Month: September 2016

Testing an Inflatable SUP

I’ve been a kayaker for 13 years or so. As a kid, I grew up on a lake and once I had moved out of my parent’s house and no longer had a boat I needed a way to get back on the water. Over the years I bought 2 kayaks, one for the lake […] Read more…

Your International Mountain Guide

Meet Raymond. You arrive at the park entrance center on your international vacation hoping to do some mountain climbing before you fly home.  The park headquarters just assigned Raymond to be your guide on a 3-day expedition to summit the most technical mountain climb in the Philippines. He does not speak English. Do you trust […] Read more…

5 Must Visit Destinations for Fall

Labor Day has passed and fall is in the air. For us outdoors lovers, that means prime camping season is in full swing. As temperatures start to fall, the dirt hardens, the rock dries out and those pesky bugs finally start to go away. The fall season is the optimal season for camping for a […] Read more…

Enjoying a Layover in Iceland

Returning from a hiking trip in Europe, my mother and I recently took advantage of a two-day stopover in Iceland.   While two nights wasn’t nearly long enough to get an adequate look at everything Iceland has to offer, it was all the time I had before I needed to return to the  US for work […] Read more…