A Second Chance at the Falklands: Climbing Mount Tumbledown

Description of a hike of Mt. Tumbledown on East Falkland, exploring the town of Stanley and revisiting battle sites of the 1982 Falklands War. An acknowledgement of a second chance for a one time opportunity due to the death of a fellow traveler. A description of the physical and cultural environment in and around Stanley.

South Georgia Island: A Toast to Sir Ernest Shackleton at his Grave Site

An overview of the former whaling station of Grytviken and a visit to Sir Ernest’s grave site. A recount of his epic journey to South Georgia from Antarctica over 100 years ago.

Bernardo: Hombre de Bolivia

Sometimes you meet the most interesting people in the most unexpected places. If you don’t look carefully, you may also miss something that is really important. I’ve found that to be true in many places that I’ve traveled to. Therefore, Bolivia should be no different. But is WAS different, mostly because of a very specialContinue reading “Bernardo: Hombre de Bolivia”

Racism, Pandemics, Baseball and July the 7th

A story of how these seemingly unrelated terms are linked with one another, with comparisons to a similar post two years ago to see where we’ve come from and hopefully think about where we’re going.

Becoming John Wesley Powell

At some point in our lives we will all be faced with becoming John Wesley Powell in one way or another. I’ve always admired the famous explorer John Wesley Powell (1834-1902). He was one of the first explorers to run the mighty Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869. He was an explorer, geologist,Continue reading “Becoming John Wesley Powell”