St Andrews Bay South Georgia

Stunning South Georgia South Georgia is arguably the most stunning place I’ve ever visited for wildlife and photography. Warning: This is a photo-heavy post but it’s worth the bandwidth! The island of South Georgia is only 165 kilometers long and <35km wide, but it contains incredible mountain landscapes, with peaks up to 2,934M, and, Read More

Hike South Rim Trail

Hiking Big Bend’s South Rim Trail The South Rim Trail is an extremely popular hike in the Chisos Basin Mountains of Big Bend National Park. It can be hiked over a looong day from the Chisos Basin Visitor Center but, not wanting to rush, we chose to hike the South Rim Trail as part, Read More

Hiking Big Bend’s Highest Mountain: Emory Peak Emory Peak is the highest mountain in Big Bend’s Chisos Mountains at 7825′ (2385M). The peak is named after William Emory, chief surveyor of the 1852 U.S. Boundary Survey team. Emory Peak, Big Bend National Park From the Chisos Mountains Parking lot, it is approximately 3.5 miles (5.6, Read More

Chisos Mountains Big Bend

Backcountry Camping in Big Bend National Park • The Chisos Mountains As soon as Sara took a job in Odessa, Texas, we looked at a map to identify the nearest places to hike and camp. The only National Parks within driving distance of West Texas were Guadalupe, Carlsbad Caverns, and Big Bend. Over the, Read More

Salmon Glacier BC

Driving from Calgary to Inuvik on the Dempster Highway In August 2011, I went on an epic road trip up the 740km (460 mile) Dempster Highway with my uncle and cousin. Our total road trip distance was over 7500km long. We started in Calgary, Alberta and made stops in British Columbia (BC), Alaska, Yukon, and the, Read More

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park was established as a National Park on September 30, 1972. Guadalupe National Park is the world’s premier example of a fossil reef from the Permian Era and is one of the few protected areas surrounding the huge Permian Basin oilfields of West Texas making it an interesting place, Read More

Canillo Andorra

Why I Wanted to Visit Andorra After spending a month in the French Riviera, it was time for me to make a day trip to Andorra. Andorra has interested me for a long time and I even researched becoming a resident for the mountains, skiing, and tax haven status. Unfortunately, the EU pressured Andorra into implementing, Read More