Monthly Archives: August 2012

Introducing My New Sponsor: TripIt

Posted by on August 8, 2012

I’m pleased to announce a new sponsor of Everything Everywhere: TripIt!

I’m excited to announce this because I have been a long time user of TripIt. Whenever I’m asked what my favorite travel app is, my immediate answer has always been TripIt. TripIt has become indispensable for keeping track of all my details traveling. In fact, in the past I’ve even joked to my assistant Amy that I don’t consider a flight to be officially booked until I can see it in TripIt.

When TripIt Pro was launched, I became a customer immediately and have been using it ever since. There is not a day when I’m actively traveling that I don’t use TripIt.

Just to give you an idea of how much I rely on TripIt, here is list of how it helped my yesterday as I flew from Milwaukee to San Francisco.

Mars Science Lander in the Clean Room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Posted by on August 6, 2012

Mars Science Lander in the Clean Room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Mars Science Lander in the Clean Room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

In 2009 I had the chance to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. I was able to take a photo of part of the Mars Science Lander which was in the clean room at the time. It is the object wrapped in plastic in the lower part of the photo.

Welcome to Everything Everywhere 3.5!

Posted by on August 3, 2012

(If you are reading this on RSS, click over to the site to see the changes I’m talking about.)

Note the luxurious new captions

Note the luxurious new captioning system

After more than three years, I have FINALLY made some significant upgrades to my website.

I had originally commissioned the design of my blog back in October 2008. The designers took a ridiculously long time and by March 2009 I told them to either ship or forget it.

What they ended up delivering was acceptable, but there were always things about it I didn’t like. However, I am also a very serious procrastinator so I kept putting off getting the changes made.

Photo Essay: The Footsteps of Shackleton

Posted by on August 2, 2012

In May 1916, Sir Ernest Shackleton climbed over the mountains of South Georgia island in at attempt to get help to rescue the men of the HMS Endurance who were stranded on Elephant Island in Antarctica. He climbed over the uncharted mountains of South Georgia on foot, reaching the Norwegian whaling station of Stromness.

In January 2012, I had the pleasure of retracing the steps of Shackleton, walking the last leg of his journey to Stromness on my G Adventures trip to Antarctica. A three-hour hike in the summer that took Shackleton half a day when the terrain was covered with snow and ice. We also visited his grave at the former whaling station at Grytviken, where he is buried next to his right hand man, Frank Wild.

Being able to hike, for even a short distance, the same route as Shackleton was one of the highlights of the trip. Below are some of the images I captured from the journey.