Tag: Destinations

At the Top of the World

Last December, I teamed up with GU’s Sports Nutritionist, Roxanne Vogel, to climb the highest volcano in the world. Located in Chile, Ojos del Salado peaks out at 22,615 feet. The summit project was conducted under GU’s...

Discovering New York’s Ultra Scene

Visit New York and you’ll find a variety of trail and ultra events, a passionate running community and some very special history. New York City’s Ted Corbitt (1919-2007) is remembered as the “father of long distance runn...

Racing Long in the Smallest State

Rhode Island has the least square mileage of any US state, however, what it lacks in space and terrain, it makes up for with some pretty wonderful race directors. What these directors from the Ocean State all seem to hav...

Trail Feast

My wife’s idea of a perfect vacation is to find a spot on a beach to inhabit and soak up the sun for the weekend. I can take about an hour of that before I start to go stir crazy. My idea of a perfect vacation involves e...

Rekindling the Flame in the Yosemite High Country

It was 7 a.m., six miles out in the high country above Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. The four of us struggled up Koip Pass, gasping for oxygen at 11,000 feet. Our route was a scramble up 2,000 feet of sw...

Destination: Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is comprised of five colorful villages hanging off of the very rugged coastline of northwest Italy, a couple hours due south of Milan. These villages were not inhabited in a meaningful way until around 1200...

Family Vacations and Ultras

A while back, our family put on our tourist hats and went on vacation to California. We saw how astronauts go to the bathroom at the California Science Center. We tried to pet Jaws at Universal Studios. And we ate ridicu...

The Grassroots of Asheville

When I visited Asheville, NC, for the first time in April, I was excited to check out the trail running scene. I had heard great things about this western North Carolina city and its mountain-centric runners, and I was e...

Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club

The scenic Three Peaks Loop is an iconic U.K. trail route. It is a 24.5-mile loop that begins and ends in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, a sleepy town nestled in the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve. The area is within the Y...