Communism & Cocktails – A Cuba Recap

Visit any other Caribbean island or Central American beach town, and you could easily mistake one for another. But in Cuba, you always know you are in Cuba. The contrasting sights, smells and sounds are clearly Cuban and generally in your face. If you go: (and you should) Stay: Skip the Hotel and opt for a Casa…

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Annual Review Part 2: A Whole New 2017

is here. When the hell did that happen? In Part 1, I looked back at 2016. In Part Two I try to list out all the things I’ll focus on accomplishing in 2017. I couldn’t be more excited about what the year has to bring.  We’ve got a lake house under construction, and our place…

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Annual Review 2016: Part 1 – The Case for 2016.

you slippery devil. The general consensus is that 2016 was the worst. I tend to disagree. Yes, we had to listen two highly unlikable humans argue for 9 months, withstand non-stop media coverage, our grabby president elect seems to have a fairly loose grip (see what I did there) on reality, and the Gators and the…

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I Spent 25 Days Without the Internet. Here’s What Happened:

s referenced in my previous post, I intended to spend the last few weeks of the summer fully disconnected. On the evening of Thursday August 11th, I turned off my laptop and deleted all the internet related apps and email. My phone was essentially a really expensive flip phone w/ Google Maps. While disconnected from…

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Unverifiable Experiments: 21 Day Digital Detox

am a small business owner. Who happens to run an internet-based company. One that provides services that relate to the interwebs 100% of the time. This is my excuse. The reason I convince myself it is OK to stare at a screen for half (or more) of my waking hours. The reason I “can’t” quit…

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Norway Part 3: The Trolltunga Hike, a Postholing Adventure.

indlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across an image that stopped me in my tracks. It just so happen to be Trolltunga, or the Troll’s Tongue. I’ll admit that a good portion of my motivation for heading to Norway at all was just that one photo, overlooking what seemed to be photoshopped lake. At the…

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Norway Part 1: Preikestolen

’ve had a fascination with Norway for years dating back to LooseGrip’s early work with Norwegian company, TANDBERG. It is generally considered one of the happiest countries in the world, their citizens have the highest standard of living worldwide, heck their mass murders live like the %1. So following a biz trip to London, I…

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Norway Part #2: Everyman’s right. Allemannsrett. Buer Glacier.

n day 2, we woke at 5 am to attempt to make it to Odda, and on to Trolltunga by 10 to start the hike we had traveled to Norway to accomplish. The rain had different ideas. I’m a glutton for exercise punishment and all, but a 12 hour hike in the rain/fog/snow didn’t sound…

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Photoset: Tulum, Mexico

Prior to our trip, I was nervous Tulum’s proximity to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen would mean meals were eaten at the Senor Frogs, and we’d be fighting cruise ship goers to get a view of anything worth taking a picture of. I was very wrong. Just 1.5 hours and one straight shot south of…

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Unverifiable Annual Review Part 2: Looking Ahead

 was filled with with some solid travel and life accomplishments (see: Part 1). Looking forward to 2016, life is more settled than its typically been given that we’ll be in our current home & location for at least the next 3+ years. Most of the work on the house has been done, the dog (semi)…

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