Hiking Camelback Mountain in Phoenix

Camelback Mountain dominates the views of the Phoenix landscape as a peak rising to the highest point in the Valley. It gets its name because it looks like a camel. We hoped to hike it with everybody in town for … Continued

Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti

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On a quiet corner lot in an unassuming affluent neighborhood of the Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona, is the home and studio of architect and artist Paolo Soleri, which he called Cosanti meaning against things. It doesn’t fit in with … Continued

Showing a Friend around My Hometown

I recently took a very quick trip home to Dallas because my best friend, who went back to China and has been there for the last two years, was in the States visiting family. His sister lives just outside Dallas, … Continued

My World Heritage Adventures

One thing you’ll see on my updated bucket list is “Visit the most significant historical, cultural and natural sites in the world inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.” Not too long ago, I mentioned that my current workplace is … Continued

Top 5 Posts from 5 Years of Adventure Patches

This week Adventure Patches turns five! I published my first post for an assignment in a college five years ago today. I didn’t know I would continue beyond that semester-long project, but I did because people responded and enjoyed what … Continued

Birthday Quest: Arizona’s 5 Temples

To celebrate my birthday last week I decided to visit all five LDS temples in Arizona. This ambitious idea required a plan. Two of them are three hours away from Phoenix in opposite directions, and at least four hours are … Continued

Lego, Cars and UNESCO

Lego The first part of 2015 has been very eventful at my work place. It began with the unveiling of a special model of Wright’s winter camp made of more than 200,000 Lego bricks created by one of the Danish … Continued

A Photographic Adventure to the Los Angeles Temple

On my quest to visit and photograph all of the world’s LDS temples, while helping my sister drive home to California from Texas recently we made a pit stop at the Los Angeles California Temple. I had visited this temple … Continued

A New Year’s Adventure to Tumacacori

Ever since rafting on the Li River on New Year’s Day in 2012, I’ve wanted to make each New Year’s Day a day of adventure to set the next 365 days off to a great start. Two years ago for … Continued

Two Houstons – A President and a City

I had a busy Christmas vacation going to Oklahoma to see the Price Tower in Bartlesville, but that wasn’t my only excursion away from Dallas. I also went to Houston to visit family, a friend and the Houston Temple. I had … Continued

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