The Best of Busking: 3 Top Destinations for Street Performers in the United States

By Rebecca Johnson A life of travelling can be highly appealing, but few of us have the accommodations (or deep enough pockets) to travel year-round. However, financial limitations and standard accommodations aren’t needed for everyone while travelling throughout the United States. A rare few are bold, resourceful, and talented enough to pick up the lifestyle

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:01+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Guest Post, Travel|0 Comments

Guest Post: Bear Grylls and Humble Pie

Today I am switching gears a bit and throwing the spotlight to my Omnigames team mate and fellow adventure Junkie Jon Bausman who is goin to talk about one of his outdoor heroes and how that relates to his experience in the games. Take it away Jon. - Patrick If I could meet one celebrity,

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:08+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Guest Post, Utah|1 Comment

Mountain Biking at Winter Park

September 3, 2011 WINTER PARK, Colorado – Patrick and I had hoped to mountain bike in Canyonlands or Moab, but things just didn’t work out. We had also planned to visit the Moniz family in Boulder, but upon descending from the summit of Independence Monument, I learned from Mike Moniz that he and his family

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:38+00:00 October 7th, 2011|Guest Post|0 Comments

Independence Monument

September 2, 2011 GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – The allure of the desert tower has long held sway over my climbing Psyche.  When I first laid eyes on Devils Tower in Wyoming in 2004, I knew I had to climb it – and I didn’t even start climbing seriously until 2009.  I’ve since climbed Devils Tower

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:38+00:00 September 23rd, 2011|Guest Post|0 Comments

Moab and Arches

September 1, 2011 MOAB, Utah – The original plan was to climb Red Rocks, just outside of Vegas. But with triple digit temperatures forecast, Patrick and I headed north and east in search of cooler climates to climb. We passed up Zion (too hot), and Mount Hayden along the Grand Canyon North Rim

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:39+00:00 September 21st, 2011|Guest Post, Travel, Utah|0 Comments

Mount Rushmore and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Editor’s Note:  For the last thirteen days this blog has been the story of an adventure began by Patrick Gensel and Bill Urbanski, and then joined on August 7th by David Weaver and Maraya Morgan.  Patrick, now traveling solo in Seattle, will soon take on the challenge of climbing Mt. Rainier. 

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:39+00:00 August 17th, 2011|Guest Post|0 Comments


CODY, Wyoming - Wednesday August 10, 2011: Our Teton adventure behind us, it was time to play tourist for a bit.  We drove the hour or so north to Yellowstone National Park, our nation’s first National Park.  Our schedule as usual was compressed.  Seattle was calling Patrick.  David, Maraya and I were being pulled in

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:39+00:00 August 16th, 2011|Guest Post|0 Comments

Grand Teton Report

MOOSE, Wyoming – The proposed climbing schedule was, in retrospect, a little nuts:  four sea-levelers trying to run up the Grand Teton in a day, unguided, and with no prior experience on the mountain.  The team got close, but ultimately we did not reach the summit. We bailed at 13,000 feet at the

By | 2017-12-16T19:34:40+00:00 August 11th, 2011|Guest Post|0 Comments

OR Wrap and The Grand Teton

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming -- The Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City has come to an end.  For a first timer, it was a little overwhelming and in many ways a blur.  Patrick and I actually had a "light"schedule compared to some we know (Jason, Josh, etc. - you know who you are). Nonetheless, we

By | 2011-08-08T06:21:03+00:00 August 8th, 2011|Guest Post|1 Comment