Tag: hiking

O’ahu "The Gathering Place"

Sunsets Our week in O’ahu was pretty stormy from start to finish, but we managed to chase the better weather around the island and catch a few good sunsets. The best sunsets we saw were from Sunset Beach (North Shore), the beach where they filmed the TV show LOST (follow the direction here), and Waikiki….

Best of 2016 Favorites and highlights from the year.

Favorite Photo of 2016 Inspired by some colleagues, I’ve been thinking about my best photos of 2016. I don’t know if this one is my best, but it’s definitely my favorite of the year… I love the movement in the shot — the surfers running out into the cold water to surf under a perfect sunset….

Trekking Nepal A week-long trek in the Annapurna region.

For several years now, trekking in Nepal has been on our bucket list. Ideally, we’d like to come back to walk the full Annapurna Circuit at a later point, but this time around, we took on a week-long trek through the Annapurna region. Landing in Kathmandu Our trek started in to Kathmandu, where we picked…

Whistler, BC A week in Canada with 500 of my favorite coworkers.

I just returned from an amazing week in Canada with 500 of my coworkers from all over the world. We hail from over 57 countries, working remotely and coming together for one week each year to learn, build, hike, have fun, and chat in person. Sound interesting? We’re hiring! Peak 2 Peak Gondolas One of…

Sedona & Red Rock State Park A week of hiking and exploring the red rock scenery.

We spent a great Thanksgiving week in Sedona, Arizona hiking with family and exploring the unique landscapes of this area. Devil’s Bridge was a tough hike on a hot day, but the view and photo op were well-worth the climb. Devil’s Bridge Sunsets & Sunrises The Red Rocks Night Skies

Pacific Northwest Road Trip San Diego to Whidbey Island, and back again.

We usually travel for long stints abroad, but in the summer of 2015 we wanted to try something different. We decided to stay stateside and see a part of our own country that we hadn’t visited before, road trip style. We drove from our homebase in San Diego all the way to Whidbey Island near…

Kauaʻi: The Garden Island Why doesn't everyone live here?

I was fortunate to have one of my first team meetups at Automattic in Kauaʻi. This was my first time on the Hawaiian Islands and Kauaʻi did not disappoint. The island is beautiful, with an amazing variety of natural wonders and a rich local history. We even got a chance to hike one of the…

Camino de Santiago Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela: 501 miles, 31 walking days, 2 rest days

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Santiago de Compostela But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations. ~ Gwyn Thomas

“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” 7 days, 4 states, 1345 miles, 3 national parks, 3 semi-precarious hikes, 1500 photos

Zion National Park The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. ~ John Muir Horseshoe Bend There is no better designer than nature. ~ Alexander McQueen The Grand Canyon

Yosemite "A glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. ~ Ansel Adams