The Original Adventure

As most of you know on May 1, 2011, I left on what would turn out to be a two year journey across the United States and Canada. Below are the original blog posts chronicling my adventure. I had absolutely no idea of the natural wonders I would encounter, the beautiful, remote places I would visit and the dozens of wonderful people who would turn out to be lifelong friends. While that particular journey is at an end, the adventure certainly continues. My hope for this section of the new website now is that it can be used by anyone looking to visit the remote and wonderful places you might not otherwise find across North America.


August 19, 2019

Before I came to Cuba for the first time, I was slightly traumatized by the culinary horrors I thought awaited me upon my arrival.  Those of you who know me, know that I’m pretty particular about what I eat, OK I’m VERY particular about what I eat. Several people said they had been to Cuba…

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From Cuba to Denver—The Art Collection Grows

July 21, 2019

After two trips to Cuba, I’m now an expert in Cuban art—NOT. I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface of the amazing work being done by so many talented artists. In a short time I’ve been able to compile a great collection. So here it is ? Works by—Miguel A. Valdivia, Diane Lajeunesse, Edras…

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Street Art of Havana

June 28, 2019

Wherever you go in Havana, you can’t avoid an assault on your senses.  Sights, sounds and smells permeate the city at all hours of the day and night.  Sometimes the smells are heaven, cooking from a kitchen, a flower cart rolling by you on the street and other times less pleasant smells that make you…

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The Art of Cuba

April 20, 2019

Cuba-Forbidden, compelling and utterly unique.  I’ve always had a fascination with places that are slightly more difficult to get to, they’re usually so much more interesting.  In a world that’s becoming ever more homogenous, Cuba is as different as any place you’ll find. I’ve wanted to go to this elusive island nation for as long…

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Friends of Fairbanks

October 8, 2018

I met two guys from LA waiting for my flight from Chitina to McCarthy and we started talking about all the cool places we’d been to in Alaska.  At one point in the conversation I told them that I’d lived in Fairbanks from September to March of 2013, because I wanted to watch it get…

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