A great travel guitar setup that won't break the bank...

The Best Travel Guitar Setup without Breaking the Bank

So you wanna play guitar but you also want to (or have to) travel, huh? The two things are seemingly at odds, what with a bulky acoustic or heavy electric guitar and all the stuff that goes with it. But what about those compact travel guitars? Is it possible to find a decent and affordable setup that you can take …

How I made $682.06 on my my blog last month...

December 2016 Monthly Income Report

Here’s the deal: Time for another one of my monthly online income reports, where I chart my progress toward reaching my goal of earning $1,200 per month exclusively from my website and related projects. You might be wondering why I share this: These monthly income reports are meant to hold me accountable to both myself and my readers. They offer …

How to Fight for the Environment in the Age of Trump

Congress Poses the Biggest Danger to the Environment, Not Donald Trump

If you care about our National Parks, wilderness, or public lands, in general, then you must be vigilant about what is happening in Washington D.C. If you love and use those lands, you should be worried about their future, and you should fight for their interests. Mother Nature may be cold and uncaring, but that doesn’t mean you should be. …

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Travel Coffee – How to Make Great Coffee While Traveling the World

If you are a coffee addict, you might find yourself asking what you’re supposed to do about your morning cup of coffee while traveling. It’s a good question, and one that many coffee loving traveler has struggled with. The good news is that you don’t have to settle for Kuerig coffee or Starbucks Via packs while on the road. You …

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November 2016 Income Report

Here’s the deal: Time for another one of my monthly online income reports. I set the goal of earning $1,200 per month exclusively from my website and related projects by the end of the year. You might be wondering why I share this: These monthly income reports are meant to hold me accountable to both myself and my readers. They …

Inspiring Short Climbing Videos Online

The Most Inspiring Short Climbing Videos Online

I found myself reflecting on some of the best climbing movies I’ve ever seen: of course, there are a number of incredible feature length films, but I also wanted to highlight a few of the amazing short (5-12 minute) climbing videos that folks are putting up on Vimeo. There are truly some amazing, beautifully shot and edited, and inspiring climbing videos available freely …

The Road Always Leads West

At the Crossroads in Las Cruces, New Mexico

This didn’t feel right. I had an overwhelming sense of unease, one that told me I shouldn’t be here. It was 11pm, and I rolled restlessly in the back of my pickup truck as I listened to the incessant chatter of my mind. I felt my heartbeat quicken as my palms began to sweat. I’d driven up a long dusty …

Check out a few of these top holiday gifts for outdoor lovers and adventure travelers...

Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure Travelers and Outdoor Lovers

I don’t encourage people to buy more things, especially things they don’t need. But it’s the holiday season, and if you are going to shop during this time of year for friends, loved ones, or even yourself, you’re better off buying things that are meant to get them out there experiencing the world with things that you’ll enjoy for years …