Posts tagged "Adventure"
Fly, Fly Away: 2017 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Fly, Fly Away: 2017 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Picture floating peacefully above the city of Albuquerque during the calm wee hours of the morning with the Sandia Mountains and one of those famous New Mexico sunrises as a backdrop and you can begin to imagine why droves of visitors annually descend upon sleepy Albuquerque to attend the city’s annual International Hot Air Balloon...
Austin | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 3

Austin | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 3

The final chapter of our Lone Star State trek finds us in Austin (aka Hipsterville). Austin On the second to last day of our journey across Texas, we zipped into Austin and made a beeline to Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. O ye of little faith who thought this trip could possibly end without a spot...
Houston | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 2

Houston | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 2

On day 4 our Lone Star State road trip took us to Houston. Houston If Dallas hadn’t beat them to the punch, it occurs to me that Houston might have just as easily adopted the tagline “Big Things Happen Here” as well because let there be no doubt that Houston is certainly big. The city,...
Skydiving in Costa Brava (Video)

Skydiving in Costa Brava (Video)

There is perhaps no better view of Costa Brava than the one you get from 10,000 feet.
Rollin’ on a L.A. River

Rollin’ on a L.A. River

Life is filled with defining moments and few weeks ago I had one of my own as I stared down a challenge to kayak the L.A. River with steely determination. Okay, so that’s a bit dramatic. There wasn’t actually a stare down or determination with any kind of mettle. And it wasn’t so much a...
Home, Home on the Ranch—Tanque Verde Ranch, That Is

Home, Home on the Ranch—Tanque Verde Ranch, That Is

The Tale of an Unlikely Cowboy “How do I manage to get myself into these predicaments?” That was pretty much the totality of my thoughts for at least five full minutes on the afternoon I arrived at the Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. I mean, I’m as up for an adventure as the next...
The Spirit of Sedona

The Spirit of Sedona

Talk to anyone who has ever visited Sedona and one of the first things they will likely tell you about is the ‘energy’ and ‘spirituality’ of the unassuming town that has become one of the most celebrated destinations for relaxation in the United States. Being a natural skeptic, I had my doubts about the claims,...
A Night at the ICEHOTEL

A Night at the ICEHOTEL

When I decided to visit ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. That is to say, I understood the concept of ICEHOTEL in theory, but the practical implications of an overnight stay in a hotel constructed entirely of ice and snow, situated in a village with barely...
Mexico Rediscovered: Whale-watching in Magdalena Bay -- Wait, What?

Mexico Rediscovered: Whale-watching in Magdalena Bay — Wait, What?

After a stay at the comfortably lovely Costa Baja Resort in La Paz, Mexico, I packed my bags at the ass-crack of dawn and set out on a four-hour drive to Magdalena Bay to float amongst the whales. Yep, you read that right, and no, it was not to my thinking an ideal beginning to...
It’s A Coppola Life

It’s A Coppola Life

Francis Ford Coppola has brought absolute magic to the big screen with iconic films like American Graffiti, The Godfather Trilogy, Dracula and Apocalypse Now. He has likewise bottled magic in the form of the more than 40 wines produced at his state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Sonoma County.So is it a shocker that a visit to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery...