Unlock the Secrets to the Great Smoky Mountains in a Weekend

Great Smoky Mountains

With 520,000 acres spanning North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the largest protected land area east of the Rockies and the most visited park in the American Park System. The park preserves the history of the Appalachian Mountains from the prehistoric Paleo … [Read more...]

Taming Lion’s Head in Cape Town

Lion's Head Cape Town

“This must be one of the most beautiful views in the world,” I suggested to my brother, Steve. I stood precariously on a precipice taking in the iconic view of Table Bay and the Mother City – Cape Town, South Africa. I walked just a few steps to the other side of the abyss and found another stunning … [Read more...]

How to Conquer San Diego’s Potato Chip Rock

Potato Chip Rock

“Hiking is NOT one of my superpowers,” I said to my three companions. But it was too late to turn back; we were more than halfway there. Read about our efforts to take command of Potato Chip Rock near San Diego, published by Trekity, January 20, 2013 Check out the hilarious video of our … [Read more...]

Blown Away by the Badlands. Literally.

Badlands SD

With just 48 hours to spend in Rapid City, I had already scheduled a visit to Mt. Rushmore, a drive on the Needles Highway, and a Buffalo Jeep Safari at Custer State Park. From my hotel the first night, I spontaneously Googled “things to do” and found that Badlands National Park was just an hour … [Read more...]