Category: Travel

A weekend at Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Hiking amongst redwood trees is one of my favorite outdoor pastimes. These tall giants, growing up to 360 feet tall…

The Moab Trail Marathon

“Welcome to the world’s most beautiful trail race. At least in my opinion,” the voice of the confident female start…

Running the Boston Half Marathon

Of course it’s not the same as running the full marathon, but a good excuse to go to Boston. That, and catching up with a good friend of mine.

Riding the RBC GranFondo Whistler

“Look out for one another out there, especially under these conditions”, star-line announcer Phil Johnson had reminded the roughly 4000…

Backpacking Wrangell-St. Elias National Park with St. Elias Alpine Guides

“I can’t talk right now!” Kelly, a bush pilot for 37 years, barked over the PA system as Diane tried…

Running the Vancouver Half Marathon

A running event in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And only a two hour flight away. Sign me up already!

Joshua Tree National Park: The Desert Experience

I explored the state’s deep south this time. Which, in California, means the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park.

Running the NYC Half Marathon

Between skyscrapers and amidst frigid temperatures, a half marathon event was held.

Running a Half Marathon in Las Vegas

While California was haunted by a storm, I escaped the rain only to find myself on the Las Vegas Strip…

Hiking in Big Sur: Remnants of the Past

What happens when you decide to take a trail on a hike that is not really a trail? A regular hike turns into an epic adventure through the wilderness.

Running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon

Thousands of runners answered the invitation by the City of Angels to celebrate Halloween running-style. And I was in the midst of it.

Running the Chicago Marathon

I trained more or less diligently for 4 months in order to run 26.2 miles in a city a 4 hour flight away together with 38,000 other like-minded lunatics. Yes, I just completed my first marathon.

Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park with REI

I enjoyed my first trip with REI so much, that I decided to go for another one. This time, my sense for adventure took me to Colorado and the Rocky Mountain National Park for two nights of backpacking.

Cycling up Haleakalā

A bicycle. One of the most beautiful spots on earth. 35 miles. 10,000 feet of climbing. Feelings of pain and…