Hiking Cathedral Rock

Hiking the Las Vegas region has been a whirlwind of excitement for me. As an east coaster, this is unchartered territory that I have only ever really dreamed about. It’s not what I dreamt about! No. In fact, this was a whole new world that I was absolutely delighted with. Growing up, I envisioned the…

Hiking Las Vegas

The trip to Vegas was so much fun, but do you know what was even more fun? Being able to venture outside of the strip. You know, totally getting away from the hustle and bustle of a rushed environment and really being able to explore the desert southwest. It had been years since I’ve been…

A world away at the AMC Highland Center Lodge

I just arrived back home after what was an incredible time away in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Part of me reflects this morning as I write this column about just how simple life really is when you learn to just let go and be in the moment. Part of my journey to the…

The Climb to Mount Washington

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….. No, really. Hiking to the summit of Mount Washington here in New Hampshire has always been a dream of mine. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, it is the highest peak in the northeast at an altitude of 6,228 feet. It is the…

Preparing to climb to the top of the northeast

Have you ever really just wanted to do something bold and out of the ordinary? That’s a summary of my life everyday, though it gets particularly worse right around the cusp of my birthday. I absolutely live for the thrill of adventure and exploration. In fact, someone once told me I should sit still for…

The highest peak in Connecticut offers up world-class views

If you want a life of adventure, seek it. That’s what I say to myself everyday.  One day you’re trying to sell lemonade at a lemonade stand as a kid and the next you’re being fed lemons by a nurse at a nursing home. Life if just too darn short to sit back and watch…

Day Trip: Taconic State Park

Quick Note: With so many people looking for great getaways that don’t involve costly gas purchases, the new Day Trip columns are a new series of columns designed to get you up and out this summer without putting a burden on your wallet. These columns will be focused on fun finds that are usually within…

Day Trip: Sleeping Giant State Park

Being born and raised in Connecticut, I have been just about all over the state as I grew up to explore the abundance of stuff to see and do in such a small state, which actually harbors more than the eye can see. This past Saturday, I decided to take a little day trip downstate…

A Lifetime of Adventures

When I first moved to the Litchfield Hills back in 2009, I knew I would be doing a great deal of exploring in my new found turf so to speak. In the Litchfield Hills, we all know that the word exploring is an understatement. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of places right here…