20th Nov
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Sumo Traditions: A Sport of Centuries

To watch a sumo match is to immerse yourself in centuries of tradition. It is a way of stepping back in time, to an era when ceremony and ritual were just as important as final victory. Although we didn’t fully understand all of the sumo traditions, we felt the immeasurable respect the Japanese have for […]

01st Oct

5 Incredible Hikes to Add to Your Bucket List

There’s no better way to experience the great outdoors than to walk through it. Lace up your boots, toss on your pack, and start trekking. To that end, Cassie and I sought out great hiking spots during our trip. Some hikes lasted only a few hours; others took a few days. But they were all […]

23rd Sep

TWD: 35 (Awesome!) Miles for a Cure

This past Saturday, I hopped on my bike (or, more accurately, my friend’s bike) and pedaled 35 miles with my father-in-law as part of the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. And what an awesome experience it was!

09th Jul

See You in the Finals, Germany!

I was supposed to write a blog post about Cusco and how awesome of a little town it is. Then the World Cup semifinals happened. And we’re in Mendoza, Argentina for the match. Cusco will have to wait.