Hiking, Safe + Healthy / 20.06.2017

“Hey Mister! Are those ski poles?” “Daddy, why is that man carrying metal sticks?” So, what does my nephew have to do with this post? He grew up to become an accomplished ultra marathoner, trail runner and amazing athlete. Some of his races are 100 miles over steep terrain. And he finishes under 24 hours. Yet, one day I took him on a leisurely eight-mile hike and he was amazed at how nimble and fast I traversed the trail. I even had to hold the outdoor juggernaut’s hand to help...

Asthma / 10.05.2017

Something wasn’t the same. The bike rides weren’t any harder, but I was slowing down. Unlike years past, I wasn’t seeing progress in my riding as I trained. What used to be fun was a struggle that left me breathless. No matter how good of shape I was in, I struggled to catch my breath. And it wasn’t the same as being winded. It was a totally different sensation, like I could only breathe out of the top of my lungs....

Travel prep, Travel security, Travel Tips / 11.04.2017

It’s natural to have questions, concerns and even fears about traveling. But it’s nothing you can’t handle with a little preparation, precaution and common sense. While specific safety and security details vary greatly by location, situation, type of travel and more – the same fundamentals apply for a weekend getaway as an exotic adventure. We asked our friends and global security experts, Robert Macpherson and Veronica Kenny-Macpherson of Cosantóir Group, for their top tips to stay safe. Here are 10 to dos for a safe trip:...