Activity: hiking


US Road Trip 2017

Toadstools, Kill Sites, and Dumb Luck Encounters

I swung through northwestern Nebraska because I really wanted to see the Toadstools. I only spent a day in Nebraska, which isn’t enough time to really see or do much. But as with nearly everywhere else, there was still some cool stuff to see and interesting people to talk to. The best part of the …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

The Good, the Bad, the Rapid, and Really High Rocks

For never having heard of Rapid City, South Dakota before, it delivered an unexpectedly great time. There is construction all over the place and the city is clearly on the rise. Not only is there is a lot to do in the city, but the amount of great stuff within a relatively short driving distance …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

Trains, Missouri River, and the Northern Badlands

There is a lot of evolutionary and geological history in North Dakota. That’s in addition to the beautiful scenery that exists all over the state. And apparently there is a timezone change right in the middle of North Dakota. Which leaves some people in a situation where they commute 5 minutes to work and then …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

Waterfalls, Red Rocks, Beer, and Sheep

While it might not be surprising that a place called Sioux Falls has actual water falls in the downtown area, it’s still pretty cool that there are actually water falls in the downtown area. Since I was in an actual city, I also made sure to look around for some good food and got some sparring …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

SPAM, Mall of America, and Bluffs in Minnesota

There was a lot of cool stuff to do in Minnesota and I only really scratched the surface. Spending a holiday weekend there meant a lot of places were packed and I had to adjust my travel plans a little. There was still a lot of random cool stuff in Minnesota like the SPAM museum …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

Rocks Above and Below, Deja Vu, and Mustard

Even though I’ve already been to Madison, Wisconsin, I figured I would use the time to eat at a few more places. Because hey, who doesn’t like food tours? It ended up being a weird deja vu. The rest of the day was a lot less already seen stuff. We spent some of it deep …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

Ponding, Fighting, and Football in Canton

For a slight change of pace, I actually spent two days in Canton, Ohio. I had some work I needed to catch up on and I found a great MMA gym that was nice enough to let me come in and train with their team for a few days. There was also some amazing hiking …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

Lucy, Desi, Rocks, and Chance

One of the reasons for getting out on the road was to talk to people. And within just a few days, I have already met some interesting and amazing people. Everyone has their own unique story. As it happens, I met a guy on a short hike through a small park in western New York …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

Boxing, Food, and Two Lakes

One of my absolute favorite things to do when I visit a new place for the first time is to check out their food.  Syracuse was no different.  There were a few places I wanted to try and thankfully they were all within a few blocks of each other.  This allowed me to eat way …

By eric

US Road Trip 2017

Ithica is Actually Gorges

This morning started out with around 4 hours of driving from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey to Ithica, New York.  It was fairly early for me.  I’m not usually one to get up around 500am.  5 o’clock, like 6 o’clock is a time that generally only comes around once per day for me.  But Charlie and I …

By eric

Follow My Travels

Buy My Book

Archives

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

writing