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Archive for the ‘travel’ Category


March 17, 2010

Why would you name a city in Alaska….Unalaska?  Unalaksa, AK is a small town located in the Aleutian Chain 800 miles southwest of Anchorage.  We’ve all heard that Alaska is the least populated state per square mile (1.1, where the country’s average is 79.6), but to put things into greater perspective, Unalaska ranks as the […]

Powered Paragliding

February 22, 2010

When the idea to travel around the world first appeared in my thoughts, my main question was how I would get around.  Originally, I thought of riding a motorcycle but realized that I wanted to see the globe a lot slower than 55mph.  Then I considered just walking or hitchhiking my way across the planet.  […]

Alaskan Highway

February 10, 2010

Last week I finished finalizing my bicycle tour directions from home (Toledo, OH) to Leavenworth, WA.  And let me tell you, at this point, I’m pretty sick of looking at roads in Google Maps.  In fact, the realization that I will be sharing the same roads as thousands of vehicles on a rickety bicycle leaves […]

Cedar Point

January 18, 2010

There are a lot of events that lead me to the lifestyle I’ve chosen.  But as far as my need for adventure, there is one happening that clearly started it all.  It was a trip I took to Cedar Point junior year of high school that put the wheels in motion for what I must […]

Jet Packs

December 1, 2009

When I was a kid, I loved watching those old Warner Bros. cartoons; the days when violence was not yet strictly monitored on television as it is today.  And characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester the Cat, and Tweetie Bird made animated shows popular.  One of my favorite cartoons was Road Runner, […]