Category: Animals

Klondike Road Trip Part 6: Bear Down, Alaskan Bears

Klondike Road Trip Part 6: Bear Down, Alaskan Bears
Miss our adventures in Tombstone Provincial Park (Yukon), Dawson City (Yukon), Kluane National Park, or backcountry hiking? Not see my escapade on the side of the mountain? Check out parts 1-5 of the Klondike road trip at the links! If you’ve never gone backcountry camping before, you’re in good company. I didn’t have my first “haul all your gear 13 miles up... Read more »

Klondike Road Trip Part 3: Courtneyana Jones & The Last Frontier

Klondike Road Trip Part 3: Courtneyana Jones & The Last Frontier
Miss our adventures in Tombstone Provincial Park or Dawson City? Click the links for Parts 1 and 2 of our road trip through the Yukon and Alaska! Trip Itinerary + City Guides Our journey from Dawson City into Alaska via the Top of the World Highway took us a few hours and one border crossing... Read more »

Klondike Road Trip Part 1: What do You Want on Your Tombstone?

Klondike Road Trip Part 1: What do You Want on Your Tombstone?
I’m fascinated by what others may call some “seriously weird shit”. On a recent flight I watched a documentary about typewriters, and I once applied for a job because it would give me the chance to handle artifacts from the Canadian fur trade. I’m also devastatingly cool in case you couldn’t tell. One historical period that I’m curiously fascinated... Read more »
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Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff, on the Icefields Parkway, or narrowly missing a grizzly bear in Jasper? Check out the posts at the links! After invoking the spirit of Tenzig Norgay during an uphill climb through a snowstorm, and finally reaching the Watchtower campsite in Jasper National Park, El and I ate dinner with Jenny, a fellow... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff or on the Icefields Parkway? Check out Parts 1 and 2 of the Canadian Rockies Road Trip at the links! Growing up, my family didn’t camp. Don’t get me wrong, I was extremely hashtagblessed to go on some pretty incredible vacations as a kid, but we were strapping goggles to our face instead... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 1: Boots & Beauty in Banff

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 1: Boots & Beauty in Banff
Not gonna lie; it’s been a stressful past few months.  Work was been super busy, we found out that our landlord was selling the house we were renting to his daughter so we had to move, and I was in Chicago for two weeks helping my mom recover from surgery to remove what we know now... Read more »
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78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway
Elliot and I have seen a lot of Europe, and for the most part our trips are to cities that are pretty well traveled.  For example, my last post, about our travels through Cinque Terre and Florence, garnered a lot of “Love that place!” feedback.  Every now and then, however, we venture off the beaten... Read more »

I'm Gonna Need a Bigger Blog: I Went Cage-Diving with Great White Sharks & Here's What Happened

I'm Gonna Need a Bigger Blog: I Went Cage-Diving with Great White Sharks & Here's What Happened
If you’re like most people, your opinion of great white sharks has probably been heavily influenced by Jaws.  Don’t get me wrong, Jaws is a freaking phenomenal movie, and Quint’s USS Indianapolis monologue is so chilling that it makes me pee a little (probably not a normal reaction).  I think we can all admit that, despite its... Read more »

People of the world! Spice up your life (in Zanzibar)!

If you’re like me, for the longest time my knowledge of Zanzibar extended about as far as Tenacious D lyrics.  It was only when our friends spent a week in Zanzibar did I research the Eastern African archipelago more in depth.  It turns out Zanzibar is absolutely stunning: turquoise waters off white sand beaches and populated... Read more »
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Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino

Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino
Don’t forget to subscribe by typing your email address in the “Subscribe by Email” box on the right! This is Part III of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.  Miss Part I, with the stories of cheetahs hunting? Click here to catch up! What about Part II,... Read more »