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My wife is the oldest of three siblings, so when her youngest brother settled into starting his Ph.D. earlier this year, I think that set off a small amount of anxiety in my father in-law. Not for ...
Taking an adventure trip down Mexico's finest 1000-mile peninsula defined by dirt roads, expansive desert, empty beaches, Suess-like boojum trees, lobster burritos and friendly culture is my kind ...
There are only certain types of folks who find great pleasure in driving long washboard roads in Mexico that end at barren crowd-free beaches. Fortunately, a few of them are my friends and we happen ...
Most of us, I suspect, made a choice to raise children. Even if you were, you know, surprised with the news of your pregnancy, you still brought your own flesh and blood into this world and discovered ...
Park rangers are not allowed to share their personal opinions on the issues at hand because they're federal employees. So the National Parks Conservation Association assembled this video using letters ...
If I had to chisel my bucket list down to three things, they'd be cycling across France, rafting the Colorado River, and climbing Devil's Tower. Devil's Tower is a 1200-foot-tall volcanic plug in ...
Just last week my six-year-old daughter asked to play on my wife's iPad in the final moments before bedtime. "Sure," I told her, "but just for ten minutes. What do you want to play, anyway?" She ...
Josh and Jessica have a young son, and they used to have a lot of stuff. According to their manifesto, that included some pretty normal things: a second car, a 72-inch TV, home theater system, dining ...
Created on Sun Sep 8, 2013
This cool short video is jammed with inspiring time lapse landscapes, gorgeous mountains, and fresh, wild air. If you listen to the narration penned by my friend Meghan Ward, an outdoorswoman, writer, ...
How many times have I been asked by single men if my wife has a sister? If I had a nickel for every shameless SOB . . . Yes indeed fellas, she has a sister. Like my wife, she's a 10 on a scale of ...
Hey, so how's this school year going? It's been a long, hot summer 'round these here parts and we didn't get out for some fun nearly as frequently as I think we should have. Our oldest daughter started ...
50 years ago this year, Jim Whittaker made history as the first American to summit Mount Everest. 50 years. He's now 84 years old and having coined the saying, "If you aren't living on the edge, you ...
Created on Sun May 26, 2013
I could probably count on my hands the number of times I've stopped to watch the full moon rise over the horizon. Now that I've seen this beautiful capture of the full moon, I must admit . . .
The best places to roll out the sleeping bag, cook a meal, cuddle with your sweetie and gaze at the stars are rarely easy to get to. Rightly so. I'm a believer in the yin and the yang, that there ...
  My oldest daughter, Chloe, is 5 years old and bonkers about My Little Pony. And I'm not. One night last fall I fed my newborn baby daughter a bottle around the time Chloe was supposed to be ...
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 ...
In September of 2012, we brought home a fresh-out-of-the-ovenbaby girl. In the months since, I've really caught up on my television in the funkiest hours of the day. You wouldn't believe how many ...
Created on Wed Apr 3, 2013
Photo by NASA It's no wonder:while bike riding with my daughter one evening at dusk that she hollered at me, "Look at the moon!" It's fascinated humans since the dawn of it all, evidenced in thousands ...
If you didn't know it already, comet Pan-STARRS recently became visible to the naked eye if you're in the northern hemisphere and watching the western sky just after sunset. Dan Finnerty grabbed this ...

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