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Turkey natural beauty

Turkey’s Natural Beauty

Wherever you go on holiday natural beauty is often a major factor. If a destination is missing the allure of nature it could reduce the satisfaction of the whole vacation. Some countries do a better job at conserving and maintaining the local nature. Turkey has managed to balance the wonders of nature and history with […]

GoPro account

GoPro-action-pictures and videos from the American Birkebeiner

After a year hiatus thanks to last year’s cancellation due to an unseasonable warming spell, the American Birkebeiner Cross-country ski Marathon (the Birkie) was back. I completed my fifth Birkie this year. Below are GoPro action pictures and videos from my adventure with a Hero5 black attached via the head mount. Very few GoPros on […]

Bold Coast

Camping along Maine’s beautiful Bold Coast

When doing research for Acadia National Park, I was disappointed that no backcountry camping was allowed in the park. Overnight backpacking is my preferred method for lodging and exploring a park. I can see why since Mt. Dessert Island is small, and Acadia receives hordes of visitors each year. If they allowed backpacking, it would […]

Wisconsin cross-country ski trails

Five best non-Birkie Wisconsin cross-country ski trails

The American Birkebeiner (Birkie) is of course king when it comes to Wisconsin cross-country ski trails. It is hard to beat a 55 kilometer trail traversing through the Wisconsin northwoods. However, the state boasts an incredible network of skiing trails. I have been skiing in Wisconsin for over 30 years, and I am still finding […]

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

A GoPro canoeing adventure on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park to protect a river system. One paddle stroke on the Current or Jack’s Fork, and you will understand why. The rivers are spring fed with crystal clear water, hundred foot limestone cliffs hover beautifully over the river, and forested hills roll away in the distance […]

Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Chicago Travel & Adventure Show to plan your next trip

This year the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show comes to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on February 10 and 11. It is a great opportunity to get ideas and inspiration for your next adventure and to get information from local tourist bureaus, adventure companies, and lodging groups. I have been attending for several years […]

Pike Trail Pocket Blanket

Pike Trail Pocket Blanket review

Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to try out the Pike Trail Pocket Blanket during a cross-country skiing trip. The product is something I would be more inclined to use hiking, but I am done with backpacking for the season. By taking it with me skiing, I could definitely see the usefulness of the […]