Global Adventure

New Zealand, October 1996 & 1998
Several months traveling and exploring the far reaches of the South Island New Zealand. Including paragliding in Queenstown and Wanaka.

French Polynesia, November 1998
Traveling by old cargo ship, Helen Ryrie and I explore many islands in the French Polynesian chain, including, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, and Huahine. Amazed by the beauty of these islands, yet overwhelmed by the amount of oceanic damage and expense of traveling in these parts.

Raratonga, Cook Islands, December 1998
Two weeks of hiking, snorkeling, and scootering around this island paradise with Maggie Kelly

Australia, January 2001
Month long paragliding expedition to Australia with Matt Rucando. Personal best flight of 40 miles set at Manilla. Including explorations of Ayers rock and a climb up Mt. Kosciusko.

Patagonia, South America. January/February 2002
A follow up trip to Aconcagua with Ford Reeves exploring the far reaches of Patagonia from Ushuaia to Tierra Del Fuego.

Kalahari Desert, Africa. January 2003
A month in summer in the desert. Very hot racing in some of the far reaches of the Kalahari with the Global Extremes team.

Costa Rica. February 2003
A month exploring Costa Rica and racing with the Global Extremes team.

Iceland, March 2003
A month exploring and racing all over Iceland with the Global Extremes team.

Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada. August 2003
Long road trip to explore some remote areas of NE Alaska, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories, including Nabesna, Chicken, Eagle, Dawson City, and finally Inuvik. For the better part of 15 years I've wanted to do this trip so I was glad to finally have the opportunity.

Eastern US/Eastern Canada. September 2003
I had always wanted to see Maine in the fall, so I did. Not only Maine but also explored New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Foundland. All with a broken arm.

Mexico, LaVentana. November 2005
Six week kiteboarding expedition to La Ventana, one of the best kiteboarding locations on the planet. With Claire Donahue, top female Alaska kiteboarder.

Jamaica. March 2006
Two week explorations around Jamaica. With Luke Davis, owner or Lands End Coffee Plantation and local expert Mikey.

10,000 Miles on Two Wheels - November/December 2006
Motorcycle Odyssey/Adventure through Mexico and Central America with Doug Stroop. We put down 10,000 miles in two months traveling from Phoenix, Arizona to as far as we could drive into the Darien region in Panama. Not my typical adventure but an epic one none the less.

Labrador Frostbit Expedition - May/June 2009 Labrador, Canada. (link to Tracy's ride report)
BMW Motorcycle Adventure on the Trans Labrador highway with Tracy Stiehr. 5600 miles exploring this last frontier in the far northeast of Canada. Click above for images and ride report from Tracy(9 pages worth!!).

Maurice Lacroix Bering Strait Kiteboarding Expedition 2010

Summer attempt to kiteboard from Alaska to Russia across the Bering Strait with Geza Scholtz.

South Pacific 2014

Five week scuba diving, kiteboarding, and surfing odyssey around the South Pacific with Matt Rucando.

Crossing The Americas, 2016/17
Alaska to Ushuai by motorbike. Two Alaskans, four months, 20,000 miles across North America, Central America, and South America.