Comparing 3 Classic Treks: Inca Trail, Grand Canyon & the Himalayas


When I was a kid, my dad would take my brother and I out to a park somewhere (maybe in Wisconsin?) to go “rock climbing.” Of course, this really wasn’t climbing up rocks, at least […]

Grand Canyon Day 4: Indian Gardens to the South Rim

Hike from Indian Gardens

I awoke on day four with a sense of nervousness and excitement. This would be it. The last day of my Grand Canyon rim to rim hike with Wildland Trekking. The day that we would […]

Grand Canyon Day 3: Phantom Ranch to Indian Gardens

Colorado River

As the sun rose on the third day of my Grand Canyon rim to rim hike, I could think of just one thing: it was time to go up. After two days of hiking downhill […]

Grand Canyon Day 2: The Day I Broke My Big Toe

Grand Canyon

I slowly got up and wiped the dirt off my pants. Sitting down at the picnic table in the near-dark, I aimed my headlamp at my foot to get a good look at my big […]

Grand Canyon Day 1: North Rim to Cottonwood Campground

Grand Canyon view

It was twilight by the time I finally dropped my pack on the ground at Cottonwood Campground, nearly twelve hours after my day had begun. My legs didn’t ache as bad as I anticipated and […]

How to Spend a Weekend in Atlanta

CNN Center

When I planned to spend the weekend in Atlanta prior to running the Georgia Marathon, I had no idea how much I would really be able to see in that time. I managed to squeeze […]

Exploring Historic Atlanta

Margaret Mitchell House

While I enjoyed my first day in Atlanta, visiting the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium and touring CNN, I didn’t feel like I had really gotten a feel for the city itself. All […]