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

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

Ten Interesting Facts About The Euro €

The Euro is an intriguing currency and is the world's second largest reserve currency behind the $US Dollar. It is a clear sign of European Identity and has made it easier, cheaper and safer for businesses to buy and sell within the euro area and to trade with the rest of the world. Beyond a … Continue reading Ten Interesting Facts About The Euro €

Yunnan Dreams, Part 2: Dali

"Why the hell did I eat that?” I thought aloud, while my stomach vibrated and my elbows laid squeezed between the arms of fellow passengers on a train from Lijiang to Dali. I kept my legs and feet hunched under the seat as there was no leg room in this extremely crowded and cramped train … Continue reading Yunnan Dreams, Part 2: Dali

Meandering Through Lijiang

I arrived in Lijiang with fatigue and an upset stomach. After spending the previous week, battling a horrendous stomach that probably came about from consuming unfiltered water, I was still a bit queezy and sleep deprived. The Outskirts of Lijiang I stepped off the crowded bus onto the streets of the prolific Yunnan city and … Continue reading Meandering Through Lijiang