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May 2, 2018

It's MAY! Which means June, Pride Month, is next. Are you ready to celebrate?

To get you outfitted, this past January I attended North America's largest outdoor retail conference, Outdoor Retailer, to look for gear that represents LGBT Pride. While the outdoor industry still has a ways to go when it comes to marketing to LGBT people, these gear pieces are a great start and a fun way to live out lou...

November 15, 2017

I travel a lot.

Like, it’s my fulltime job, and then some.

In fact, it’s more than a job. Traveling is my life. Day in and day out.

So I pay attention to things like which states have the best rest areas, where you can “stealth camp” with no issues, and which gas stations provide the best customer experience.

After 18 months of this 3-year road trip to visit all 417 National Park Service sites, I’m...

May 1, 2017

Popping awake from a loud rattle, my eyes adjusted to the dark night and foggy mist in the distance.

With a sudden pounding on the windshield, that misty warning turned into a full-fledged downpour as the wiper blades also woke from their sleep.

I squinted at the dashboard clock and saw 3:03 AM, meaning we were somewhere in the Tennessee mountains--what might as well have been Mount Everest to thi...

July 24, 2016

(If you can't watch the NBC video embedded above, watch the clip on Hulu)

Do you know the above clip? The one of Chris Farley from Saturday Night Live which birthed the legendary line: "I live in a van down by the river."

Growing up, I idolized Chris Farley.  Yes, though he would say he was too fat and clumsy to be anyone's hero, I was set on becoming the next "Tommy Boy." His timing, his commitment...

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