Category: Travel Articles

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 on the Mississippi River

More details to come…

Peru Part 3: Iquitos and the Peruvian Amazon

Of all the amazing adventures I’ve undertaken, spending time in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest is surely one of top three most memorable experiences of my life. From fishing for Piranhas in a dugout canoe and camping on the rainforest… Read More

The Journey on Laguna de Apoyo

When heartbreak and fear and evanescent beauty combine themselves in the same breath it is an experience that is hard to forget… 

Peru Part 2: Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo

As a continuation of the post, Peru Part 1: Cusco, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, this article details the next leg of my journey through this majestic country. There is so much to see and do in Peru it is… Read More

Peru Part 1: Cusco, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

From Inka ruins to  Amazonian sloths, Peru is a highly recommended, unforgettable, once in a lifetime adventure! Back in 2013 I was lucky enough to go on a 6 and a half month backpacking trip through Central and South… Read More

The Best Travel ATM and Credit Cards

After being on the road for six and a half months and traveling through eight different countries here are my recommended backpacking and budget travel cards to avoid large fees and gain valuable travel points.

Why I Want to Get Bitten by Fire Ants!

Now any sane person that has been bitten by Central American fire ants knows that it’s not fun. After the sharp sting from their bite goes away in the first few minutes, it incessantly itches for hours. For… Read More

Quick Guide to the Beautiful Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

An isolated land in the middle of Lake Nicaragua or as the locals call this immense lake, Cocibolca, the island of Ometepe is full of adventure, local culture and history. With two massive volcanoes making up the core… Read More

Conquering Nicaragua’s Tallest Mountain: Mogoton

At only 6,319 ft (2,107 m), on paper, Mogoton is quite the tiny little mountain and you would think a guide wouldn’t even be needed right? That would be true if the trails were well marked and you… Read More

Top Ten Items to Bring Backpacking to Central America

Being in Central America now for four months, carrying only my 37L backpacking pack and a small daypack I’ve narrowed down all the essentials needed for a long journey here in this amazing tropical paradise. If you are… Read More

Exploring Northwestern Nicaragua: Mountains, Coffee and Adventure!

Unlike the more popular tourist cities along the Pan American highway in central and southern Nicaragua, the northern provinces offer travelers the chance to get away from the crowds and immerse themselves in the local culture and experience… Read More

Amateur Competitive Kayak Racing in New England

Last year when late March 2012 rolled around, the weather was warming up a bit and I was itching to get outside and on the water with my kayak. Still a novice kayaker I wasn’t exactly confident enough… Read More

Mount Washington NH via Ammonoosuc Trail

My first experience in the White Mountains was back in 2010 when on a whim I decided to summit Mount Washington via the Lions Head trail. I hadn’t done much mountain climbing before this, and never been above treeline before, so the entire experience was… Read More

The Best of Niagara Falls in 36 Hours

With limited vacation time in the year we all are looking for those perfect little weekend trips to satisfy our need for adventure. Back in May I finally put together some plans and people and drove the 7… Read More

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

One way to get out and explore all the wonderful places in the world without having to worry about doing all the planning  is to hook up with one of the many adventure travel companies available. Being a… Read More

Mountaineering Training with Mt Washington Observatory’s Edu Program

For those who live in New England with an interest in getting into winter alpine mountaineering, there aren’t too many options locally for training grounds. However, with its above treeline presence combined with the extreme weather conditions, Mount Washington… Read More