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Vertically Challenged

After a long summer of travel I’m home for almost a month. Between Joy Trips I’m spending the next few weeks getting some perspective on what this project is all about. A recent note from climber Steve Richert helped me to remember why it’s important to find passion in our daily lives and to encourage […]

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Outdoor Retailer Open Air Demo

After the blistering heat of a long summer day, the cool water of Jordanelle Reservoir offered tremendous relief and an excellent day of paddling at the Open Air Demo during the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. In anticipation of four days indoors doing business at the convention center in Salt Lake City, the organizers put […]

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The Last of the Great Unknown

Explorer Rich Rudow enjoys a view of the Grand Canyon few human beings have ever seen. While visitors to the national park typically see this natural wonder from the top down he and his team of canyoneers offer a rare vantage point from deep within. As they make their way through a menagerie of slots […]

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On The Road Episode VII: Welcome to the Jungle

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Incidentally vegan alternative

Back home after a short reporting joy trip to Minneapolis I settled into a light breakfast before heading to the gym. Homemade wheat toast with olive oil, an orange and green tea. Not necessarily but an incidentally vegan makes for a lighter healthier alternative to yesterday’s protein heavy option. What are your suggestions for a […]

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New pic peek: Keeper of The Mountains

Adventure filmmakers Allison Otto and Carole Snow recently returned from a reporting trip to Nepal. Working on a feature  set to premiere in fall 2012 the two filmed and interviewed one of the most important chroniclers of Himalayan climbing expeditions in the world. Miss Elizabeth Hawley is the subject a documentary called Keeper of The […]

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Be a bone marrow donor

Jennifer Jones Austin is a complete stranger to me. But in the coming months you’re going to hear me talk a great deal about people just like her. At the age of 41 this mother of two is suffering from leukemia. Though with this serious form of cancer Jennifer’s prospects for survival will increase dramatically […]

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Vote Deanna Kavanaugh-Jones for Eco-Champion

This is hardly a political endorsement. The good works of people on behalf of the environment rise well above the discourse of rhetorical posturing in the self-serving quest for social power that is politics. But as we are a democratic society it often falls to majority rule to determine even the distribution of scarce philanthropic […]

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iLike Media Player on Facebook for The Joy Trip Project

I think it’s safe to say that social media is here to stay. In the six month since launching the Joy Trip Project I’ve managed to connect with thousands of people all over the world. I’ve managed to jump on just about every social media platform imaginable and the latest is the music site iLike. […]

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Are you a Slactivist?

I just donated $20 to This American Life. A plea for cash came across my Facebook groups update list asking members to support the show’s free podcast. Apparently it costs $150,000 just to accommodate the bandwidth. So I plunked down my credit card and forked over the money. As the Joy Trip Project struggles to […]

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