I've worked as an independent writer/reporter/photographer for 25+ years. My work spans B2B covering outdoor recreation and environmental topics to general consumer publications focusing on travel, science, recreation and more. I've worked on-contract as a ski journalist for one of the nation's top 10 daily newspapers, as product and gear reviewer for numerous monthly publications, as well as a writer reporting on various aspects of domestic and international travel. My work also includes regular monthly columns in national print media, features in international news media such as BBC and CNN, plus countless stories and reported pieces filed from dozens of countries on six continents.
A three-peat journey to the U.S. Virgin Islands confirms that a diver's love is never lost
Taking the Plunge Might be the Best Passport to the Greatest Show on Earth
Bikes are the Perfect Way to Explore the Mile High City
Besides being home to a mythical reptile, Lizard Head Wilderness has some great hiking
This winter, plunge into powdery slopes and trek through snowy trails, then pamper yourself in alpine paradise
Colorado's mountain huts make backcountry adventures accessible -- all surprisingly comfortable -- year-round
Wild and wonderful, St. Vincent and the Grenadines isn't dubbed the "Critter Capital of the Caribbean" for nothing. And you'll have it practically to yourself.
13 Caribbean destinations you've never dived, but should
Settling into the pulse of the ocean
From sea to shining sea, America is brimming with parks open to divers
Canyoneering takes hiking to another level in Colorado's canyon country
Letting it fly in Crested Butte, Colorado
Colorado's Steamboat Springs is the ultimate snowy getaway
Pristine coral reefs are increasingly rare. See them now.
These sporty sojourns offer all the creature comforts you need to reward your efforts
This one-stop drop zone clearly covers all the bases
The searing desert sands straddling the Red Sea contrast with a lush undersea world of dramatic soft corals and upwards of 1,000 species of fish - 20 percent of which can be found nowhere else.
Arizona's Lake Havasu offers 60 miles of shoreline to explore
Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks offer goal-oriented exhilaration
Traditional cross-country skiing is comfortable with its progress
Creatures that will give you wicked thrills, and operators who will get you back in one piece.
Looking for the best dive sites in Florida? Here's our weekend itinerary for an epic weekend for scuba divers in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Snow bikes offer a fun alternative when it comes to shredding the slopes
A month-long diving expedition in the Philippines yields mating mandarin fish, a subterranean river black-out, sharks that decapitate -- and that's only the beginning
Big tires add up to big fun in cycling's newest niche
Florida's Palm Beach County features a cast of thousands for divers
Sixty years ago, recreational diving had its beginnings in the Cayman Islands. These scuba pioneers created a dive destination that is the stuff of legend. She's a real looker, all right. easy to get to know, not the least bit fussy.
South Korea's Capital Harmonizes Past and Present
A journey in southern Africa yields a montage of encounters with majestic wildlife and resolute villages where daily life continues as it has for century
Once home to Wyatt Earp and Calamity Jane, this town still exudes an Old West feel. This year, Magic City of the Plains celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Key West -- a celebrated island where Florida ends and the fun begins
A Yangtze river cruise offers a seamless look at China's past and present
A summer jaunt in Finland exploring the country's dense forests, lakes and islands
Whoever said it's the journey and not the destination probably wasn't greeted on arrival with great food and company. Discover a magical gourmet getaway.
Colorado's thermal springs are a can't-miss Rocky Mountain experience
Bangkok goes all out after dark
From wine tasting to spotting wild game, the "Rainbow Nation" offers diversity of many kinds
Getting up close and personal with some of America's most capricious creatures
On St. Kitts' languid little sister, the clocks are set to island time
Ranchers and skiers take to the slopes for a celebration of winter in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The coolest trips, trends, expert advice and best new places to get lost
Set an easy pace and explore the natural beauty of Belize
From volcanoes to glaciers, nature has the upper hand in Iceland
An autumn road trip offers a great taste of Colorado
Nairobi is the gateway to adventures in Kenya and Tanzania
This eco-diverse Central American nation offers sea and land adventures
Take a modern safari in South Africa
With trendy districts, museums and restaurants, Lima’s lights stay on late
Aspen's winter season -- from skiing to dinning to art gazing -- is nothing short of epic
Course traditions mean Iceland's fiercest fighters are alive and well
Soak in some sun -- and work up a sweat -- in Red River, New Mexico
White Sands National Monument is an otherworldly oasis in the New Mexico wilderness
Peru's unrivaled diversity
A serene Alaskan kayak trip can lead to a heart-stopping encounter with "The Bear Horrible"
It's a great Colorado autumn escape, and our newest National Park -- and you've probably never heard of it
For a trip beyond compare, explore the many faces of Peru
Vast and Quirky, Southeast New Mexico is a Road-Tripping Riddle
Canada's New Arctic Highway Makes for the Ultimate Northern Road Trip
Wellness Comes Naturally for the Colorado Community of Steamboat Springs
An ambitious trek hits the peaks and valleys of Peru's diverse geography
Nature, Culture and Adventure Await
Welcome to Northern Thailand, a Verdant Nature Hub for Adventurers
Island Hopping St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Communing with nature comes easily in this land of forests, mountains, water and wildlife
The Switch has been Flipped for the New E-Grand Tour in Switzerland
For many Americans, smaller is better in this new age of travel
Rock the South Platte River or simply relax on the banks
A Journey to the Enchanting Archipelago Showcases the Many Forms of Warmth
Exploring Denver's natural beauty and downtown renaissance
Exploring the tropical paradise of Fiji
Quebec's Maritime Lighthouse Trail is a beacon for travelers in search of natural history, diverse culture and abundant wildlife
Travel back in time along the jaw-dropping Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway through Colorado and Utah
Experience the lava fields, breathtaking views, and some of the oldest Douglas firs around
Cast away to the Palawan Archipelago for a bounty of nature adventures
The historic "Grand Dame of the Rockies" is a renowned destination
These great fall hikes span from Arizona to Washington and deliver plenty of fall color, crisp air, and beautiful panoramas.
The crashing Caribbean surf is serenading me with its rhythm; the humid ocean air immobilizes like a sodden straightjacket. Frivolous thoughts pour through my mind. Has it been a dozen, or maybe 15 times that I've found myself at this precise latitudinal coordinate, sitting on this exact barstool?
If you haven't been here since your dude days, you're in for a pleasant, even refined, surprise
The Cook Islands are plush with Polynesian culture and natural beauty
Bonaire blends aquatic delights with Caribbean culture
Crossing England one step at a time
Walking the Wales Coast Past is like stepping into a storybook
The "off" season is the right season for this northern Colorado recreation hub.
These covert destinations boast thrilling adventure and endless entertainment without the crowds or clout of bigger mountain towns
On the darkest night in October, Ted Alan Stedman experiences India's favorite festival while on a Caribbean island much closer to home
It's prime time for a getaway filled with kayaking, biking, and dining
Nature and Science
Climate change and human activity are destroying some of the world's most iconic lakes, while rising temperatures are causing coastal flooding worldwide
Scientists have sounded the alarm that may of the world's coral reefs are dead or dying. While some healthy reefs still exist, the future is ominous
A good news story about African wildlife conservation that's great for travelers, too
Hidden in the remote stretches of north-west New Mexico, the Bisti Badlands are one of the US' most surreal sites.
Everyone agrees that making a basket takes some degree of skill, but understanding the physics of basketball is another matter
In 2019, the Australian Koala Foundation declared koalas functionally extinct. Sad social media memes multiplied. Panic ensued. And then, a most important parsing of words. Not yet gone entirely the way of the dodo or the mammoth, koalas live on.
Adopting and enshrining conservation measures is the new normal in the dive industry
Plant scientists make a world-class investment in CU-Boulder's new greenhouse
Frigid Iceland and tropical Hawaii couldn't be more different. Or could they?
Colorado non-profits help soothe injuries with invigorating outdoor sports for the disabled
Otherworldly. Dramatic. Stark. Surreal. Just so weird! Between gasps and quizzical stares, these are common refrains from first-time visitors at Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Truth is, these reactions carry a lot of cachet here.
With the untimely death of Galen Rowell, mountaineering and photography lose their preeminent practitioner
As Congress makes decisions on Roadless Areas, Mountain Bikers are going to be forced to choose between two evils: Lose Singletrack to Wilderness, or Lose Singletrack to Roads. Is there another way?
NASA executive launches leadership class in CU-Boulder business college
Want to be invited to the most exclusive wine event of the year? You'll have to join the club. Not a members-only golf club (we have plenty of those), but the winemaking club Vines at Vail at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, the valley's sole commercial winery.
Multi-generational Daytons serve community with groomed cross-country trails, social hub
Boulder sport climber aims high while teaching kids upward mobility
Art thrives in Denver's original and historic Hispanic neighborhood
Introduction of elite Woman's USA Pro Challenge division has female racers on a roll
It took mountains of money to be the first American to summit all of the world's 8,000-meter peaks. Here's how Steady Eddy raised the cast to stand on top.
Like the artists it nurtures, the Breckenridge Arts District continues to blossom. Witness September's public coming-out party that previewed new venues in the town's ever-expanding creative campus, which occupies an entire block just east of the Riverwalk Performing Arts Center.