5 Surf Schools Sharing the Stoke in SoCal

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

An Invigorating Dog Day Afternoon

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

Three Hours in St. Augustine

December is one of the coldest months to visit Florida and the weather can change seemingly every 20 minutes. It'll be sunny and clear, then the dark clouds will drift over, rain will fall, then it'll be sunny, then one more time, the rain will fall, this time as a heavy downpour. I'll take it … Continue reading Three Hours in St. Augustine

Where to Next? Try Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica.

I've had the opportunity to travel to many wonderful destinations over the years. I can't say that I have a favorite spot because knowing me, that list would likely change every week and because there's so much still to see and experience. What I can do is recommend travel-worthy destinations you should visit, though. And … Continue reading Where to Next? Try Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica.

Boulder to Idaho Springs via CO-119

Explore waterfalls, Himalayan cuisine, and laid-back mountain town life. Miles: 48.2 | State Park Sidetrip: Golden Gate Canyon State Park  Back in 2017, National Geographic named Boulder, Colorado, "happiest city in the U.S." thanks to "breathtaking scenery, a pleasant climate, a charming downtown, and enough outdoor activities to keep even the most active person busy." And … Continue reading Boulder to Idaho Springs via CO-119

Barney: The Story Behind the Image

  Motorcycle fanatics ride into Sturgis like a roaring thunderstorm sweeping across the South Dakota prairie, their bikes streaking down Main Street in bright flashes of metallic blue, candy apple red, sun yellow, and every other hue of the spectrum. For seven summer days, Sturgis is transformed from a quiet little town along I-90 into … Continue reading Barney: The Story Behind the Image

History, Beer, Food & Live Music: Billy’s Tap Room and Grill Is A Must Try

The place couldn't have been open for more than 20 minutes before I walked through the front door yet most of the seats at the bar were already taken except for one near the end. I quickly bellied up to the bar and was immediately greeted by two couples and the bartender as if they had … Continue reading History, Beer, Food & Live Music: Billy’s Tap Room and Grill Is A Must Try

Sun Sand and Surf: Why You Must Chow Down at Crabby Chris Beachside BBQ

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