These are the words that self-describe Tony Yeary, our favorite resource at the Arcadia, California REI. His knowledge and stories were so extreme that the first few times we met him, we struggled to think he wasn’t making it up. As we knew more and realized it was all true,… Read More →
This is a continuation of Friday night in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After an interesting Friday night of mostly the Red Light District, we were tucked in early and also up very early to have a full Saturday of exploring Amsterdam. The weather forecast was perfect and our plan was to spend as much of… Read More →
We’ve found over time that the only way to make sure you have everything you need, or have at least considered everything you need, is to use a checklist. We accomplish all types of trips by have a single, inclusive checklist that we call our Ultimate Checklist.
Originally submitted at REI The expertly designed soles on the Asolo TPS 520 GV hiking boots reduce shock impact while enhancing stability and support. Full-grain leather uppers with seam-sealed Gore-Tex� linings provide waterproof protection from the elements. Gusseted tongues and padded ankle collars keep trail debris out; … Asolo TPS… Read More →
Our first time together in Amsterdam and of course we had to check out the Red Light District, locally called De Wallen. From Dutch coworkers to the concierge at our 5-star hotel, we were told to make that one of our first stops. It wasn’t hard to find as we could… Read More →
We leave for Nepal in a few short weeks to climb a peak in the Sagarmatha Region of Nepal. Mera Peak is 6,476 m (21,247 ft) and while it is called a trekking peak and not a climbing peak, it wasn’t summitted until 1953, the same year as Mt Everest…. Read More →
Few things are more important than choosing the right footwear for the adventure, whether it be the Himalaya or London. While it would be great to save money and find multipurpose shoes, choosing appropriately will make things much more fun. Make a poor choice in footwear and see how quickly… Read More →
We ran the 5K option of the 1st Annual Mutt Strut today at a park near downtown Los Angeles. Rarely do we have the opportunity to raise money for a good cause while also getting a great workout but this was both. The California Council of the Blind organized the… Read More →