Camping, Canada, Hiking, Québec, Waterfalls

48 Hours of Québec

It was pretty simple:  there's no way we could go to New Hampshire and Vermont and NOT go into Canada.  Neither Kubo nor I have been anywhere in Canada, and this was the perfect chance to do it relatively easy.  Like most of our plans, a simple idea of just visiting for a few hours… Continue reading 48 Hours of Québec

Activities, Hiking, United States, Wyoming

Throwback Thursday: Understanding in a plane crash on Medicine Bow Peak

I originally published this post June 2012 on my cycling blog.  Decided to dig it out of the archives to share again with very minor edits!  Because 7 years have passed, there could be some big changes to the crash site thanks to snow, weather, time, and humans.     For some background... Flight 409 crashed… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Understanding in a plane crash on Medicine Bow Peak

Pennsylvania, United States

Throwback Thursday: Exploring the town burning from below – Centralia, PA

I originally wrote this blog in July 2013 after visiting Centralia, PA on my way to a mountain bike race in Allentown on my cycling blog.  I decided it needed to come out of the archives as it is a unique roadside attraction to visit if you're in the area!   A few months ago Matt… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Exploring the town burning from below – Centralia, PA

Europe, Iceland

Iceland in September – A round up of all the things you’re probably wondering, and a few you haven’t thought of

Probably one of the most asked questions in travel groups is "When should I go to Iceland?"  And like with most subjects, everyone has their opinion... so here's mine about September! September in Iceland is often referred to as a "shoulder season," meaning that the peak of tourists has waned, prices have dropped, but it's… Continue reading Iceland in September – A round up of all the things you’re probably wondering, and a few you haven’t thought of

Georgia, United States, Work Travel Life

Hahn Woods & Lullwater Preserve – my bit of nature in Atlanta

My job takes me to Atlanta, Georgia, fairly regularly, which usually means I'm tucked away in some chilly, air-conditioned hotel conference center in the middle of cement and shopping malls.  When I'm especially lucky, however, I am in meetings at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and staying on Emory University campus at their hotel.… Continue reading Hahn Woods & Lullwater Preserve – my bit of nature in Atlanta

Camping, Hot Springs, United States, Wyoming

Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 4: Thermopolis and Kcymaerxthaere

"Do I really need my job, and do we really need to go home?" That was the theme of my morning as I struggled to wake up on the final morning of our Bighorn Mountains adventure.  Y'all, I really struggled with getting up on this morning!  Kubo jumped up, started preparing some coffee and sandwiches… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 4: Thermopolis and Kcymaerxthaere

Camping, Hiking, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming

Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 3: Porcupine Falls and Bighorn Medicine Wheel

Nothing like fresh mountain air to lure one out of bed on a Saturday morning in the Bighorns!  Kubo and I cooked up some breakfast and coffee, and prepared for the day's adventures.  The previous night we watched headlights switchbacking up the mountain by our campsite, so we figured we needed to check out the… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 3: Porcupine Falls and Bighorn Medicine Wheel