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Superfood Chili Recipe

Superfood Chili Recipe

  “I can tell this is healthy, but it’s still good” –my friend Chad, who has never eaten a vegetable It’s chili season. I devised this recipe by combining my favorite aspects of ultramarathoner Scott Jurek’s chili recipe and the Chili Fest Chili from Moosewood...
Tokaido Nature Trail: Logistics and Planning

Tokaido Nature Trail: Logistics and Planning

In the U.S., the term “nature trail” denotes the one-mile long interpretative boardwalk next to a parking lot. It’s the place for toddlers in strollers, not a place for hardcore backpacking. So, as I scoured the internet for wild long distance hiking trails in Japan,...
On living to 28: A Birthday Reflection

On living to 28: A Birthday Reflection

Twenty eight isn’t a particularly old age, but as a pre-teen, it was an age I never thought I would reach. I wasn’t an adventurous or fit child—a topic I stress during my hiking presentations in an effort to inspire the inactive—yet, I was sure that I would die at...