Walking on Ice March 29th 2010 “Don’t lean too far forward,” admonished Carlos (who looked disconcertingly like an elf from Lord of the Rings).
He held my hand and a loop of the harness strapped around my waist. I took a deep breath and leaned forward, staring into the intense, bottomless blue of the ice chasm.
I had been hiking for several hours already across the arctic (Antarctic?) landscape of the Perit ... read more
I blame Thor Heyerdahl for my wanderlust. When I picked up his tale of the Kon-Tiki adventure in third grade, I knew I wanted to explore the world beyond the rural Midwest. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively, even living abroad for extended periods. And I continue to venture forth whenever I can.
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