

Teaching Abroad in South Korea

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the world where soju flows like water and where people dress in couple wear and have no shame of what is exactly on their mind, even if it slightly offends you. I have been in Ulsan, South Korea for seven months now. I didn’t realize what I signed up for when I decided to teach abroad, but I can say that it’s different, it’s challenging, it’s horrible, and it’s amazing. I do not regret any single thing that I have done thus far here in “Soko.”

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23 Feet

23 Feet

| May 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Last July, we packed into a 1970 Airstream and hit the road. Our goal was to produce a short adventure film about people living simply in order to pursue their outdoor passions.

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Destination: Alaska, Maine, Michigan

Destination: Alaska, Maine, Michigan

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Worthwhile destinations for those with time, money, or energy to spare.

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On the Move

On the Move

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Action-packed sightseeing in the world’s most engaging eco-systems.

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