Just call me a Colombian Bike Junkie

Let’s start this post at the end of the day. We had completed approximately 26 miles of downhill mountain biking and had another 8 miles of “cross country” riding ahead of us. We took off our heavy duty elbow and knee guards and set out for what I thought would be a rolling, easy finish. …

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An anniversary to remember—Rappelling down the Juan Curi Waterfall

As of July 5, Terra and I have officially been dating for two years. In a way, our entire trip to Colombia is an anniversary celebration. A pretty kick ass one, if I do say so myself. On the morning of July 5, we took a local bus from San Gil to the Juan Curi …

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From road to sky in 120 seconds—Paragliding in San Gil

We arrived by car to a bluff where three companies launch their paragliding businesses, and less than two minutes later Terra was airborne. We had scribbled our names and weights onto a piece of paper and Terra was immediately rushed towards a guide, strapped in to a series of harnesses, and asked if he speaks …

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A Vivid Sydney experience

“It looks like Burning Man outside my window.” – Adam Berke, CMO @ AdRoll When I arrived in Sydney last month, it was a real treat to find that I had landed smack in the middle of an annual 18-day art festival called Vivid Sydney. The CBD (Central Business District) was covered with light installations …

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Is work-related travel real travel?

Over the past eight years, I have traveled extensively for work—to the staples like NYC and Chicago—along with places well off the beaten path. There was a six-stop Pokémon video game tour where I was “iced” using the back of a toilet in Hawaii, an overnight outdoor load-in in Tigard, OR where the lights turned …

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Water you doing to me? How to SUP with a dog in Lake Tahoe

I had previously observed the scene—a woman gracefully skimming across the water atop a stand up paddleboard, her trusty canine companion calmly sitting at the bow. I wanted to be that duo; to enjoy a peaceful moment in nature together, to truly connect over a nautical activity. So when we headed to Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian …

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