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GO Adventures Tour d'Haiti North

Super Mario

Nov 6, 2013  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  No Comments

One of my favorite GO Adventures images is from an early scouting trip we took to Haiti in November 2012. In it, my friend, Tony, is sitting on the running board of our M35 support vehicle—a relentless three-axle, two-and-a-half-ton beast of a machine. Tony had just ridden his mountain bike… Read More


GO Adventures Run d'Haiti

Seven Reasons to Run

Oct 25, 2013  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  One Comment

Everyone who joins us for the Run d'Haiti (January 9-13) will have their own reasons for going. Yours might be to say you've run a 10K in Haiti. Or it might be to go on your first vision trip with the Global Orphan Project. Whatever your reason is, our hope is the Run d'Haiti will be a… Read More


GO Adventures Mole St. Nicolas, Haiti

The Far Side of the Desert

Aug 20, 2013  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  No Comments

There are only two dirt roads that will lead you to the northwest tip of Haiti. The first road takes you west along the northern coast, over a couple of river crossings and through a near lunar landscape. The second will take you along the southern side of the northwest coast from Gonaives and… Read More


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The GO Mosaic Project: Shaping Broken Pieces

Aug 16, 2013  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  One Comment

Before beginning her graduate studies at Yale University this fall, artist Megan Mitchell led a team of eight women to Haiti earlier this month to create a beautiful, wall-sized tile mosaic for a children's community in Croix des Bouquets. The mosaic theme would be based on the passage from John… Read More


GO Adventures Rukore, Uganda The Father's House

Notes from Kabale, Uganda: The Eyes of Jesus

Jul 13, 2013  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  No Comments

Our scouting team for the 2014 Tour d’Uganda has spent the past two days in the area around the beautiful mountain town of Kabale, just a few kilometers north of the border of Rwanda. We are staying at a small hotel called Birdnest along the shore of Lake Bunyonyi. Birdnest was created in 1963… Read More


GO Adventures Northwest Epic

Peaks and Valleys

Jul 7, 2013  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  2 Comments

Early last April, Nate Krumsig, John Maynard and I were scouting a section of road in northwest Haiti between the mountain town of Mare Rouge and Jean Rabel. It was a fast, seven-mile descent down a wide, rock-strewn road, mostly traveled by the locals and their livestock. And never by mountain… Read More


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The Rain on Marozeau

Jun 20, 2013  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  No Comments

Last Tuesday, ten of us rode donkeys for two and a half hours up a narrow, rocky trail to a network of ten mountain villages called Marozeau (“mah-roh-zoh”). The only way to get there is by either the donkey ride or helicopter. It’s that remote. Marozeau sits at 3,300 feet above the city… Read More


Tony in Mole St. Nicolas, Haiti

Put Love on the List

Dec 4, 2012  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  No Comments

Last Friday afternoon, my yellow legal pad was a 38-item “to do” list with a 5 pm deadline. Items ranged from finalizing GO Adventures clothing orders to designing Run d’Haiti medals for our events next month. The list went on, but it wasn’t going to get done. No time. For most of us,… Read More


Mark on the road to Jean Rabel

Tour d'Haiti North Scouting Retreat: Mole St. Nicolas

Nov 8, 2012  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  No Comments

Scouting retreats are bite-sized portions of a GO Adventure experience. By assessing the terrain, the food, the weather and our on-the-ground partners, they are necessary "tests" that help us understand the realities and challenges of any location where we operate a GO Adventure. On the… Read More


GO Adventures Caving in to God Men's Retreat Royal Gorge

Caving in to God: Reflections on the Men's Retreat

Jul 27, 2012  |  IV W.  |  GO Adventures  |  2 Comments

When I was a kid, maybe 12-years-old, my best friend and I looked for places to push the limits. We would find storm drains to crawl through, trees to climb and new trails to blaze around our lake. When the lake froze over, we made sure the ice was four inches thick before sliding out on it. We… Read More

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