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Travelogue: Easter Island

Ever since I first saw “The Easter Island Massacre” (one of the episodes of In Search Of) in 1977, I’ve been fascinated by Easter Island. And earlier this year, I finally had the chance to visit.

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Colorado 1977

As we’re in the midst of our own family adventure traveling around the world , I can’t help but think of an family adventure I went on nearly four decades ago into the wilds of Colorado.

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Your Smartphone as a Backcountry Survival Tool

Even the most experienced outdoor adventurers can use digital tools to help bridge the gap between potential catastrophe and survival. When I hiked the John Muir Trail, I carried my iPhone, using it mostly in conjunction with my Spot Connect GPS to record my position so my family would know I was safe — or if I wasn’t.