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

County Kerry; Ireland’s Outdoor Paradise

'The Kingdom' Ireland is much more well known for its Guinness and global cultural influence than it is for its outdoor scene. Sure, most everyone is familiar with its rolling green countryside that’s full of ancient castles and stone walls, but adventure? Most adrenaline junkies, mountaineers and hikers look elsewhere to get their fix. This … Continue reading County Kerry; Ireland’s Outdoor Paradise

How to Climb Ireland’s Highest Mountain; Carrauntoohil

Wintry summit of Carruantoohil Carruantoohil, located on the majestic Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, is the highest mountain in Ireland. Within the MacGillycuddy Reeks, a sandstone mountain range that was carved out by glaciers, the mountain makes for one of the most challenging outdoor adventures in both Britain and Ireland. The Reeks, are composed of … Continue reading How to Climb Ireland’s Highest Mountain; Carrauntoohil