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National Geographic / Energizer Photo Entry – Please Vote!

Mind helping a gal out? I have an photograph in WEEK TWO of the Energizer Photo Contest. The public can vote on who might make it to the final round of judging. The Grand Prize winner will earn the trip of a lifetime – to the Galapagos Islands (and have their image featured in the… Read More

Adventurer of the Year Rob Gauntlett Dies in the Alps

I am very sad to learn yesterday – the news of the tragic death of a young man I met in November at the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year ceremonies – Mr. Rob Gauntlett. BBC Video Interview News about the accident: BBC News Telegraph UK #1 Telegraph UK #2 National Geographic ADVENTURE blog Russ… Read More

Day Four: Breakfast at Nat Geo

After a night of fun, Russ and I would be the first to admit it was a bit difficult to get up and get over to breakfast at National Geographic. But – neither of us would have missed this opportunity, so a few cups of coffee later, we were headed back up the street to… Read More

Adventures in DC: the Celebration!

On the evening of our third day in DC – it was time to experience the event that brought us there in the first place… The 2008 National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine’s Adventurer of the Year Celebration! This is an annual event that honoring those in the world of adventure whose extraordinary achievements have expanded our… Read More

Adventures in DC: Day Three – Museums

On our third day of our Washington, DC trip, we opted to try out the Metro system for transportation. We had heard from the concierge and other locals – the train is THE way to get around in DC conveniently and inexpensively. Going on the Metro was an experience in itself when you don’t know… Read More

Adventures in DC: Day Two – Touring by Trolley

After attempting to catch up on some much needed rest, Russ and I ate some snacks we had packed, grabbed some coffee and moved our luggage to the Madison Hotel. For those of you wondering why we’d be in two hotels… it was due to some scheduling conflicts at the time our reservations were being… Read More

Sorry 'Bout That…

If some of you attempted to catch up with me at the OLC (Our Lady of Consolation) Hearts & Holly show on Saturday the 22nd… you have my humblest apologies! No one is more disappointed than I for missing the event. Our plane was delayed in Cleveland on our return trip from Washington DC. Twenty… Read More

I Won A Trip to National Geographic ADVENTURE’s “Adventurer of the Year” Gala

See full press release I was just informed I won the Grand Prize in a National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine contest to receive two all-access passes to the third annual Adventurer of the Year Celebration. I was chosen after submitting a short statement describing a favorite adventure destination in 150 words or less.  This means I… Read More