Journey to the Twilight Zone February 22nd 2009 Time was running out.
To be more precise, the snow was melting - a month earlier than usual. As it turned out, the three weeks I was enjoying summer back home turned out to be ideal snowboarding time, thanks to heavy snowfalls.
The problem was, there was still something I wanted to try doing - I still hadn’t been snowboarding at night.
So that’s how we came to be travelling down highway ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shimane In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain."
- Vivian Greene
"I don't think we conquered Everest, I think the mountain relented."
"It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
"...even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve."
- Sir Edmund Hillary
"The only trips I regret are the ones I never took"
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