An adventure is an activity or enterprise that potentially is fraught with risk, danger and excitement. Adventurer André Malraux asked, "If a man is not ready to risk his life, where is his dignity?" And Helen Keller warned, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Although the term adventure often is used to describe activities with some potential for physical or psychological danger, adventurous experiences create psychological and physiological arousal. For this reason many people adventure becomes a major pursuit in and of itself.

TrekEast: March in Florida, Alabama and Beyond

Essex, New York resident resident and close friend John Davis is in month two of his 10-month, 4,500+ mile adventure. Are you following along? Thousands are, and I suspect that if you even dip into the story stream he's creating along this epic journey for wilderness, you'll become addicted! TrekEast is a 100% human-powered effort to discover and share the narrative of the eastern United States wilderness habitats. Please join the adventure.

Lake Champlain: Skating on Thin Ice

On thin ice (video credit vincemps via YouTube)

A friend in Essex just linked me to this video, a quick way to share current Champlain Valley winter pleasures while I'm playing in Costa Rica. This is a friend with whom I've skated on Lake Champlain, so he knows that I love "black ice" conditions. But, the growing trend of thin ice skating concerns me.

Costa Rica Countdown: 3, 2, 1...

It's time for a mid-winter escape from the Adirondacks. And what better destination than Costa Rica? For the second year in a row my wife and I are venturing to the jewel of Central America with in-laws for ten incredibdle days at the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo. After that we join our friends Amy and Brian who winter in Tamarindo, but unlike last year when we fired straight off to Nosara, this year we're headed inland to Lake Arenal. Volcano. Hot springs. Windsurfing. Then down to Tamarindo for some surf, surf, surfing!

TrekEast: February in Florida with John Davis

Follow along as friend, naturalist, explorer, storyteller and uber-athlete John Davis undertakes TrekEast, a 4500-mile "journey for nature", sponsored by Wildlands Network. February 3, 2011 Key Largo, Florida.

TrekEast: John Davis provisions for the Everglades

Friends and colleagues join John Davis in preparation for the next leg of TrekEast through Everglades National Park. In this video they discuss supplies needed for their canoe journey.

John Davis: Prepping for TrekEast

Close friend and neighbor John Davis is making final preparations for his epic 4k journey on foot, bike, ski, etc. from Florida to Quebec.

Flying the Crack

Jeb Corliss flying the crack is not for the faint of heart. This stunning YouTube video chronicles Corliss' human-flying-squirrel stunt over Switzerland in a Wing Suit. He lived, physics be damned!

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