Born To…Run?

My training regimen for Born To Run 2016 was simple. Eat lots of burritos, shower less, drink cheap beer, and oh yeah, run a little. Each year the Born To Run Ultramarathons becomes less of a running race and more of a running festival, an annual global family gathering of […]

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Lima, Peru

After hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu I was looking forward to heading to the coast, slowing down, enjoying the beach, and catching up on work. Brandy and I landed in Lima, grabbed a cab downtown, and checked into a Bed and Breakfast in Miraflores, a neighborhood that reminded […]

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Hiking The Inca Trail

Compared to the Appalachian Trail hiking the Inca Trail was like flying first class with a personal chef and a chauffeur to carry your stuff. Back on the Appalachian Trail a gourmet meal included cold instant mashed potatoes and a Snickers bar. On the Inca Trail I dined on delicious […]

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Northern Peru

I climbed in a Volkswagen van, pulled the door shut, and settled in for the 6 hour ride to Peru. After backpacking South America for 2 months and I finally felt at home in a Westfalia campervan. I’d enjoyed hanging out with Ben and Brian for two weeks in Vilcabamba, […]

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Vilcabamba

I checked into Hostería Izhcayluma and another traveler greeted me with “Hi, how long are you staying?” “Just two nights”, I said. She replied, “Oh, good luck with that, you’ll be here longer, this place is magical.” I ended up staying almost 2 weeks. In the parking lot I noticed […]

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Read This When I Die

READ THIS WHEN I DIE. This was the name of a document I rediscovered in my laptop files recently. Yes, a bit morbid, but on the bright side, I’m the one who found it…so at least I’m not dead yet! I clicked the file open, wondering what I thought was […]

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Cuenca

After spending a week exploring the Galápagos Islands with my brother I was back to rolling solo. Tyler caught an early flight out of Guayaquil and I hopped on the 4:00 AM bus to Cuenca. The road meandered through lush green mountain highlands and led into town shortly after sunrise. […]

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Digital Nomad Packing List

If there is one thing that I learned from thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, it’s take less. I’d rather be underprepared than overpacked. Underprepared often results in temporary discomfort while overpacked is a constant pain in the back, literally. I learned that the hard way. After starting the Appalachian Trail with […]

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Galápagos Islands

It was a picture perfect day when we landed on San Cristóbal in the Galápagos Islands. Translucent blue water, sea lions lounging in the shade, marine iguanas swimming through the surf…yes, our home for the week would be pretty awesome. I checked the map to find our hotel and, uh […]

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