Stoke [stohk] : Excited, pleased, happy, thrilled. At least that's the meaning given by The Encyclopedia of Surfing for that incredible sense of exuberance felt by surfers during and after an excellent surf session. I first felt in back in 2012 after an impromptu lesson down in Puerto Rico. [read more about it here] Since … Continue reading 5 Surf Schools Sharing the Stoke in SoCal
Charge your way through Colorado powder behind a canine sled team this winter. “Hike!” shouts my guide, Chloe, into the calm, frosty air as soft morning snow gently falls around us. Our anxious team of yelping dogs instantly charges into the fresh powder like it’s their birthday. Before today, I’d never even thought about taking … Continue reading An Invigorating Dog Day Afternoon
Although I live in Colorado, I'm not one for winter activities really. I'm more of a warm weather type of guy. However, when the recent opportunity to do a story about dog sledding came, I jumped at the chance. The full story won't be published until February but here's an image I grabbed near the … Continue reading From the Story
Back in 2012 during a road trip to the East Coast, I came upon a unique art installation along the side of Highway 171 just south of Pittsburgh, Kansas. As I pulled the car over and got out to take a few pictures, a lady approached from the shadowed porch of a small white house. The … Continue reading “You Can Call Me Zoomer.” The Story Behind the Image
I'm usually quite content with an ice-cold Corona, the warm sun overhead, and a nice view of the ocean right in front of me. Add some tasty barbecue to that and it's just a little slice of heaven, which is exactly what I got at Crabby Chris Beachside Barbecue and Sweets. Well, after waiting three … Continue reading Sun Sand and Surf: Why You Must Chow Down at Crabby Chris Beachside BBQ
Colorado is an outdoor junkie paradise for those who like to lace up the old shoes, throw a pack over their shoulders and head to the trails for a day of adventure. In fact, there are more than 5,600 miles of trails all over the state, some more popular than others. But if you’re looking … Continue reading Up For A Quick Hike in Colorado?
My body shivers from the strong, cold wind whipping across the desolate valley floor as I stare up at a brilliant and twinkling night sky, waiting. Great Sand Dunes National Park is shrouded in darkness to the southeast while an out-of-place, igloo-shaped building faintly illuminated by a single green light glows below as I sit … Continue reading Strange and Wonderful Colorado