Monthly Archives: April 2009

Driving Miss Crazy [Close Calls]

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A few years ago I was on a bus from Madrid, Spain, to the Southern port city of Cadiz.  There had been a series of small romantic misunderstandings in Madrid, and I felt like I needed to get the hell … Continue reading

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Beware the Mud Falcon [When Animals Attack]

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Now, technically speaking, a Mud Falcon is a beast known to climbers who scale “big walls”, the sheer granite slabs like El Capitán. See, up there, there’s nowhere to, you know, go, and in order to spare the pristine rock … Continue reading

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You Will Like! Is Famous Waterslide! [Wardrobe Malfunctions]

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To explain why the lifeguard at the Aquapark Tatralandia in Liptovský Mikulas—a small town near Slovakia’s High Tatra mountains—was screaming at me to get out of the pool, I have to explain why I was wearing Pete’s long underwear. And … Continue reading

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Brogue Wave [Amateur Hour]

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A surf trip to the Scottish Highlands is not something to be undertaken lightly.  At its North end, Scotland just gives up and falls into the Atlantic.  Beyond that there are the Orkney and Farrow Islands, then the North Pole.  The … Continue reading

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Off a Pony, Express [Rough Landings]

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The Icelandic Tourist Board was a new client of my public relations agency and I was thrilled to be visiting the legendary Arctic Open Midnight Sun golf tournament in the northern part of the country, up near the Arctic Circle. … Continue reading

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Naked Envy [Wardrobe Malfunctions]

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Ipanema Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, was recently named “The World’s Sexiest Beach”. It is topless, or can be, leaving me the mindless task of identifying the real boobs from the fake on a recent visit. Then the broad shoulders … Continue reading

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Smell of The Wild [Amateur Hour]

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I’m from the Northeast, so the term ‘river trip’ doesn’t resonate as much as it does out West. When I agreed to meet a guy friend for one of them on the South Fork of the Salmon River in Central … Continue reading

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