Discovering Hurricane History during Walking Tour in Corozal, Belize
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Discovering Hurricane History during Walking Tour in Corozal, Belize

While staying at Orchid Bay for a week, I got to explore a non-touristy town. My friend I was visiting got sick, so when Dave and Damaris, the owners of Tradewinds Restaurant at Orchid Bay were heading over to Corozal to do some grocery shopping, I hopped on the boat with them. The boat ride … Continue reading

Solo in Santiago:  How to Spend an Afternoon in the Capital of Chile
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Solo in Santiago: How to Spend an Afternoon in the Capital of Chile

I arrived in Santiago about 10:30 a.m. and walked over to the Holiday Inn at the Santiago International Airport where I had booked a room for one night. It’s literally just steps outside of the airport. I booked there for a couple of reasons. First, I had an early morning to Patagonia the next morning. … Continue reading

Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System
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Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System

I found this water purifier on the go at Outdoor Retailer in January.  I originally got it to gear test during a trip to Panama, but with the coronavirus outbreak and flu running rampant, I decided to start using it as my travel water bottle on my recent trip to San Antonio. If you’ve ever … Continue reading

Ski Canada’s Big 3:  Why You Should Visit Banff National Park in Winter
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Ski Canada’s Big 3: Why You Should Visit Banff National Park in Winter

When you think of Banff, you may think of only escaping to this picturesque Canadian town to get out of the sweltering Texas summer heat.  You should think about going in winter.  Why?  Less crowds, jaw dropping snowy scenery and some of the best skiing in North America.  You can have three unique ski days … Continue reading

A Day at Outdoor Retailer:  Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year
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A Day at Outdoor Retailer: Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year

When you’re one of 20,000 attendees scouring the more than 1,000 vendors for the latest and greatest products that will be coming out in 6-8 months, a day at Outdoor Retailer is exhilarating and maddening at the same time.  I’m always on the hunt for cool travel and outdoor gear to feature in my annual … Continue reading