Healing Patellar Tendonitis

As a traveler, mountaineer and tour cyclist, my life revolves around being on my feet. It is centered around running, cycling or hiking long distances. I cant imagine living life any other way. Throughout the years and through some emotionally taxing relationships, I have used my feet, specifically running, to stymie difficult emotions and stress. … Continue reading Healing Patellar Tendonitis

Exploring Howth: The Viking Village of Dublin

About nine miles north of Dublin lies the proverbial fishing village of Howth. Not an unknown or hidden village by any means, though Howth with its stunning coastline and cliff walk that offers some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire east coast of Ireland, is not to be missed for history buffs, the … Continue reading Exploring Howth: The Viking Village of Dublin

Explorer’s Guide to Ireland

Republic of Ireland at a Glance Population:4,937,786 (2020 estimate)Population Growth Rate:1.13%Currency:EuroOfficial Language(s):Gaelic and EnglishCapital:Dublin (pop. 1,024,027 est)Second Largest City:Cork (190,384)Adult male Average Age:36.6Adult Female Average Age:37.1Religion:84% Roman CatholicGovernment:Parliamentary DemocracyHead of State (President)Michael D. Higgins (2022) Summary Long before the Vikings discovered the Americas, Ireland was thought to be the last land before the end of … Continue reading Explorer’s Guide to Ireland

Best Books for Anthropologists

Anthropology is the human science. Primarily, it is the study of the diversity in human experience. Culture, language, ritual and history. We are all the same yet different. That is the beauty of anthropology; This acknowledgement and to explore and uncover the mysteries of humanity. In an increasingly globalized world, where people from a variety … Continue reading Best Books for Anthropologists

The Top Places to Visit in South Dakota

South Dakota is not only one of my favorite states, it is one of my favorite places on the planet. Wonderfully desolate and geographically stunning, South Dakota is intriguingly not at the top of most traveler's list of places to explore. This is to great benefit for the Explorer and outdoors inclined traveler, as the … Continue reading The Top Places to Visit in South Dakota

Mt Rainier: Climbing The Big One

Making the decision to climb Mt Rainier is a serious undertaking that requires honest consideration and elaborate planning. It is difficult for climbers who have climbed (hiked) other peaks in the lower forty eight states to grasp the magnitude and scope of Mt. Rainier's terrain. Mt Rainier, standing at 14,411, is the most heavily glaciated … Continue reading Mt Rainier: Climbing The Big One

Explore Connemara in Connacht

View from Clonbur, County Mayo The Cultural region of Connemara in the province of Connacht in Western Ireland, is a must visit location for the cultural traveller and outdoorsman. In Gaelic, Connemara means ‘Inlets of the sea.’ The prolific Irish Poet Oscar Wilde, described Connemara as a ‘savage beauty.’ There is something indeed wild and … Continue reading Explore Connemara in Connacht

The Lights of Luang Prabang

Near the top of Phousi Hill in Downtown Luang Prabang At the hostel in Kunming, while laying on a bunk in a cramped dorm room full of Frenchman, I closed my eyes and earnestly tried to catch some rest. When I finally rolled off, I fell into a vivid dream. It was a very Midwestern … Continue reading The Lights of Luang Prabang