Wisconsin River Outings

Another canoe camping trip with Wisconsin River Outings

For the last three summers, the August highlight for me has been a weekend camping and canoeing trip with Wisconsin River Outings on the Wisconsin River. We enjoyed another beautiful weekend on this awesome river last weekend. The trip began on Friday with the road trip up and then a night camping in the river […]

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Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes outdoor adventures

I first discovered the Indiana Dunes in winter cross-country skiing. The experience made me yearn for more, so I realized I needed to visit more often for more Indiana Dunes outdoor adventures. I have lived up to this desire, and I have visited the Indiana Dunes in summer several times since that first day. This Sunday will […]

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Pro Packing Cubes

Pro packing cubes are handy organizers

My suitcase of choice is a backpack; however, I often use a duffel bag on road trips or on some plane trips. I just throw my stuff in the bag. While this makes for easy packing, it can end up making the trip a little frustrating at times when trying to find that one shirt […]

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Potawatomi State Park

Potawatomi State Park runcation

During a weekend getaway to Door County, I needed to focus on my Chicago Marathon training. I sea kayaked for most of the day the before and then headed to Green Bay. The next day I stuck around Door County, and I needed to do my first long run. I was thinking about driving all […]

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Moonlight app trip menu

Trip plan by the light of the Moonlight app

There is nothing more enthralling than the romantic glow of the moonlight. The experience of the world being lit up by the faint luminescence from celestial bodies can only be experienced when camping. One cannot get the same experience in the city. City lights drown out the effect. One way campers can get closer to this phenomenon is trip planning with […]

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Gadget Guard

Gadget Guard the alternative to the eye poke

Have you ever been on a plane, bus, train, and been afraid of wandering eyes next to you when looking at your iPhone or tablet? One options is to give those eyes the Three Stooges treatment with the good old eye poke. Moe would be proud, but the eye poke is not very nice, and who […]

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Big Shoulders

Chicago Marathon Big Shoulders Racing Team

The last time I ran the Chicago Marathon, I crossed my fingers and joined the lottery. Lucky for me, I won and got to run 26.2 miles. I was sure happy I won that contest. This year, I am leaving nothing to chance. I joined the Chicago Marathon Big Shoulders Racing Team. Related: Traveling Ted […]

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GoTicket bus and train search for the next U.S. adventure

America is in love with their automobiles, but this is a love that is not sustainable. Just about every other country I have traveled in has an extensive, inexpensive, and easy to use bus and train system from city-to-city. It is my preferred way to travel when in other countries. While in the U.S. though, […]

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Newport State Park Door County

Sea kayaking with Door County Adventure Center

I have been visiting the Door County Adventure center booth at Canoecopia for several years now. Each time I drop by, I talk to the owner Tim about coming up for a visit. Then it does not happen, and the cycle is repeated the next year. This past year at Canoecopia I did not actually […]

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Travel story

How to make your travel story a sure hit

Great photos elicit curiosity about a place or event. They give readers a glimpse of what is uniquely beautiful about the place and what makes it a must-see attraction. A travel story is better imagined through photos. This is why it is important that you learn about the rule of thirds (if you still haven’t). Shoot at […]

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