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Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon

Exclusive unique GoPro video from the Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon

Yesterday marked the 40th running of the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon in Hayward, Wisconsin.  Over 10,000 participants skied the combined four races that make up this great event. With a 54 kilometer course running through the northwoods of Wisconsin from Cable to Hayward, it is an event that is hard for media to adequately […]

Trinidad & Tobago

Five OMG adventure travel experiences from 2012

2012 has been a great year with many adventure travel experiences having me yell “Oh my god.” I have visited three foreign countries, a couple of national parks, skied cross-country ski trails, and canoed many rivers.  Of those experiences, here are the top five from 2012. It was a difficult choice and even the most […]

Lake Kawnipi Quetico

Capturing the color of my world

Twice in one day I was tagged by two awesome travel bloggers for the Travel capture the color contest. A big thank you goes out to Leigh, from Hike Bike Travel, and Leah, from Leah’s travels for the nominations. Being from Chicago, when I first heard the capture the color contest, I immediately thought […]

Mt. Rushmore

A visit to Mt. Rushmore to cool off the scorching hot 4th of July

Temperatures around the United States have absolutely been scorching and the forecast here in Chicago calls for more of the same. Temperature and humidity levels look to be approaching 100 respectively. In honor of the 4th of July, this post features a trip to the iconic Mt. Rushmore, where I visited two founding fathers and […]