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Don’t Forget Your Backyard

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 →


How I Became a Travel Writer

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 →


How I Saved $500 on A New Snowboarding Setup

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’m a World Record Holder Thanks to the Utah Undie Run

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.

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We’re ready to run in our undies!

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