Quetico for editing travel photos

I am always looking for tools to help make blogging easier. One of the biggest aspects of blogging is presenting photos both on my blog and on social media channels. Not being a professional photographer, I do not need anything too complex especially when posting a photo essay with 20-30 pictures. I need something quick […]

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Wisconsin River GoPro

Wisconsin River GoPro time lapse video

August has been a great month as I have been on my favorite river twice this month. I went on a Wisconsin River canoe and camping trip with my dad in early August and last weekend went on a similar trip with fellow guides from Friends of the Chicago River. Both trips were almost identical […]

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Panda Express orange chicken

Panda Express Food Truck Tour

I have only eaten at Panda Express one time in my life. The reason I ate there was due to convenience. Me and a friend were flying from Chicago to Trinidad & Tobago for Carnival 2012. We had a couple hour layover in Houston. We were starved after a turbulent three hour plus trip. Although […]

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North Branch of the Chicago River

Discovering unexpected Chicago River canoe adventure

Before I signed up as a Friends of the Chicago River volunteer canoe guide, there were only two sections of the Chicago River I had previously paddled. I had paddled into downtown from the north and from the south . Both of these trips were with the Leinenkugel’s Friendly Float. This year I have discovered […]

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Rock Cut State Park kayaking

Rock Cut State Park kayak rental

Rock Cut State Park in northern Illinois is one of the largest state parks in the state. I have been there several times for cross-country skiing and a couple times just to hike, but I have never taken advantage of the Rock Cut State Park kayak rental. Rock Cut State Park is a perfect camping […]

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Brown trout Colorado River

Colorado River fly fishing float trip adventure

The highlight of my long weekend in Vail, Colorado was a Colorado River fly fishing trip with Gore Creek Outfitters. I had never fly fished before, so I was not sure what to expect. I was afraid it might be too technical for me to get the hang of in one day, but that proved […]

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Incase selfie

Incase backpack perfect for global adventure

Recently I was invited by a fellow travel blogger to share which backpack I use and would recommend. He was then going to gather all of these tips as he had reached out to many travel bloggers and publish in one post. This list is definitely a great resource for those about to purchase a […]

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Stanley cooler

Stanley summer camping gear

When I think of summer camping gear, one of the first items I think of is a cooler. In the glaring sun, you have to have something that keeps food and beverages cold for more than just a couple of hours.  My favorite summer activity is canoeing and a cooler is one of the first […]

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Vail biking adventure

Vail biking adventure with GoPro

During the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, I was able to go for a Vail biking adventure. Those looking for a real biking adventure will find this post quite lame because we only cycled for about a half hour out of town and then back. The point was not to go on a crazy […]

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La Colina Lodge

La Colina Lodge in Monteverde

During our stay at the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica, we chose La Colina Lodge. It was a nice rustic place and only one kilometer from the entrance to the cloud forest. I definitely would recommend for at least one night although visitors may want to move closer to town after visiting Monteverde. Getting […]

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