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… Continue reading A world away at the AMC Highland Center Lodge
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… Continue reading The Climb to Mount Washington
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… Continue reading Preparing to climb to the top of the northeast
A summer afternoon in the Connecticut countryside is unlike any other time in your life. The rolling hills, the warm breezes, and the smell of nature all around. What a lot of people don't realize is that this little state, tucked between New York City and Boston, actually is the California of the east as… Continue reading In Connecticut, a vineyard like a fairytale
Ah, the land of lobsters and clam chowder is calling my name after all these years. There's just one small problem. I'm allergic to it. All of it. I can't have seafood, and I'm off to the land that's famous for it! I have only ever been to Maine with as much as I can count… Continue reading Off to Maine!
In the true spirit of a wino on the road, I just had to research where the nearest winery was in the vicinity to where I am staying here in the greater Boston area. To my surprise, I didn't have to drive far to get access to some of the best the area has to… Continue reading A winery the Pilgrims would be proud of
There's no doubt that this has been a long winter for us in New England. The days were cold. The nights were even colder. The snow was, well, let's not even talk about the snow. The fact of the matter here is, that sometime after forty inches, we grew anxious for spring to come, and… Continue reading Summer, Where Are You?
Today's #GoExplore Daily Moment of Zen comes from Looking Glass Falls, located in western North Carolina. Water is our planets most natural resource, and is in great supply. Places such as this, offer refuge to those looking for peace and a calm mediation, or even a late summer swim. Either way, a day at the… Continue reading #GoExplore Daily Moment of Zen for 2/22/13
After an extended time away from the blogosphere, I've finally come back. It was an unexpected leave, one that was completely unannounced but everyone who is anyone knows that someone in their mid 20's has to live a little, right? Living is exactly what I have been doing. It's been an awesome summer between exploring… Continue reading Mike’s Back! How Some Time Away from the Blogosphere Helped Set the Tone for the Next Chapter
Editors Note: It's been a while! Due to exciting last minute summer days, and Tropical storm Irene impacting the region, it has been a rather busy couple of weeks. Now, onto the show! It wasn't long ago that we were practically shoveling snow of our roofs. It also wasn't long ago that we were thinking… Continue reading Autumn Comes Early to Litchfield County