As I pulled into Lake Tahoe, my road trip across the Southwest came to a screeching halt. I’d be starting work soon in this small ski town and my contract would have me stay for the next 6 months. The unbridled happiness I’d felt for weeks was replaced with nausea in the pit of my stomach. Instinct told me something was wrong…this new town I’d call home did not sit well with me. Read more
Today is the day. I’ve had a fantastic summer full of new and beautiful experiences, but the hour has come to move on to my next destination. For a time, my future was uncertain beyond the Grand Teton summer season, but after weeks of interviews and a number of offers, I’ve happily accepted a position at a ski resort in lovely South Lake Tahoe. Read more
It was 4 in the morning when the alarm stole me from my slumber. I had planned this hike for weeks and today was the day I would finally conquer the Middle and South Teton. In total, I would gain over 7,000 feet of elevation over the course of a 12 mile hike. I donned the clothes I’d laid out only hours before and grabbed my pack to depart for the trail. In a matter of minutes I was on the fog laden road, driving slowly through the darkness to begin my journey at the Lupine Meadows Trail head. Read more
Each time I’ve visited London, I’ve been short on two things; time and cash.
In researching what to visit on my trips, I often saw posts stating the obvious. “Stop at Big Ben! Ride the Eye,” they’ll exclaim. But for me, it’s less about the grandeur of a site and more about it’s atmosphere. Not only will this help with cost, but it also makes for a more memorable experience. So today, I’d like to share my personal recommendations for a proper experience in London. Hope ya’ll enjoy! Read more
The day began with a spread of meats, cheeses, pastries, and juice and a journey cross town that brought us to Lloyd’s of London. I’m sure many of you have heard the stories about eccentric celebrities getting their toes, wrists, arms, and voice insured? Well, this is where they come to do it. Lloyd’s is an insurance market complete with a rich history and unique stories. The oddest thing I saw insured in our short visit to the premise was a pink elephant. Yep, you heard right. Now although this business visit was fun and all, we were rearing to get out and discovering more of the huge town that was London. There was still so much to see and experience and a quote still resonated with me from our tour guide the day before. “If you take all of the parks in London and put them together, you can fit the entirety of Paris inside.” Damn, this city was no joke. Read more