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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 ...
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 ...
Iffy territory this music thing. Good chance you and I don't exactly share the same taste. So let me put it like this: singer and song writer David Wilcox handles the stage all by himself with ...
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 ...
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 ...
At first, you think there's absolutely nothing to do at these little seaside fishing villages on certain empty stretches on the coast of Mexico. In one sense, you're right. No restaurants, no stores, ...
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 ...
It's hard to say what makes this short film so captivating. The high contrast black and white? Lack of dialog? Or the choice of song, the gentle and pensive After the Storm by Mumford and Sons? Give ...
It's easy to assume anyone on a long-term trip around the world is just a trustafarian; living on the good tidings of a wealthy relative and lacking appreciation for real work. But I know better. ...
Created on Mon Aug 27, 2012
The earth is round and the great discoveries, crossings, and formidable pioneering efforts on the planet have all been ticked off the list by countless predecessors. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't ...
Could there possibly be a happier time in life than the honeymoon? My wife and I were waiting in line in the general store at the Grand Canyon North Rim just a couple of months after getting hitched. ...
Every time I take a road trip to southern Utah, it just gets better and better. The vast expanses of incomprehensible crimson sandstone landscape seemingly hide and surprise with endless opportunities ...
Created on Mon Jun 25, 2012
Somewhere out there is an ocean. Somewhere. It's one of the blessings of old friends, writes Ralph Waldo Emerson, that you can afford to be stupid with them. Every couple of months we do a movie night ...
Every once in a while, I have to usurp your screen for a moment with a run down of the antics of a short but exceptionally fun adventure trip I take, sadly, without my family. Complex schedules affect ...
Created on Mon May 7, 2012
Since my house burned down I now own a better view of the rising moon — Mizuta Masahide, Japanese poet Almost five years ago when my daughter was just a newborn baby, I, like all new dads cast ...
Like it always goes, my wife and I spent over an hour packing things up after spending a few nights on the beach outside of Puerto Peñasco. But this time, we had it all dialed in, amazingly with space ...
The other night we ate dinner across from a theater and saw an ad for the movie Madagascar 3, and for a strange singular moment I was thrilled. And then I couldn't believe it, couldn't believe how ...
In 2008, when National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine raved, "Coolest. Camper. Ever. The SylvanSport GO is the camp trailer for people who've never even thought about camp trailers," the folks at SylvanSport ...
Simpson Desert from Gavin Rawlings on Vimeo. When Gavin Rawlings was 9 years old, he picked up a camera and the mystery of motion picture mesmerized the Australian for years. That's good, because ...

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