Every adventure is an experience; original material to weave stories from. They are honest, unique, and relatable. Exploring the world, whether on the summit of a foreboding mountain, or in the depths of a clear-blue ocean, unlocks the potential of our creativity. My adventures are what inspire me to write and document not only the … Continue reading Announcing James Sisti’s BKB Artist Residency
…the most luxuriant and the most extravagantly beautiful of all the alpine gardens I ever beheld in all my mountain-top wanderings. – John Muir A vibrant, orange sunrise pierced the purple sky, extinguishing the faded stars while setting the day ablaze. Leaping up and soaring west, darkness parts before the advancing dawn like a torch, … Continue reading Photo Essay: Paradise at Rainier
“Revisiting a familiar location? Why not a dozen? Do memories linger like unsprouted seeds in the ground, awaiting eagerly a source of sustenance? Or do they take root in our experiences and blossom into a story?” Out Of The Mind And Onto The Page Successfully summiting a lofty peak or completing a challenging hike is … Continue reading Adventure Journaling: Transposing Life Experiences
“Harken to the voice of the Earth among the clouds; climbing higher and higher over volcanic rocks, through dense brush and across trickling rivulets. It appears!” When Earth Meets Sky As cold rain mixes with the hot rays of a tropical sun, powerful gusts of wind whirl about wildly, stirring together wispy clouds and hot … Continue reading La Grand Soufrière: Hiking in Guadeloupe
“Too tired to sleep” seems like an appropriate moniker for the night precluding my group’s journey to Reykjavik. Like a pendulum, falling rhythmically in-and-out of consciousness to the mechanical whirring of the engines, the sound of whispers, the smell of whiskey, and the dull ache of compressed vertebrae. We keep and simply “be”. Suspended in … Continue reading Iceland: Snæfellsnes Or Bust!
“The most exciting part of every adventure is the moment before it begins. The great feeling of anticipation; the anxiety that builds before the action. Nothing beats the uncertainty; that mystery; that potential. Traveling toward a new horizon; without delay; confidently, steadfast, and relentlessly. There is no other way for me to live. The endgame … Continue reading The Kalalau Trail