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Touring Fiji by Boat and Bus

In Fiji, we snorkeled off the beach of an idyllic private island, rode a longboat up a river canyon to swim in a waterfall, and toured a traditional village.

Swimming Across Samoa

Our all-day tour of Samoa included swims at 5 locations: Sauniatu Waterfall, Piula Cave Pool, Lalomanu Beach, To Sua Ocean Trench, & Togitogiga Waterfall.

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My Submissions for the 2018 #FindYourPark Photo Challenge

This annual photo challenge, organized by the good folks at Nature Tech Family, is an excellent excuse to look back over the year you’ve had in our national parks and public lands. It’s also a great way to see what others have done this year. The rules are simple. For the last 10 days of … Read more

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Our visit to American Samoa

Our December 2018 trip to the island of Tutuila in American Samoa—plus photos, tips for visiting, and notes from our visit to National Park of American Samoa.

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A short weekend at the Vegas Bowl

It was the only bowl game that we would be able to attend this season, given our other travel commitments. And it ended up being the one that ASU was invited to. We got the official word that ASU’s bowl game would be in Las Vegas while we were on the other side of the … Read more

Best reasons to #OptOutside on public lands this Black Friday

This is a short draft written for #NatureWritingChallenge, a weekly exercise to spend an hour writing about a specific topic about the outdoors, then participating in a twitter chat with the other participants. This week’s topic is the title of this post; though as it turned out, this post is less about #optoutside on Black … Read more