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A deer hanging out just outside of my campsite

Coping with the Solitude

One of my biggest fears going into my cycling trip across the country was that I wouldn’t be able to handle the solitude.
Rufus the triggerfish is 10-feet tall, 12-feet long, 7-feet wide and weighs 920 pounds. Photo by Janna Graber

Washed Ashore: Making Art from the World’s Trash

Washed Ashore features 15 giant sculptures of marine life made almost entirely from trash collected along 300 miles of beach on the Oregon Coast.
Crossing a bridge on a small sidewalk

Developing Bike Legs

  With no previous experience or prior training, the first two weeks of a solo cross-country bike tour are more than a little daunting. Going...
Travel companions - The Benefits of Family Travel

Sometimes It’s Not Where We Travel, But Who We Travel With

In his book, “The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down,” actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy sets...

An Initiation to the TransAmerica Bike Trail

In just two months’ time I went from not knowing I wanted to ride a bicycle across the country, to beginning to pedal my way across America.
The train station in Alamosa, Colorado. Photo by Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

Riding the Rails in Colorado: Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

The idea of enjoying some good music in a beautiful setting was enough to entice us. Add in a train ride through Colorado's backcountry, and we knew we had to try it.
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Review: NodPod Travel Pillow

Sleeping on an airplane just got easier. New travel pillow keeps your neck in place so you can sleep while sitting up.
A tasty shrimp dish at Aloy Modern Thai. Photo courtesy Aloy Modern Thai

Thai with a Denver Twist

One of the many joys of travel is discovering new cuisine. It’s even better when a new cuisine you’ve come to love becomes available...

Video: Exploring Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

During my last trip to Japan I found this amazing ancient shrine in Kyoto and spent hours exploring it. I shot a video of...

Diving at Sipadan Island: Jacque Cousteau’s Favorite Dive Site

Jacques Cousteau called this dive spot near Sipadan Island an “untouched piece of art.” Aaron Gekoski explains why.

Video: Cycling Across Japanese Islands

During my last trip to Japan I rented a bicycle and cycled 160 kilometers across six beautiful islands in two days, following the Shimanami Kaido...
Taman Rekreasi Bedugul is an abandoned hotel near Balivideo

Video: Abandoned Hotel in Bali

I found this abandoned hotel in Bali over a year ago when I was traveling from Kuta to Bedugul, up in the mountains of...
The National Western Stock Show in Denver kicks off with a parade through downtown Denver. Photo by Visit Denver

Preserving Western Roots

Here in Colorado, Western culture is part of our treasured heritage.
Travel in Hong Kong

Hong Kong on My Mind

In the moonlight, I can see the outline of the Rocky Mountains, so I know that I’m back in Colorado. Yet, the lights of Hong Kong still reflect in my mind, and it’s hard to leave the images behind.