The Sagrada Familia at dusk, Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece looms large over Barcelona, and it has an especially unique feel at dusk. The variety of the stained glass comes even more to life. Viewed from the street, you’re… Continue reading

Memorial Day, Omaha Beach, France

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. We remember and pay tribute to those members of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom and ideals. I thought… Continue reading

Donoho Lake, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska

This remote national park in Alaska’s east is the same size as Yellowstone, Yosemite and Switzerland combined! While I was only able to visit a very small portion of the park, I can… Continue reading

Black Canyon Ultras 100k

100 kilometers, 62.13 miles. The distance had become etched into my mind. It would be the furthest distance I have ever run. I had been looking forward to testing myself and seeing whether… Continue reading

One World Trade Center, New York City

From here to infinity. That’s definitely how far it feels like to the top of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan when you’re standing at its base. The building is striking from just… Continue reading

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Maine

The easternmost point on the U.S. mainland sits tucked at the bottom of a hill on a peninsula jutting out from Lubec, Maine. As you descend down to West Quoddy Head Light, you… Continue reading

Whistler, British Columbia

My first trip to Western Canada did not disappoint. I decided to make the trip to Whistler, British Columbia to run the Whistler Alpine Meadows 55k trail race, organized as part of the… Continue reading

Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

Ever since I heard about the Bighorn Trail Run several years ago I knew I would one day run it. The photos of the wild and scenic canyons amid the Bighorn Mountains left… Continue reading

Mallorca, Spain

Sun, wind, rocks and soil. Deep valleys and cliffs mixed with sand beaches and old olive trees. Mallorca struck me as a place of variety but also extremes. As the largest of the Balearic Islands,… Continue reading

Yellowstone National Park

The great idea of a national park at Yellowstone spawned a worldwide movement for conservation. There are now over 50 national parks in the United States alone. I recently got a chance to… Continue reading