Kili Training Hikes: Bandera Mt

One of the pros of living in the Pacific North West is easy access to great hiking with beautiful views. One of the cons is that everyone has easy access. Even the tucked in, out of the way places see major traffic on beautiful weekends in the spring and summer. This Saturday, Amy and I hiked…

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Snowy Aspen

Back in 2012 I took nearly 10 weeks off from work to travel to various destinations around the US and the world. It wasn’t taken all at once, but spread out over the entire year, ending with a month in India for a friends wedding. The first trip was to Aspen to visit my friend…

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Kili Training Hikes: Mt Si

Last weekend I did a training hike up Mt Si. For those who aren’t from this area, Mt Si is considered by most of the city as the hike to do to be able to call yourself a real hiker. It’s only about 45 minutes from downtown Seattle and at 8 miles RT and 3100′ elevation,…

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Heartbreak at Super Bowl XLIX

It’s taken a few days to process, but I think I can finally talk about it without crying. That Super Bowl. What a way to go. I don’t want to get into all the shoulda, coulda, woulda. I just want to talk about how great the experience was otherwise. I mean, I went to the…

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Seahawks Win the Super Bowl!!

The Lombardi Trophy! I know this isn’t really travel related, and I know I’m a little late to the party, but it’s my blog and I get to do what I want. I also needed some time to really let this settle in. One of my favorite teams in the entire world, the Seattle Seahawks…

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A Weary Traveler’s Update From Chicago

I know, I know! It’s been too long! I had grand plans of updating my blog while I was in Europe so I could share my experiences as they happened, but actual computers are rather hard to find these days. All I had was my cell phone and spotty wifi that lasted just long enough…

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