Bikes & Butcher Shops | Cesky Lipa, Czech Republic

When you get to the Czech Republic make sure to get out of Prague and go exploring, there is a lot going on in this very diverse Central European country. Central Europe, and in particularly the Czech Republic offers some great options for both road biking and mountain biking. It was late last summer when…

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JAPAN & HONG KONG | 4K

JAPAN & HONG KONG | 4K Video Blog

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STAFF RIDE 2014 | California

WOW! Where to start… The Backroads Staff Ride 2014 held in California’s Wine County was hands-down the best week I have ever had on a bike! What the 4 night / 5 Day trip was made up of was: 300 of your best friends hanging out and biking together, glamping, camping, hotels, Tomales Bay Oysters,…

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Pais Vasco con Los Amigos

I always get really happy when I think about Spain. There is something special about the Spanish people, culture, food, and just about everything else that is Spanish. This past summer I had was lucky enough to visit Spain once again, and had the opportunity to visit some of the best people I know. My…

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Walking in the Footsteps of Ansel Adams

Once again Joe had an incredible idea for a hike that made driving 16 hours well worth it (Big thanks to Rob & Jesse for driving). This trip to Yosemite we would hike to the ‘Diving Board‘ which is the rock face sitting just next to Half Dome that drops 3,500’ down to the valley…

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Local Living in Montanita | ECUADOR

Being from San Diego, California, and not being able to speak Spanish is pretty ridiculous because we border Mexico, and our population is roughly 30% Hispanic. So, this winter I took it upon myself to learn as much Spanish as possible while I was not working, so that I could better communicate with Spanish speakers…

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When in Barcelona | Spain

After 30 hours on a ferry from Tangiers my friend Randy and I were ready to be in Barcelona. It was my third visit to one of Spain’s most culturally diverse cities, and it was Randy’s first, so I was playing a bit of a tour guide. We booked into to a place named Kabul…

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Colorful & Cultural ECUADOR

As far as places to visit go it doesn’t get much better than Ecuador! With about a 12 hour bus ride in any direction you can be at the beach, in the mountains, or in the jungle. The Ecuadorian people are exceeding nice, and love to help non-native Spanish speakers work on their language skills….

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LIFE is ELEVATED in UTAH

The Utah State slogan is “Life Elevated.” In my free time for the past month and a half I set out to see what this “Elevated Life” was all about… Here are some experiences from my time in the Beehive State: National Parks, Forests, Deserts, Hiking, Cycling, Sunrises, Trail-runs, Snowboarding, Sugar House, Peaks, Snow, Bad…

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A few Weeks above 11,200′ in CUSCO | PERU

Driven South from Ecuador to Peru by a desire to explore different regions in the Andes Mountains, and to continue my education in the Spanish language I was in for a pleasant surprise. Two friends and I spent endless hours aboard many buses to span the distance between Ecuador and Cusco, Peru. And let me…

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