Category Archives: Adventure Travel

Happy 2764th Birthday Rome!

One of my favorite European cities has a birthday today. According to legend, the twin brothers Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Following the murder of Remus, Romulus became the first king of Rome. The traditional date of … Continue reading

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Casa Amarilla: Antigua, Guatemala

No matter how many ‘nice’ hotels I stay at during my travels there is something about hostels that makes me feel at home in whatever country I might be resting my head at night. The Casa Amarilla is one fine … Continue reading

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Earning your ‘C’ card in Santa Rosa, NM

So you want to get scuba certified huh? Well come along on a recent weekend road trip to Santa Rosa, NM where the famous Blue Hole has been the starting point for hundreds of diver certifications each year. This trip … Continue reading

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Climbing in the Bugaboos

Recently a good friend and climbing partner was in Canada climbing in the Bugaboos. His video of beautifully captures one of the reasons why we climb. Enjoy.

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Market Day in Antigua

Saturday is market day in Antigua, Guatemala.  While the marketplace, or mercado, is open all week the number of vendors—selling their crops, livestock or wares—increases one day a week.  Most markets in Latin America have a day that is the … Continue reading

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A Busker Family in Antigua

My time in Guatemala has been brief but rewarding. Until I have time to sort through pictures and get caught up with work etc. I leave you this taste of Antigua. And yes those are turtle shells being used as … Continue reading

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Gone South for the Fourth

Antigua, Guatemala can best be described as a city robed in decaying elegance. Its golden days as a capital of the Spanish Empire in the New World are far behind it. The old cobblestone streets provide a self imposed speed … Continue reading

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At the End of my Rope…

…or rubber band might be more accurate and also boring as a title. Boing This past weekend found me back east again but not for anything as rigorous as a 77 mile race.  Lots of eating and visiting were on the … Continue reading

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Hotel van Onna: Charm on a Budget When in Amsterdam

If you want a 5-star experience then do not stay here.  If you want value for your money and a quiet hotel away from the Red Light district then Hotel van Onna is a great choice.    Street Sign   … Continue reading

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WayPoint Namibia: Adventure and Culture in Africa

A friend of mine, Majka, has been pursuing her passions by integrating writing and climbing for many years.  Her latest project evolved out of this synergy into video.  Her 30 minute documentary was recently released and has been well received … Continue reading

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