Monthly Archives: February 2013

Another EARTH Magazine Feature: Setting Sail on Unknown Seas

Hey everybody! As many of you know, I don’t just write for fun — I also make my living as a freelance science and travel writer. My latest feature story for EARTH magazine just went live: Setting Sail On Unknown Seas: … Continue reading

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Everglades, Part 2: Swamp Safari!

Everglades National Park, established in 1947, was the first park created not for its scenic beauty, but to protect a unique and fragile ecosystem: “Here are no lofty peaks seeking the sky, no mighty glaciers or rushing streams wearing away … Continue reading

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Everglades, Part 1: Nearly Stranded in the Picayune Strand

As a horse-crazy kid, I was obsessed with the Black Stallion books. One of these, the spooky Black Stallion’s Ghost, takes place in a creepy, haunted version of the Florida Everglades and I’ve been a little uneasy about the place … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Hike: Old Rag!

Thanks everybody for all the birthday wishes! I started the day by crossing paths with a coyote at dawn, then climbed a classic mountain with my Dad, my sister and my friend Devin, and ended at home in Pennsylvania with … Continue reading

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A Great End to 30, A Great Start To 31!

Hey Everybody! It’s February 25th and that means I’m away from the keyboard, climbing a mountain! Where? Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out last year’s birthday posts On Turning 30 and my 5-day trek in the Grand Canyon: Hermit … Continue reading

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Savannah Walkabout

As a general rule, when I’m on the road, I avoid cities. I’ve made a few exceptions – St. Louis, New Orleans, Whistler, San Francisco, NYC – but usually I head away from the dots on the map, towards the … Continue reading

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Key West or Bust: A Preview

Hey Everybody! Sorry for the delay in posting about my roadtrip to the Florida Keys. I’m having way too much fun to spend time at the keyboard! For now, here are a few photos from the trip south: Savannah, Georgia, … Continue reading

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On the Road, Again: South Florida!

We’re off! Driving south, as far south as we can go… to Key West! I road tripped to south Florida and the Keys on one of my winter breaks back in college. I planned to camp, but I was so … Continue reading

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Galisteo Love Letter

Not far from my place is a tract of land owned by the Bureau of Land Management. BLM land is public land; it belongs to you and me. One eighth of the landmass of the United States is held by … Continue reading

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Akubra Upgrade!

Towards the end of college, working long hours in lab and in the library, I came to the realization that I needed to spend a lot more time outside. I could not be indoors for 8 hours a day and … Continue reading

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