The word budget means different things to different people. While not splurging on a 5 star might be budget to some, to most it means forgoing lunch in lieu of a bus ticket or finding out what you can do around a hostel or in...

I haven’t been riding since I was a kid. I used to ride English style, but it was so long ago now the memories are hazy. So, the thought of mounting a horse, nearly twenty years later, and descending into a canyon filled with wildlife...

I’ll always pick country over city, nature over civilization, and plants and animals over people. It’s not that I’m not a people person. I am. I love a good party and have some fantastic friends. But I think in a lot of ways humans missed...

I woke to knocking on the bedroom door. I covered my face with a pillow while Eddie talked to Schuck. Time to pack the Ford for couple of days on the lake. But, could we hurry? Seven a.m. light sharpened my hung-over,...

When we arrived in Idaho, we gained an hour. I met Eddie’s friend Schuck and he ran errands for three hours (with us captive) in his large Ford truck. All I wanted was a damn shower after camping in the Jewel Basin for three days....

My purse, journal, wallet and camera charger had been looted, cherry lip-gloss eaten, by a bear. This might have been expected by a well worn bear country camper but it surprised the hell out of me. So did the doe and felt-nubbed young nibbling foliage...

Our initial plan to camp in between Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons was thwarted by a nasty snow storm rolling in. It was almost June, so that, of course, was to be expected. Eddie and I decided to head north to Bozeman and catch up...

We’re starting our road trip in Colorado. We aren’t quite sure where it will go. As my buddy and I cruise highway 14 west out of Fort Collins and snowy Long’s Peak disappears in the rearview he says, “Are you going to drive and write...