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Our Campfire Stories are an opportunity to get to know our team and join in on the adventures they take outside of the workday.
You’ll read stories about weekend treks in hammocks, week-long expeditions to foreign lands, and the tips and tricks to help you succeed during your own adventures. All with a little bit of wit and comedy thrown in.
The Gap of Dunloe

The Gap of Dunloe

We missed multiple turns and got a little lost along the way but that’s all part of the fun, right? Missing one turn took us to a serene lake, we definitely didn’t mind that detour at all. After driving down what looked like someone’s driveway we had finally found Lord Brandon’s Cottage. We abandoned our car and set out on foot towards the Gap of Dunloe.

Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park

From Kenmare, take the N71 toward Killarney. The road will eventually curve seemingly right into the rocks and all of the sudden the view opens up. A vast valley below, mountains all around, an utterly awe-inspiring view. Both our eyes went as wide as could be and in unison, we exclaimed one word, “wooooooooowwwww!!!”.

The Ring of Beara

The Ring of Beara

Feeling fully rested, my wife and I were ready to explore our homeland. We packed up the car to head out from Kinsale and on to our next destination Kenmare. We weren’t heading straight there, however. No, we wanted to explore the road a little less traveled, the Ring of Beara. Situated just below the famous Ring of Kerry, the Ring of Beara doesn’t see nearly as many tourists. Though to be honest, I’m not sure why one became popular and not the other. It was as beautiful, if not more so than Kerry. With fewer cars and more importantly fewer buses to clog up the roadways, we enjoyed unabated views. Just goes to show, that sometimes the best places are off the beaten path.

Clearwater Lake

When the stresses of modern day life become too much, sometimes getting out into the wilderness can be just what the doctor ordered, at least for me. This past weekend myself and 3 friends loaded up the SUV and headed South into the Ocala National Forest. We spent the weekend car camping on Clearwater Lake. A small campground on the southern edge of the Forest.

Juniper Springs

Florida Summers have temperatures consistently over 90 and there is a general mugginess in the air if you’re not right near the beach. In addition, there is a torrential downpour every afternoon for about 20 minutes. This is why it always amazes me how many people will spend their Summer days at Disney World in Orlando, a city in the middle of the state where there is no sea breeze to cool you. If it wasn’t for the incredible weather you get from late September until mid-May, I can’t imagine anyone wanting to live here.

The Best Fixed Blade Knife

Recently, I in the market for a new fixed blade knife. I thought I would share my experience of researching the options and why I choose the knife I did. There are probably more opinions about which knife to buy than there are knives in the world. I’m a big research guy, I will spend a large amount of time analyzing the various options out there, looking to each pro and con for a purchase that matters. To me, what knife you choose matters. When I’m out in the woods, I need to be able to rely on whatever knife or almost any other gear I choose.

Grayton Beach

My wife and I packed up Tuesday night to make our way to the beach house that our family had rented. Knowing we’d be there all week and not wanting to get stuck in 30A traffic, we securely loaded up our bikes on the new trunk rack I had bought a few days prior. Well, we thought we did anyway.

Clearwater Lake

When the stresses of modern day life become too much, sometimes getting out into the wilderness can be just what the doctor ordered, at least for me. This past weekend myself and 3 friends loaded up the SUV and headed South into the Ocala National Forest. We spent the weekend car camping on Clearwater Lake. A small campground on the southern edge of the Forest.

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