Tag: Adventures

Sahara Desert Camel Trek – Sand Mountains, Music, The Milky Way and a Sore Bottom

Riding a camel is no joke. We were about 15 minutes into our hour long trek out to the Berber camp and it was becoming clear that this was going to be an uncomfortable experience. Perhaps it’s like the monkey bars; they rip your…

Iceland in Poems, Part One

Stefán and the Land Rover In Reykjavík there lives a man Who shows visitors all that he can His Land Rover’s a beast With no cares in the least About snow or ice or black sand   The Land Rover held three Brett, Stefán and me…

Indoor Skydiving: One of the Most Fun Things You’ll Do All Year

The days are getting shorter and the mercury is falling. If you’re not a fan of outdoor winter activities (or even if you are!) and are looking for a fun, exciting thing to do on a cold day, indoor skydiving might be just the…

Total Solar Eclipse; Words Fail

I’ve never really been into Astronomy. Sure, I enjoy a starry sky, a full moon, and Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills and Nash, but Orion and the Big Dipper are as far as my constellation knowledge goes and we’ve broken out our telescope twice…

Straight Dorsal Fins are a Really Beautiful Thing

When I was planning our time in Friday Harbor, Washington, I had no idea that it would turn out to be one of the very best days in all our lives, because there was actually a whole lot that could have gone wrong. We…

It’s Not All Fun(icular) and Games on the Incline, But…

If you look to the west in Manitou Springs, Colorado you will see a long gash in the side of the mountain, running from its base to its summit. It’s a perfectly straight scar, bisecting the forest into north and south sections, and if…

Traveling the Iron Road

What do World War I, the Dolomites in Italy, and Telluride, Colorado have in common? The iron road aka via ferrata. I didn’t know what a via ferrata was and had never even heard the term before our German exchange student introduced it to…

To Hike 14ers, or Not to Hike 14ers: That is the Question

  I was in trouble. Why had I thought I could do this? I could hardly keep my eyes open and the urge to lie down and go to sleep was almost unbearable. I couldn’t breathe. Ten steps, rest. Then five steps, rest. Counting…

Questival, For the Young and Young at Heart

  When my BFF called and asked if we’d like to register as a team with them for Questival, I said sure! I had never heard of it and when I watched the promotional video it looked very intriguing.  As I read more, I…