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To hear my wife tell it, I present no shortage of difficulty when it comes to Christmas trees. She's probably right. Before our second Christmas I barnstormed with fury that we forget a tree and get ...
I'm not so naïve to think that others out there will agree with me that driving dirt roads is a lot of fun. Plenty of people find it meritless, no doubt, and I understand the criticisms. With the ...
Earlier this year, I put in a 16'x20' paver patio in my backyard with my own two hands and I was pretty proud of it. Apparently, that's chump change. You know what pro skater (and father of two) Bob ...
Created on Tue Sep 3, 2013
Very little is known about the safety of travel and exercise at high altitude for pregnant women. Who has the definitive answer for what types of exercise are safe during pregnancy, and where is the ...
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, man, talk about the trip of a lifetime. My wife and I did a 7-day backcountry backpack trip in Peru in 2005 that connected with the Inca Trail, ending at Machu ...
On July 25, 2010 we used a half a roll of clear tape to fashion an absurd sign on four pieces of 8.5"x11" paper and Sharpie'd across it a giant "WELCOME ANIA" then sat around Terminal 2 at Sky Harbor ...
You don't have to be all that offbeat to appreciate a Volkswagen Bus of any species.  Just a bit. The window from 1985 to 1992 in the life of the VW Vanagon was a particularly splendid one ...
Raising little girls is a lot of fun, and I only know that because I have two daughters. Mine are young still, the oldest is just 5 years old. In this age of the internet it is so easy to show them ...
What says "midlife crisis" like a new found interest in motorcycles, sports cars, or bombshell girlfriends? When my brother turned 40, all of a sudden he was into punishing his body. He was pulling ...
Along the road to progress, late 1980s maybe, the automotive industry decided the gas light was a clever thing to add to the dashboard. When the little red orb illuminates, you're supposed to feel ...
"I get up and go to work everyday, and I'm stoked." He may have been an inspiring professional skier of epic pioneering proportions, but Shane McConkey was much more, too. The charismatic, high-energy, ...
Created on Wed Aug 29, 2012
The festival-like thing that's known as Burning Man is happening right now through next Monday out in the barren lands of Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Aside from the usual question of what is Burning ...
Created on Mon Jul 2, 2012
If shoes make the outfit, the bag makes the woman, so they say. My wife once had a small vibrant hand-woven satchel made by Tibetan monks, and for reasons not entirely clear, she always appeared a ...
Created on Mon Apr 2, 2012
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Hello? Yes, hello there. Eyes down here please. You can't seem to stop staring at that Land Rover, can you? This is the Jelinksi family, Igor and Rachel and their three children Sarah, Charles, and ...
If there's a story that hits the bulls eye so sharply as Dr. Seuss's Oh, The Places You'll Go, we have yet to know what it is. The good doctor gave us a wonderful tale that outlines precisely what ...
... take his family of five through Africa, but as Jed from Campervan Culture tells us, the plans changed. The project was completed in 2010, including a shiny new 2.4 TD motor. It's almost a shame to put ...
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF24-105mm | Setting: f/4, 1/8, ISO 1600 As a nine-year old girl with big, brown, criminally beautiful eyes tells me you're not supposed to call people weird. They're "artsy." ...
Johnny Collinson is something else. In 2009, and at a mere 17 years old, he stood atop Mt. Everest as the youngest Westerner ever to do so. Obviously, he didn't just wake up one day, roll out of ...

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