Rollins Pond Campground in the Adirondacks (New York State) is a fun spot to take the family camping and try loads of activities.
You get goosebumps when you hear its theme music. You know that voice – the one that comes deep from Richard Armstrong’s toes and says “Welcome to the Banff Mountain Film Festival.”
StrengthsFinder 2.0 By Tom Rath 174 pp. Gallup Press. $25 CAD (online at Amazon.ca) or $15 USD (online at Amazon.com). [I’m pretty sure the exchange rate isn’t THAT bad, but there you have it.]
In late spring I knew the summer of 2016 had the potential to be hot. I didn’t want to sweat through six canoe trips in my four-season TGV-2. So I started looking for a lightweight three-season that also wouldn’t take up a ton of space in my backpack once I got around to finally doingContinue reading “Review: MEC Spark UL 1+”
Or: Three Things You Need to Know about Richard Mabey’s Nature Cure I had grand plans of writing a New York Times-style book review for Richard Mabey’s memoir Nature Cure. I found myself bored out of my wits writing it, so here’s what I want you to know about this gem of a bookContinue reading “Book Review: Nature Cure”
I bought Mountain Equipment Co-op’s TGV 2 tent two years ago over the Labor Day 2012 weekend, just before the start of the Fall Camp that would officially kick off my career change. It was a bit of an impulse buy; as the second oldest person in the college program I was starting, I didn’t wantContinue reading “Review: MEC’s TGV 2 Tent”
I wish I had known what I know now about backpacks and trying on backpacks after working a summer at MEC and of course, after spending two years with the Gregory Deva 85 backpack. That said, I’ve taken the Deva on all of the same trips my tent has been on so this pack has aContinue reading “Review: Gregory’s Deva 85 Backpack”
The girls ran up the walkway at the Wild Center, following the noise of the crowd, their young legs seemingly unaffected by our Mount Arab hike only an hour earlier. Their moms and I trudged behind them, dodging and weaving around other adults who had stopped to read the interpretive signs lining the railings.
While we were out in San Francisco visiting my sister, she booked a tour of the Anchor Brewing Company for us. The brewery offers two tours a day, one at 10 o’clock and one at 1 o’clock at its Potrero Hill location. Reservations are required. As we had 1 o’clock reservations, we made sure weContinue reading “Anchor Brewing Company”
Is Antarctica on your bucket list? It wasn’t much of a blip on my radar screen. I’d glance at the pricey boat tours in adventure travel brochures and wonder how seasick the crossing would make me. It must have planted a seed though because the universe has been throwing some interesting tidbits my way. SixContinue reading “Review: Untamed Antarctica”