Monthly Archives: August 2015

80-Year Old Becomes Oldest to Paddle the Mississippi Source-to-Sea

Way back in May of this year, I wrote about Dale Sanders, an 80-year old adventurer who was planning to paddle the length of the Mississippi River from source to sea. Dale was using his epic journey as a way … Continue reading

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Must-Do’s For Outstanding Essay Writing

In your college courses, you’ll likely be graded in many ways: on tests, papers, and class participation. High school education continues to move away from tests with one word answers and towards students having to come up with paragraph or … Continue reading

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Nat Geo Follows the Trail of the Illegal Ivory Trade

Last week I posted a video that gave us an inside look at the efforts of poachers in Africa to get their hands on elephant tusks which are then sold on the black market. This trade has risen to such … Continue reading

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Summer Climbs 2015: An Update From Gasherbrum I

The Czech team climbing Gasherbrum I in Pakistan still hasn’t wrapped up its expedition, but they aren’t ready to quite give up yet either. The two climbers –  Marek Holecek and Tomas Petrecek – continue to wait patiently for a … Continue reading

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Video: Urban Mountain Biking Through the Streets of Cusco, Peru

We all love a good mountain bike video. It’s always fun to watch someone bombing down an amazing trail or riding along a beautiful ridge. This video is not like that, although it is a lot of fun none the … Continue reading

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Ueli Steck Wraps Up 82 Summits Project in Just 61 Days

The Swiss Machine – Ueli Steck – has wrapped up his ambitious summer project to climb 82 peaks in the Alps in 80 days. And true to form, he did it quicker than expected, knocking off all of the mountains … Continue reading

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How to improve your writing quickly A to Z guide

Need help with your writing? You’ve come to the right place. Here are few tips guides that are sure to help you find the information you need to help get your writing back on track and your ideas clearly transferred … Continue reading

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Is the Search for Nefertiti Nearly Over?

The Egyptian queen Nefertiti has long been held in high regard by historians, Egyptologists, and archaeologists alike. Legendary her for her beauty, Nefertiti was the wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled the country from 17 years. During their reign, … Continue reading

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What’s Going on in America’s National Parks?

It has been an odd summer in America’s national parks. It seems like every few days lately there is another story of something odd or tragic happening inside one of the parks, including lots of encounters with wildlife and other … Continue reading

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Video: Get a Full-Strength Dose of Nature Today!

Here’s a humorous video that will likely induce more than a few chuckles. It is a parody clip of a prescription medicine commercial, but rather than trying to sell you a pill that will cure all of your ills, it … Continue reading

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