Category Archives: Adventures

Planning the Big Picture so You Can Have Fun and Not Die

I think we can all agree that a successful adventure does not include helicopters and body bags. Preferably, no hospital involvement either. So how do you avoid that disaster scenario? Even better, how do you have a trip that isn’t … Continue reading

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Breaking News! New Type 2 Fun Adventure!

I have nothing against Type 1 Fun. I love naps, watching Pixar movies, or beers with friends. I’m writing this in bed with Pigeon curled up in my lap.  Type 2 fun is where it’s at. Will and I are … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Hurt – Six Ways to Prepare Your Body For Adventure

Check out the article I wrote for Garage Grown Gear! What can you do to prepare your body for adventure?  1️⃣ Build Gradually – Do something, but less is better than too much.  2️⃣ Train Specifically –  Do or mimic the … Continue reading

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Stick Bathing

Part one of our 2021 winter adventure starts with Not Hot. I may be biased, but I highly recommend it. An entirely different experience from traveling on the ice, was our regular stick baths. If Japanese forest bathing is like … Continue reading

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Not Hot

I confess. This is the first winter camping trip where we didn’t camp. I’ve never been so tested on how many times our adventure plans could change.  Original plans went 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.   Then became 2, 3, … Continue reading

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A Very Dirty Honeymoon

“Again! Again! Let’s do that again!” I can see my inner child hopping, clapping, squealing with glee.  That inner child keeps popping into my thoughts while reflecting on our honeymoon eight years ago. It wasn’t a “normal” honeymoon. It was … Continue reading

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5 Winter Camping Lessons

As Will and I are getting ready for our ninth winter camping adventure in mid February, I should share a story from once upon a time…  In February 2020, right before the end of the world as we knew it. … Continue reading

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F*ing Weirdest Hardest Easiest Adventure

It would have been a good day for anything else. I could have spent the day ticking off the endless overwhelming tasks of the self-employed. Or considering we’re eight months into the pandemic; it would have been a good day … Continue reading

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Personal Urban Ultra Challenge

I’m doing this big thing tomorrow! Well, it’s quite a bit smaller than the REALLY BIG thing I want to do. I suppose it’ll take about as long as my Ironman Triathlon I did in 2015, and that’s a big … Continue reading

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Camping feels good: 4 reasons and advice

Life feels complicated and the world is going to hell in a handbasket. It’s so easy to despair. Why does camping make me feel better?

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