A Week Under The Hawaiian Sun

Hawaii has much to offer to the water sport enthusiast. It however took me a week of tramping through Maui to realize I like the mountains more than sunny coastlines. While I truly enjoy the waves and absolutely love snorkeling, the novelty can wear off pretty quick. I’d still take backpacking through a mountain range […]

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A Saunter Through Death Valley

During the President’s day weekend in the Winter of 2016, we headed south-east from the San Francisco Bay Area to the lowest, driest and hottest place in North America – Death Valley National Park in the state of Nevada. Unlike any other national parks I’ve been to before, Death Valley is a vast remote landscape […]

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Alaska – 2

Continued from the previous post… Day Five and Six The town of Cantwell lies about a half hour’s drive south of Denali National Park, home to Mount Denali. Reverently known as ‘The Mountain’,  the tallest peak of North America doesn’t simply reveal itself to the traveler. The immense elevation of the mountain means that it […]

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Alaska – 1

Alaska was pretty high up on my dad’s wish list and I can now rest proud and easy for having fulfilled his desire. We had a memorable week-long vacation in Alaska this August and found America’s final frontier to be beyond beautiful. While traveling with aged seniors limited my opportunities to rough it up with […]

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The Land of Smiles

At the end of my short trip to Thailand with my family, I longed to linger around a little more. We spent an eventful eight days spread out between the capital city of Bangkok and the quaint northern town of Chiang Mai. We had to reluctantly let go of the golden southern beach islands due to lack […]

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Hiking Half-Dome Yosemite

I fulfilled my long cherished dream of scaling the majestic Half Dome in Yosemite in the fall of 2016. My overnight backpacking trek to the dome materialized after months of persistent applications for a hiking/backpacking permit, followed by a handful of training hikes in the hills in my neighborhood. I would strongly recommend making your […]

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