Shadow Falls located in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest | Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Shadow Falls

Nestled just off the forest service roads of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Shadow Falls is easily one of the most popular spectacles along the Coeur d'Alene River. Back in May 2015, we attempted to hike to Shadow Falls for a story I was working on (you can read about that trip here). While driving along the river, we encountered snowy conditions that only worsened once we turned onto Trail 513. My little Subie could barely handle the conditions, and…

Greece Part 2 | Santorini

THIS IS PART two OF A TWO-PART SERIES OF OUR TRIP TO THE GREEK ISLANDS. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXCERPTS OF KYLE'S TRAVEL JOURNAL. You can read part one here ENJOY! 7/5/17 Santorini, Greece As I’m writing, we are on the ferry leaving Santorini and bound for Rafina, a port outside of Athens. Our trip is essentially behind us and now it’s time to head home. We’ll catch a flight out of Athens at 6 a.m. and then fly direct from…

Greece Part 1 | Crete

This is part one of a two-part series of our trip to the Greek islands. The following are excerpts of Kyle's travel journal. Enjoy! 6/28/17 Today we boarded a plane in Seattle bound for Greece by way of Amsterdam and then Athens. We're on our way to bear witness to the marriage of two great people whom I've known collectively for over 30 years. Life has been crazy leading up to this trip with bachelor parties for Greg and Dylan,…

How to prepare for biking the Going to the Sun Road

Ahh Glacier, one of my most favorite places on the planet. For those of you who have been around for a bit, you may recall last year when we biked up Glacier National Park’s Going to the Sun Road. We must have done a great job of talking it up, because this year we (and be “we” I mean Kyle) helped organize another ride up one of our country’s most scenic roads. This year, in lieu of giving you another…

Take a Hike | Bud Howard (aka Big Tree) Trail

A quick hike close to home can be hard to find. We are constantly on the lookout for trails and mini-adventures we can squeeze in during the workweek or on busy weekends. There are several great resources out there to track down local trailheads, including several apps, for those looking for a great day hike. My favorite resources are: (Please note: This post is not sponsored, these are apps and resources I use because they work best for me) The All…