Seda met me in the muddy road of a village near Armenia’s capital, Yerevan. She spoke and I blinked back at her, 23 and wide-eyed. Seda laughed and whipped out Google Translate and her high school level English, flipped her hair and promised me she personally would take care of me. “Yes ksovorem kez hayastani masin,” she … More Thicker Gravities: Another Armenia Story
“The best camera is the one you have on you.” It’s a cliche you’ve heard about a million times, but my first choice camera is my Canon Rebel t7i. It’s weather-proof, has that magic color quality unique to a Canon, and paired with the right lens performs well above it’s price. When I don’t have … More How to Edit iPhone Photos for Instagram: Don’t buy an expensive camera yet!
Temperatures drop, half the trail population moves inside, and it becomes time to reconsider the gear you need for cold weather camping. Recently, I got back from a fall expedition to Isle Royale National Park, where temperatures got down to 25 degrees Farenheit. Here’s the cold weather gear worth spending money on, and cheats to … More Best Cold Weather Camping Gear: what you need, and where to save money
Being home feels like I should be somewhere else. I don’t settle here. Between jobs, back for a few errands. I don’t really like the sleepy little suburb I grew up in, there’s not much nostalgia left here. The crunch as we flung ourselves into leaf piles, cider mills, running trails and soccer games, late … More being home feels like…
Every year, I meet people both out on the Lake and in every day life who want to get into kayaking. Kayaking is an incredible sport that gives you access to waterways and relieves stress, but the buy-in can be expensive, and the consequences of not taking safety concerns seriously can be your life. In … More Kayaking 101: Getting Started and What’s Right for You