Seattle is known for many things. It’s mountains, it’s coffee, and especially it’s thriving and unique music scene. It was the Pacific Northwest that bred the great bands of the 90’s, but the city lends itself to an eclectic and unique breed of talent that uses homemade instruments to revive and continue older and traditional songwriting styles. […]Read more "And Now For Something Different: Folklife Festival"
I’m finally back, and I finally re-found the motivation to give this site the attention that it deserves. Admittedly the last few weeks have not yielded my most productive blogging time, and the transition from Miami to Seattle has had it’s rough patches. Things are starting to clear up and I don’t have any excuses […]Read more "Coming Together: Seattle So Far"
I am a constant, ceaseless, and sudden traveller. I like planning trips on a whim, I don’t like to wait too long between ideas and action, and if I see an opportunity i’ll take it at any cost. My recent jaunt through the Northwest from conception to execution was planned out in the span of a few […]Read more "Travel Cheap and Travel Often: The Laws to Traveling On A Whim"
It’s that time of year again! For one week, all 397 National Parks across the United States are absolutely free from April 21-April 29. With free entrance it opens a host of options to hikers, campers, and climbers alike, as well as an opportunity to inspire the next generation to take care of our treasured […]Read more "A Week In The Wild: A Guide to National Park Week"
Spring break is a hallowed time for all college students where the possibilities for travel are limitless. In those ten days, away from books, exams, research and deadlines, many offer themselves to the idea of tropical destinations, adventure, or finding their own in a place rich in cultural and historical significance. However despite the destinations […]Read more "Spring Break Travel: Travel Farther, Spend Less!"
I’m going way too fast. My thoughts were racing as my snowboard careened down the crowded slope. Sure this was considered the green slope, but as a novice snowboarder, my control was based on luck, and stopping usually meant plowing into some unlucky skier. As I picked up speed, the snow, a fresh powder that […]Read more "On Thin Ice: A Snowboarding Weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee"
Washington DC is a city caught between tradition and modernity. Behind its center of government, its monuments inspired by an ancient Greek and Roman tradition, and its sprawling centers of science, learning, and culture, Washington is a city on the forefront of a bohemian and hip revolution. No matter what side of the political spectrum […]Read more "Wild In Washington: See and Eat the best of DC in a Weekend!"
I’ve never been a firm believer in Valentines Day. It has always felt like an arbitrary holiday dropped after Christmas, just as that last holiday bill has been paid off. However, when the last chocolate sampler has been polished off, and the roses are well and soaked, it makes the perfect opportunity for shared adventure […]Read more "Find Love and Adventure: A Valentines Day Travel Primer"
I decided to borrow this interesting tidbit from the excellent Morning Fresh blog, run by my good friend and fellow Lazy Lizarder, Katie Boue. It’s a chance to look back at my travels from the very start: The exciting moments, the scary, and the downright bizarre. Welcome to my life.Read more "My A to Z Travels: Recollections of a Nomad"
See the world in green and blue See China right in front of you See the canyons broken by clouds See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out See the bedouin fires at night See the ore fields at first light And see the bird with the leaf in her mouth After the flood all […]Read more "New Year, New Travels: How To Maximize Your Adventures In 2012!"