My Road To The Back Left Pole: A Bonnaroo Experience (part 3 of 3)

1 | 2 | 3 2015 When it came time to make the decision to purchase tickets for Bonnaroo this year, it wasn’t even a question. My girlfriend and I weren’t interested in even waiting for the lineup to be posted. The lineup is almost inconsequential to us at this point. We know there’s going to be good…

My Road To The Back Left Pole: A Bonnaroo Experience (part 1 of 3)

1 | 2 | 3 I often find myself trying to explain to people the things that make Bonnaroo so amazing; why I’ll do whatever it takes to get myself there every year. “Trying” is the operative word here; trying to extoll the virtues of this adult playground; trying to put into words what keeps…

Horombo Hut

He lay there in his sleeping bag, on that thin mattress, which rested awkwardly on top of that hard, wooden frame, his lungs burning and his head pounding from the hard day’s climb. The sun had disappeared below the clouds and it was cold enough for him to see his breath. He slunk a little…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 3 of 3)

See the rest of the story: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3)  When I turned off the ignition of the car for the last time, the temperature outside was approaching 95 degrees. We had gone around a bend and the sun had crept back behind…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 2 of 3)

(continued from Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3)) For the next 6 miles, the road did not improve. We averaged two or three miles per hour. The undercarriage of the car ground on the rocks below so frequently that we forgot to even cringe after a while. Sometimes I would hold my breath…

Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3)

The truth is, if you asked me at the beginning of the road trip (check out that trip in its entirety, here) that Betsy and I recently took across the western half of the United States, what the worst thing that could possibly happen to us on the trip would be, I would have told…

The United States of Weird

Betsy and I have decided that it’s time to start planning the next big adventure. So far we have backpacked through Central and South America and explored Western Australia together. We want to continue seeing the world with each other and experiencing all that there is out there. The only problem for us right now…

The Year of Adventure: Update

Earlier this year, I defined this year to be my Year of Adventure. I outlined a very ambitious list of goals that I had for myself. If you’d like to see the list, you can read my post here. Now, I haven’t done a lot of the things that I set out to do, but I…