Great find! Not everyone wants to schlep a backpack around. It seems likes most of the travel articles I come across are always on the extreme: Backpacking and couchsurfing or luxury villas with crazy amenities that no regular person could ever afford. Nice to hear from a regular person with a regular job and family and ties to a home, but loves the adventure of travel and makes it work for her.
Heather has a blog worth checking out too: http://globetrottingmama.com/
When planning my summer summit hikes, this is the best and most accurate website I can find. It's run by a one guy and what little money he makes from it goes right back into the website. Great photos, topo maps, fan forum for the serious hikers, detailed directions to the trail heads. I have used it every summer for over a decade and I'm not even a regular climber. Whether it's your first time or you've hiked every summit in the state (there are 53 BTW), I highly recommend this forum. There's even a mobile app!
Very interesting article. We have been using the AmEx Starwood rewards card for hotels and flights since 2006. Way fewer hoops to jump through than airline miles, although it sometimes takes more points. I'll take that trade off. The only down part is some small businesses here don't take AmEx. I've been trying to convince Starwood they should add cruises to their rewards list. Thanks Ed!
Thanks Paige! The website has many good articles, very colorful with subjects you don't find in regular travel magazines.
Thanks Sonja! I agree.
Wonderful article! I write about animal welfare and this information cannot be repeated enough! Thanks for the share.
I listed an article about this activity a few months ago by Kim Foley on Go World Travel. I think Kim Foley's piece is better written. More like an actual magazine article rather than someone's random blog post. Bayley's piece seems to meander on and on. Interesting story of inner struggle, but not organized in any way. Doesn't hold my attention. Interesting to read two different stories about the same subject though. Gives you different perspectives.
I agree that there was a story there, lots of potential. Sometimes with blogs, people don't take the time to create something that will hold a readers' interest, create suspense. I had a writing teacher in college who grilled us with the phrase "remember who your readers are" and to always keep them mind. I think that is lost on bloggers today. It's all about "me me me." Even if you are writing about yourself, you need to write with others in mind. I still think it's hilarious we found two different articles about such an obscure winter event. I could use a hot cider today too.
Thank you Sonja!
Pegi, congrats on a wonderful and thought-provoking film. My question is why this subject and why now? Was it because of your own experiences back packing?
Also, the images of the film that stuck with me most were the ones of the travelers brushing their teeth while the locals stood around and watched. It was an image that was used several times in several places. To me, it represented a culture clash. What did those images mean to you? Thank you.
This is the latest issue of TravelWorld International Magazine, written by members of the North American Travel Journalists Association. A place for travel writers to showcase their skills. You have to be a member to be published by them, but they accept all kinds of stories and locations. FYI - my article on Snow Mountain Ranch appears on page 41.
Found this on Huffington Post Travel. Had to find the original blog. Pretty interesting,
Thanks Matt! Sounds like another great film. Looking forward to seeing it
Good morning and thanks for sharing this film with us Tom. First of all, the film was beautifully shot. I can't believe that was just one person doing the camera work. Gorgeous to watch. Here are my questions:
1) It seems you still have a lot of cycling you still want to do. Have you been able to cycle anywhere else and/or what places would you like to cycle in?
2) What country are you and your wife living in now? Do you see yourselves moving around (not necessarily just cycling), but traveling together on extended stays to various countries? Is travel a part of your lives now.
3) What did originally want to accomplish with this film? and how did it change from when you started? Thank you!
Great article by Cory! Many parks in Colorado are not currently accessible, but they continue to work on it and are getting better. Didn't realize there are so many places around the world that better equipped than the States. Thanks for posting Sonja.