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Saba SCUBA diving adventure, Day 1

SCUBA diving Saba

Saba, What a cool place Its 8:22AM and I’m already back from the first airport run – arrival and departure days are always some of the busiest days.  I like to greet everyone at the airport because there is always this slight bit of apprehension when you arrive in a strange place for the first […]

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What a Schlep! Arrival at Advanced Base Camp Cho Oyu

This is the final part of my four part story on getting from Kathmandu to Advanced Base Camp at Cho Oyu.  Please follow the links to read the first three parts of this voyage! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Chinese Base Camp We were on the road to Chinese base camp.  After now adventuring […]

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What A Schlep! Getting to Tibet Part 3

This is part 3 in a series of articles I wrote on the experience of getting from Kathmandu to Advanced Base Camp of the mountain Cho Oyu in Southern Tibet.  Climbing the mountain was the objective of course, but the story of the journey to the base of the mountain reminds us to enjoy the […]

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What a Schlep- Getting to Tibet Part 2

climbing in Tibet

Getting There is Half the Fun, Part 2 (To see how we got this far, read part one) My passport was long gone.  I had given it to some Nepalese man who was going to arrange the border crossing.  I sure hope he came back. We were sprawled out in a grimy restaurant back room […]

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Talk About a Schlep!!

Getting There is Half the Fun – Part 1 Last year, I decided to go to Nepal and Tibet to join my husband’s climbing team to summit Cho Oyu, the 6th highest peak in the world.  And while the story of climbing the mountain is amazing, what’s just as amazing is the story of simply […]

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La Nina is Coming…Quick…GET TO COCOS

La Nina is coming, La Nina is coming….QUICK get to Cocos!!!! As predicted, the El Nina that normally follow El Nino is happening! AND that means great news for Cocos Island diving….let me explain. Typically when an El Nino happens, temperatures in the waters off Costa Rica and Cocos Island warm.  This causes the schooling […]

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Canoeing Croatia

Places are known for things.  You know what I mean?  Like Bonaire is known for diving and the Himalayas are known for climbing.  But what’s really cool is to find things to do that places are not known for.  Like the fact that Bonaire is a fantastic place to go land sailing.  Maybe it’s just […]

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What do Palau SCUBA Diving and Memorial Day have in common?

battle for Peleliu

What do Palau SCUBA Diving and Memorial Day have in common? In one memory, I am in Palau, SCUBA diving along pristine coral reefs in clear waters.  In another, I am sitting with my mom, looking out over a sea of polished, gleaming white headstones thinking of my grandfather who fought in WWII.  He had […]

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Overland Expo – This was WAY cool!

Where did We Go? Last weekend we attended the Overland Expo in Amado, Arizona.  It’s only the second annual but already is quickly gaining momentum because overlanding enthusiasts are well….enthusiastic about their community, the world, adventure, giving back and hitting the road. But what exactly is overlanding?  To be honest, three weeks ago, I didn’t […]

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Diving at Night in Cocos Islands with White-tip Sharks

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