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Durango, Buffalo Soldiers, and Switzerland

Durango, Buffalo Soldiers, and Switzerland

Damnit. Our secret is out. The one about Durango, Colorado, I mean. Ok, truth be told, the merits of Durango as a beautiful, highly livable recreation town are no big secret. That's why over 1,700 Outside readers voted it one of Outside's best adventure towns. My story on this great spot is in the current issue of the magazine. Read it here. I also have a new story in National Parks magazine this month, one that was very fun to report. It's about the buffalo…
A New Story an Entrepreneurs

A New Story an Entrepreneurs

One of the best things about my job is the diversity of people I get to interview. One day I am chatting with the deputy director of the FBI, the next I am interviewing an Olympic gold medalist. One unusual publication I write for, Tuck Today, the alumni magazine of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, unfailingly comes up with fascinating interview subjects. My latest story was about alumni entrepreneurs. I interviewed more than 20 of them about their start-ups, but really their stories…
It’s official. I am now married.

It’s official. I am now married.

It's official. I am now married. Our wedding late last month was an incredible blur of love and fun and happy times. It was far better than I imagined. Now we are back from our honeymoon, perhaps the one trip I have taken without a notebook constantly in hand. Now I see why there's so much fuss about Hawaii. We hiked the Na Pali Coast (stunning), kayaking it the next day (even more stunning), paddleboarded Hanalei Bay and several rivers, and soaked up the sun…
Getting into the Swing of Things…

Getting into the Swing of Things…

Wow, it has been two months since I checked in on my blog. I am trying to simply accept that I am not a tech person and never will be. I prefer being in the real world, writing on real paper, breathing fresh air. I felt justified—and a bit shocked—to read a story in Newsweek on the growing body of research that suggests that long stretches of Internet use can be detrimental to one's mental health. Read it here. Anyway, my recent desk time has…
My Latest Story in the Boston Globe

My Latest Story in the Boston Globe

Last Sunday, a travel feature I wrote about exploring the little-known canyons of Utah's Cedar Mesa appeared on the front page of the Boston Globe. I often find that the trips that I do on my own—just because—yield the best stories. Andrew and I arrived at the trailhead at sunset one Friday afternoon in November and hiked down Bullet Canyon in 30-degree weather, our breath steaming. A full moon illuminated the landscape and ice dotted the puddles. At first, backpacking at night in the winter…