Alajuela Backpackers

Alajuela Backpackers Hostel #sunsetsunday

Alajuela Backpackers Hostel is the place to enter and leave Costa Rica and more My favorite place to stay when I enter and leave Costa Rica is Alajuela Backpackers Hostel. It is only five minutes away from the Juan Santamaria Airport. They provide a free shuttle from the airport, but you need to contact them […]

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Ironheart Foundation and Live on. Give on.

Running and finishing the Chicago Marathon made me realize how lucky I am to have my health Last year I ran the Chicago Marathon, which was my first effort in the grueling 26.2 mile course. I had participated in two cross-country ski marathons previous to this and have since competed in two more. I enjoy […]

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Victor I.N.O.X

Victor I.N.O.X. watch is made to last

Durability is key for an adventure travel watch The most important criteria for the utility of an adventure travel product is durability. If something is handy and it cannot handle the rigors of outdoor use, then it is not worth the investment. Many people travel to leave the stress of time constraints behind, but Father […]

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Great Bear Chase

5 reasons to ski the Great Bear Chase

There are other races besides the American Birkebeiner The winter season is officially upon us. Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula have experienced enough snow to begin cross-country skiing. These two places along with Northern Minnesota offer some of the best terrain for cross-country skiing in the U.S. It is no surprise that the UP […]

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Nine Mile Recreation Area

Cross-country skiing Nine Mile Recreation Area

Post Birkie wind down at Nine Mile Recreation Area Every year I like to wind down from the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski Marathon with a relaxing day in the woods just enjoying the sport. No more worry about splits, about hydration, snow conditions, wave start times, and being in peak condition. This day is all […]

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Grand Portal Point Pictured Rocks

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore rocks photo essay

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore In previous posts about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, I have concentrated on the other aspects about the park besides the beautiful cliffs. I have posted a fall foliage photo essay, a post highlighting the other features including a lighthouse, forest, and amazing sand dunes, and two posts about the waterfalls. Lets […]

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Hurtigruten Norway adventure

Hurtigruten Norway adventure voyages a winter bucket list

Norway home to great winter adventure One of my favorite winter adventures is cross-country or Nordic skiing and the homeland for this activity is Norway. I therefore feel a natural pull to the homeland of my favorite winter activity during the snowy season. Although Nordic skiing would be my primary reason to visit Norway in […]

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Bako bearded pig

Bako bearded pig #Movember photo essay

The bearded pig of Bako growing that beard even in December Never taken part in #Movember I have never participated first hand in #Movember. For those that do not know what it is, this is when guys do not shave for the whole month of November to raise awareness to men’s health. Last year I […]

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Sturgeon Slough

Hiking Sturgeon Slough is just golden

Searching for a hike in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin While on a road trip in the Driftless Region in Wisconsin, I was itching to go for a walk on such a beautiful fall day. I entered the town of Prairie Du Chien, which is located at the confluence of the Wisconsin River and the Mississippi […]

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5 Medieval Spanish Towns - Albarracin, Spain

5 Medieval Spanish Towns and Villages That You Shouldn’t Miss

5 Medieval Spanish Towns and Villages That You Shouldn’t Miss The Middle Ages were a period of war and upheaval throughout Europe. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) was ruled by Germanic Visigoths before being invaded by the Moors from North Africa. There then followed nearly a thousand […]

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