Growth and renewal through adventure and the call of the wild.

Mad Anthony River Rally Century Ride

August 12, 2012 Adventure

Last weekend I participated in the Mad Anthony River Rally century ride. This was my first time riding in Ohio. All in all, it was a fun event. There were a few hundred riders, good weather, decent support, and a scenic route. The course was incredibly flat, but the headwinds for approximately twenty miles were a real pain. In fact, my only complaint is that the pancake breakfast at mile 17 was poorly marked; I completely missed it! The M.A.R.R.Read More

iPhonegraphy: The Vatican

May 12, 2012 Adventure

iPhoneography: Pantheon

May 10, 2012 Adventure

Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 30, 2012 Adventure

Highlights from my first day in Minneapolis. I spent a few hours exploring the Walker Art Center. This was my first visit to the museum. The Walker has served as a huge source of inspiration over the years due to their leadership within the museum field. I’ve been especially inspired and challenged by their new media initiatives. The museum lived up to my expectations. Several great exhibits were on display, including Lifelike (“a close examination of artworks based on commonplaceRead More

Travelogue: Beirut, Lebanon

February 17, 2012 Adventure

I just finished a four-day trip to Beirut, Lebanon for work. It was such an intense experience. My family immigrated from Lebanon about 100 years ago and this was my first time visiting the “homeland.” So, you can imagine my excitement leading up to the trip. This excitement grew tenfold during the plane’s descent into the city, which offered stunning views of snowcapped mountains and a beautiful Mediterranean shoreline. Despite the short stay, I explored and experienced many great thingsRead More

Travelogue: Houston, Texas

November 6, 2011 Adventure

I just returned from a 48-hour trip to Houston. Although I had little time to explore the sprawling city, it was nice to see the sun, to feel its warmth, and to get a glimpse of this southern metropolis. Trying to figure out public transportation was too confusing and time consuming, so I logged some serious mileage ambulating around town. I was a little startled by what I discovered. For being the largest city in Texas, and the fourth largestRead More

Footage from the Inka Trail

July 21, 2011 Adventure

I just finished editing some footage we shot with the GoPro during our four-day hike along the Inka Trail into Machu Picchu. Enjoy.

Amazing Places: Floyd’s Pelican Bar

June 22, 2011 Adventure

Situated on a sandbar off the southern coast of Jamaica, Floyd’s Pelican Bar is simply paradise. We visited Delroy “Floyd” Forbes’ bar back in 2005 while staying at Jake’s Island Outpost in Treasure Beach. It was our honeymoon and we were in pursuit of adventure. So, we hooked up with a local fisherman for a tour of the Black River. The fisherman introduced us to Floyd’s, which is located nearby in the Parottee Bay. We sipped cold Red Stripes, ateRead More

Travelogue | Pisac, Peru

May 28, 2011 Adventure

After spending a couple of days in Lima, we departed for Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We decided to spend the first couple of days in Pisac, a small village approximately 30km from Cusco. Pisac is best known for its markets that feature Andean handicrafts. Our primary reason for staying in the village was to begin acclimatizing to the higher elevation. On average, the altitude of Lima is 433 ft. Cusco’s elevation is approximately 10800 ft. That’sRead More

Travelogue | Lima, Peru

May 26, 2011 Adventure

We just returned from a two-week vacation to Peru. The trip was filled with adventures and enlightening experiences. I’ve arrived home feeling energized and refreshed. The first two days of our trip were spent in Barranco, a suburb of Lima. Barranco is a sleepy and somewhat bohemian area of the sprawling capital city. We stayed at a great B&B called Second Home Peru. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Second Home Peru was once home to the notedRead More