United States, Work Travel Life, Wyoming

Workin’ my way around Wyoming – the bright side of work travel in this wonderful place!

To take my own spin on Dagobert Runes' quote, "People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home," replace the second people with places - it's amazing how far people will travel to see things that they can see in their own backyards.  I'm guilty of this,… Continue reading Workin’ my way around Wyoming – the bright side of work travel in this wonderful place!

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Colorado, Microadventures

March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon

  Microadventure: National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys, made this his thesis for life. He believed that capitalizing on small, close-to-home adventures was not only fun, but healthy for the explorer in all of us. Or as Alastair says, adventures that are “small and achievable, for normal people with real lives.”  Just get out… Continue reading March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon

Microadventures, Wyoming

January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo

What's a microadventure?  A microadventure is a short bit of adventure that is done close to home.  The concept has been popularized by Alastair Humphreys, who frames it around the idea of being "small and achievable, for normal people with real lives" and with sleeping overnight outdoors.  It doesn't require airfare, or long road trips, specialized… Continue reading January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo

Hiking, Iceland

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 17: Reynisfjara, a taste of Fimmvörðuháls, and all the waterfalls!

September 17, 2018 With all the rain the night before, I was scared to open my eyes in the morning in Vík, as I didn't want rain on our final day in the wilds of Iceland.  Once I pried them open, I realized I didn't hear rain, and that there was blue sky! Today had… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 17: Reynisfjara, a taste of Fimmvörðuháls, and all the waterfalls!

Hiking, Iceland

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 16: Hiking in Skaftafell, Fjaðrárgljúfur, and Vík

September 16, 2018 Somehow I appeased the elves, and we awoke to drier weather after dealing with rain most of the previous day.  Woohoo, we could finally see the scenery around us! We ate and packed up and headed out of Svínafell with Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park as our destination for the morning to… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 16: Hiking in Skaftafell, Fjaðrárgljúfur, and Vík

Hiking, Iceland

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 14: The Incredible Eastfjords

Iceland Day 14 - September 14, 2018 1°C (about 34°F) weather and freshly fallen snow on the mountains greeted us in the morning in Seydisfjörður.  Our coldest night in Iceland, and a good reminder that winter is rapidly on its way when you're at 65°N. After breakfast and piling on the clothes, we headed back up… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 14: The Incredible Eastfjords

Hiking, Iceland

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 12: Into the Northeast aka The End of the World

Iceland Day 12 - September 12, 2018 If the evening of Day 6 was dedicated to going "into the wild" in the very much wild Westfjords, than Day 12 can be summarized as going "to the end of the world" as we'd travel from the Mývatn area to the tippy top of Iceland in the… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 12: Into the Northeast aka The End of the World