June 2010

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Sprinkles Cupcakes9635 Little Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills310.274.8765 Of the many Sprinkles locations, I had the pleasure of visiting them in Scottsdale, AZ. At the time of my visit they had a gluten-free red velvet cupcake, apparently their only gluten-free offering at the time. My favorite part of a cupcake is frosting, and with an […]

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Puerto Rico

After several adventurous days in the Dominican Republic, including a summit of the Caribbean’s highest peak (Pico Duarte, at 10,164 ft.), I was ready for some beach time. So I hopped over to Puerto Rico, staying just outside of Old San Juan in Ocean Park. Expecting a glittering village with handsome couples decked out in […]

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Pico Duarte; 3098m (10,164 ft)

It was five o’clock in the morning when my guide drove me, by motorcycle, to the trailhead of Pico Duarte. At first I was anxious to ride with a perfect stranger through the rural and winding back roads of the Dominican Republic. Judging by his confused look when I requested a helmet, I understood that […]

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5 Tips for Better Trekking

1) The Locals Know Planning ahead for a trek/adventure is important, but many things you won’t know until you’re on the ground in your chosen adventure destination. You may find you can summit a peak in less time than previously thought, or that better views exist on other trails unbeknownst to the guidebook authors. Talk […]

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