Complete in Love

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On Sept. 10th, 1982, my little sister was born, marking the first happiest day of my life.  My sister and I are nearly seven years apart, and as a big sister, I have always wanted to keep her safe … [Read more...]

Adios USA – We’re Heading Home!

Adios USA

After an AMAZING weekend in LA, we're ready to give our livers a break. We're rolling on 2 hours of sleep and staring at 24 hours of travel. We'll ride American Airlines to Miami, then on to Quito, … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Winners And Losers


My philosophy on competition can be summed up in the best movie quote EVER. From the movie Little Miss Sunshine...   RICHARD: There's two kinds of people in this world Olive -- Winners... … [Read more...]

To Live And Die In LA, It’s The Place To Be…

Fuzzy Bunny

To live and die in LA, it's the place to be You've got to be there to know it, what everybody wanna see.... -Tupac Shakur     Say whatever you want about Los Angeles, just DON'T say it to … [Read more...]

Inches And Seconds At The Speed Of Light

Bathtub Love

I'm typing this post from 30,000 feet on my way to Los Angeles to regroup with Stevie. Sitting here on Alaska flight #1021, I contemplate the impossible task of trying to recap the last 3 weeks of my … [Read more...]

Deschutes River Expedition – Check!

Tree - Deschutes River

The Deschutes River in central Oregon is my TRUE HOME. I grew up on this river. My father owned a whitewater rafting business that ran multi-day river trips down the scenic gorge. This was where I … [Read more...]

Iron Faith

Stevie and Tree

Ritual. We need it. We bury our dead, leave flowers for remembrance, send notes of gratitude, condolence, and get well wishes. We walk down aisles, throw bouquets and garters, speak vows till death … [Read more...]

Outdoorplay Launches Carbon Offset Strategy

Stevie Tree

If you like this post, please consider sharing it on Facebook. Thanks! Recently Stevie and I announced our intention to go carbon neutral. Read that post here - Sprinter Life Goes Carbon … [Read more...]

Extreme Sport Visiting


So far our stay in Hood River can be summed up in 3 words... Extreme Sport Visiting The reality is that we're only going to be here a couple weeks, and we most likely won't be back in the United … [Read more...]

Home Sweet Home, sort of – Hood River, Oregon

Tree Kayaking

Our stellar vacation in the USA continues. We just flew from Salt Lake City Utah to Hood River. This little gem is located in the northern part of Oregon, right on the border with Washington … [Read more...]

Outdoor Retail Trade Show 2011 – Slightly Stoopid

I've been going to the Outdoor Retailer Show for 16 years. This year things got Slightly Stoopid! More on that further down the post. The first thing we noticed about the show this year was, guess … [Read more...]

Sprinter Life is going carbon neutral!!!

Grand Canyon

If you like this post, please share it on facebook using the social media button above. Thanks!  Lately Tree and I have been talking a lot about ENERGY. We’ve been educated, inspired, and motivated … [Read more...]

Sprinter Life Goes On Vacation

Sprinter Life

One of our biggest cruxes to flying back to the USA is finding a place to leave the van and the dog. This can be incredibly challenging in the countries we travel in, especially if we're leaving for a … [Read more...]