Honeymoon Bus

Thanks to Jason and Allie Hopper for allowing me to repost this journey from their honeymoon adventure. This, like the last post, is a repost from thesamba.com recounting LadyFriend®’s and my honeymoon this past summer. It was written while on the road and will be posted here in...

What Is Adventure?

It’s been almost a month since we launched Expedition Underground, and now—more than ever—I ask myself the question, ‘what is adventure?’   I thought I knew, but I’m not so sure anymore. There’s the standard definition: an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks....

The Maine Life

The cliffs and ocean of Portland, Maine hold many stories.  Hard working fisherman wake up at 4am to haul traps by hand, from sunrise to sunset.  The long, cold winters expose the fishing crews to much danger, the sight of shipwrecks in the freezing waves a permanent reminder. But  on Sundays the fisherman get a break, for on that day fishing is illegal–it’s God’s day.  All these stories came to mind as I walked the docks in late Spring, taking pictures of the boats and the cliffs where the Portland Headlight warns fishermen of the rugged shore. In Portland, winter is bitter and spring is rainy, but summer is...

Along The Riverbank

Cradled in the calm of spring, the sounds of the rising river move me. Savoring the grasses, wildflowers and honeysuckle that encircle me, I look out over the field and begin breathing again. I cross the lush green and enter into a small entrance encouraged by redirecting branches and vines. A...

Rushmore

A breeze wrapped the flag around its post.  In that warm summer afternoon only the tips fluttered back and forth and the wire clanked against the metal pole holding it in the air. Other flags waved around, but this one hung up there, red, white, and blue. “They’re smaller than I...

Teva Mountain Games

Sometimes one word is all you need.  In this case, you can find it on the bottom of a shoe. Slacklining at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, CO.   A glimpse into the twilight slopestyle mountain bike jam.  Athletes, musicians, and fans gathered to party in the mountains and show why...