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August 2009

The Case Against Autumn

Summer is almost over, and fall is in the air yet again. Each year around this time, people living in more temperate climates go through what seems like a mental breakdown. Immediately after a blazing hot stretch of summer weather, …

Reason #233 Why I Dig Portland, Maine

Street Music – Portland, Maine from Chris Cavs on Vimeo. One of the things I love about Portland is the music scene. There are some amazingly talented musicians here. From spring to fall, some musicians take to the streets and …

5 Items for the Nomadic Videographer

As you’ll well learn over the course of this blog’s existence, I am a video nut. I’ve been producing and shooting video for well over 15 years, but I rarely think to bring my gear with me on a trip. …

Kayaking with the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School

L.L. Bean is well known for it’s preppy clothes, camping supplies, and the “Bean Boot.” What most people don’t know is that many of the retail stores offer the Outdoor Discovery School, where adventuresome people can take a few hours …

The Feel of Silence

In June 2008, I escaped the confines of city life and flew west to visit my brother in Flagstaff, Arizona. I love the town, and had visited a few times, but  never had the opportunity to enjoy the wealth of …

VIDEO: The Backpacker Magazine Interview: Ken Burns

Ken Burns’ new film hits PBS on September 27, and it’s sure to be another amazing television event. Here, Burns sits down with Backpacker Magazine’s Tracy Ross to talk about the film and his ideas about why the National Parks …

Friends of Acadia offers Van Tours of Historic National Park.

As a huge fan of Acadia National Park in Maine, I try to keep updated on news from the park. The non-profit conservancy Friends of Acadia “preserves, protects, and promotes stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and distinctive …

VIDEO: A dose of the great outdoors

New Hampshire Falls – Letus Ultimate Film from Tom Guilmette on Vimeo. You’ll see a lot of video here on the site, especially because it’s what I do for a living. I love well shot video and the feelings it …

Day Trippin’

This story caught my attention last night. Apparently, a newlywed couple in Missouri had to be rescued when the bride had a bad reaction to the LSD she was tripping on. A seizure and a helicopter ride later, she was …

Why I Moved to Maine

Earlier this year, I decided that I’d had enough of living in New Jersey. It was loud, busy, and annoying. I couldn’t sleep, and I was becoming more depressed with the way things in my life were turning out. It …