The Journal

Travel during COVID-19

Camping during COVID-19: Do’s and Dont’s

With most of the U.S. and other parts of the world reopening this summer, campgrounds and public lands are opening as well. This is sparking both veteran and novice campers to pack tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags to escape the city and get outside… but how can we do it safely?

Continue Reading >>

How To’s / Not To’s

How to Backpack Like You Mean It

I’ll admit, my first-ever backpacking trip was a disaster. It was three of us setting out on our own, into the woods, in the summer, during a drought, with no idea what we were doing. I had a beat up old pack, second-hand hiking boots, and 16 ounces of water…

Continue Reading >>


Video: Smashing Records in the Adirondacks

A few summers ago I found myself in the Northeast, and decided I wanted to hike some Adirondack High Peaks. I only had one day to work with, so I wanted to make it really count, and I wanted to set a speed record! Here’s the result…

Continue Reading >>

Journey into the Accursed Mountains

The Albanian Alps have been known by another name since ancient times: The Accursed Mountains—so called because they repeatedly thwarted invading armies’ attempts to cross. Little did I know, I was soon to join the ranks of foreigners to be defeated by the formidable natural forces of these mountains…

Continue Reading >>