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Why I Left New York City

By on June 6, 2017
NYC skyline view from 50 Bowery

For the last year or so, whenever I meet someone for the first time there’s inevitably one question that gets asked: “So, why did you leave New York City?” Although there are many different things that went into my decision to move out of NYC, ultimately it boils down to one idea: I needed to […]

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The Backpacking Trip that Changed My Life

By on September 27, 2016
Summiting Mt. Geikie

A pretty bold statement, I know. But that’s exactly how I felt after going on my first extended backpacking trip – a 14-day hike in the Wind River Wilderness Range in the western region of Wyoming in July of this year. It truly changed. my. life. This wasn’t just any backpacking adventure – it was a NOLS course. The National Outdoor […]

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How I Learned to Love Wearing Patagonia

By on June 3, 2016
Patagonia nano puff jacket

Living in NYC, the idea of wearing head-to-toe Patagonia never once crossed my mind. I was familiar with Patagonia, having owned a few base layer items to keep me warm during the brutal New York winters, but when I moved to Denver, locals told me wearing “Patagucci” would become a way of life. I chuckled a […]

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An Ode to Spectacular Catalogues

By on April 15, 2016
Trek + Patagonia spring catalogues

This Sunday morning, I found myself sitting on the couch not just flipping through, but actually reading a number of catalogues. That’s right reading them. Call me crazy, but I’ve been very impressed of late by how some active lifestyle brands have upped their catalogue game.  Patagonia are pros at this — their sports and adventure photography has always […]

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