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Ford Rouge Factory Tour

A fascinating walking tour of the factory floor where Ford builds their F-150 trucks.

Behind the Blue Oval at NAIAS 2015

I visit Detroit with Ford to get an insiders look at NAIAS 2015

A Summer of Travel

A whirlwind summer of travel has happened for me this year. This post highlights a few of the destinations I’ve visited so far and what I’ve been up to.

Maker Faire Bay Area

I just returned from San Francisco where I attended the world’s largest Maker Faire in San Mateo (aka the Bay Area Maker Faire). I’ve been to and exhibited at a number of Maker Faires but this was my first time at the ‘big one’ which originated in the Bay Area 9 years ago.

Flying up the Sunshine Coast

Recently I had a chance to check another item off the bucket list…fly a plane! My friend John has a 3D printer which I helped him get dialed in and he paid me back by taking me for a spin in his plane on a perfect day.

Kilauea Volcano & Kona Coffee Farm Tour

My last day in Hawaii was a guided tour of the island with Hawaii Outdoor Guides. The day long tour started with a 9am pickup from the hotel in Waikoloa […]

Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise in Kona, Hawaii

After a spectacular time at the Brewfest, the next morning came a little too quickly as Marc and I headed down to the Kona pier to embark on a snorkel and whale watching tour with Body Glove Hawaii. Snorkelling is something I love doing and try to do as much of as possible when I visit Hawaii. Surprisingly, I’d never done a boat trip before. All my snorkelling was done from shore so I was stoked to hear that we’d be headed to a secluded reef.

Kona Brewers Festival 2014

I just got back from my shortest trip to Hawaii ever…just four days. My pal, Marc Smith, invited me to tag along while he was on the last island (the big island of Hawaii) of his 30 Day Adventures in Hawaii. I’ve been to Hawaii many times but this was the first time back to Kona since I first visited 20 years ago. Fortunately for me, one of the events on his agenda was the 2014 Kona Brewers Festival. Because beer…in Hawaii.

Ford at the North American International Auto Show

I was recently in Detroit to see what Ford has been working on for the North American International Auto Show (aka NAIAS). It doesn’t get much bigger on this continent than this event in the car world.

The Great Canadian Volkswagen TDI Tour

Recently I was invited to take part in the final leg of the Great Canadian TDI Diesel Tour with Volkswagen Canada. The premise of the trip was that starting from […]