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Imagine traveling twelve hundred miles to fish a place most seasoned saltwater anglers would generally pass over, only to have mother nature thumb her nose in your face and leave you nearly empty handed on the way out the door. Sounds dreamy, right?
Magda spent the majority of her teen and college years in a pool trying to become the best distance swimmer possible. She knows when to put her head down, focus, and just go. Although she fell short of her Olympic dreams, the lessons from the pool have permeated thru the course of her life, from being fitness-focused and family-centered.
The best-laid plans are usually started by sketching on a napkin. When Jeff Spiegel and Corey Cooper sat down on a balmy Belizean night to discuss world peace, this was what they came up with ... the BOTE House Belize. Now, the double occupancy cabana won't solve the issue of world peace, but it is certainly a place where peace can be found. Bonefish, permit and tarpon too!
The chatter I hear most about Harry is "Dang, Harry is crushing the redfish on Crab Island again," or "Did you hear about the tarpon Harry just caught from his paddle board in the Gulf?" The easy angle to take on Harry Madison would have been to shoot him catching fish.
Venice Louisiana... Yeah, I know... until a few years ago I had never heard of it either. A friend of mine told me stories of visiting there and seeing redfish schools as big as football fields, giant pelicans and people who didn't much like "outsiders." Ever since then it has been just out of reach. Until now...
Nick Cahill and Jessica Perez are a couple who recently moved from Lake Tahoe, Nevada into their tiny home on wheels, a converted 1988 Thomas school bus. Initially they didn’t have plans to live full-time on the road in their bus as this was originally purchased as their Burning Man rig, but as they dedicated more time and money into transforming a school bus into a home.
Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? We could have stayed on shore, in the status quo, played it safe and moved on. But where is the fun in that. We wanted to wander into the storm!
It’s true, getting to the untouched places left in the world takes a commitment to real adventure. When your destination is only referenced by the weather service as a grid number, and can only be accessed by float plane, you know you’re on the right track.
Well, to be honest, I was born in the spirit of adventure. At 8,000 feet during an intense winter storm in the Eastern Sierra’s, to be exact. When you grow up somewhere like Mammoth Lakes, it's hard to ignore the immense beauty of the wilderness. That craving for the beauty and new adventures seems to only grow stronger as the years pass.