It looks like I have an amazing winter coming up! It’s going to involve a lot of snowboarding, writing, photography, and, um, did I mention snowboarding? I was so stoked that I went out and bought a whole new snowboarding setup. Continue Reading →
In an age where outdoors experiences have become commodities to sell, top ten lists comprise one third of magazine articles, and a large proportion of climbers refer to themselves as peakbaggers, implying that once a mountain has been summited there’s no reason to climb it again, it’s easy to forget that the ‘best’ or ‘highest’ peaks do not necessarily result in the best experiences. Continue Reading →
Jade Mountain is said to be the tallest mountain in East Asia. Not everyone agrees on that, but that doesn’t matter. It’s still really tall — 3952m to be exact. Continue Reading →
There’s no formula to becoming a travel writer — especially a freelance travel writer. Everyone arrives at this job by a different path. Whenever I’m at a conference I make a point of asking people how they how they ended up in this line of work. The answers vary widely. Continue Reading →
I skied or snowboarded pretty much every weekend all winter long from when I was three until I was 18. I even got my snowboard instructor’s certificate. Then, I moved out, started working, went to University, and moved to Asia. I haven’t had a full season of snowboarding since. Continue Reading →
I’ve been working on a story about outdoors adventures near Taipei, one section of which focusses on mountain biking in the city. Most people don’t realize that Taipei is pretty outdoorsy city and has several mountains within the city limits. There is some great mountain biking in the Beitou District and Yangmingshan National Park. Continue Reading →
Yesterday an interesting item popped up in my Facebook feed. It was a link to the website for the Utah Undie Run. Emilie and I had just moved to Salt Lake City and our friend Danielle had come to visit. I thought it would be fun for us to do so I suggested it.
Not being the types to go parading around in their undies in front of large crowds, I was surprised that they agreed.
So, yesterday at around 5pm we stripped down and headed to the Salt Lake City Public Library where the event was to going to start.