Real Life Connections: Hell Hike and Raft

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… the friendships I’ve made through social media are amazing. And it was social media that made the Hell Hike and Raft possible. It was an amazing adventure and I’m thrilled to have met everyone involved in person. Our online chatter allowed us to connect before hitting the trail but these real …

Real Life Connections: An Epic Adventurer

Those of you who follow my antics on Facebook and Instagram know that last month I had the pleasure of meeting David Wherry of Hiker Adventures. David made a quick visit to Atlanta and wanted to get in some trail time. Unfortunately, he decided to visit during the infamous Polar Vortex and it was about 100 degrees below ridiculous here. …

Real Life Connections: The Tremont Workshop Junkies

This addition to Real Life Connections is actually a collection of people. But, as a collective, they’ve greatly impacted yours truly and totally qualify for inclusion. And yes, it has been a long time since I’ve inducted anyone so why not go big and just add a bunch at once right? What’s the deal? Well, I’m still absorbing the awesome …

Real Life Connections: Willard Clay

The newest (ok, only the second) inductee to the Real Life Connections crew is the remarkable Will Clay, landscape photographer extraordinaire. Willard gave a seminar here in Atlanta last weekend through the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) and it was oh so juicy. I say juicy because it was so full of inspiration and insight that you can’t possibly swallow …

Real Life Connections: Family on Bikes

It’s one of those truisms of life that you don’t live it alone. The people you meet change you. Sometimes for worse but mostly for better. Sometimes in little ways, sometimes big. Sometimes they help keep you on the right path, sometimes they show you a new one. Some people you only meet briefly, others are with you for the …