About Eric Conn

This site is about sharing and inspiring a passion for ADVENTURE.

As Merriam-Webster defines it, adventure is a remarkable undertaking usually involving danger and risk but one that is also full of excitement. It’s not just something you do—it’s a way of seeing the world and living your life.

Adventure can be found in the most unlikely places, whether you’re on a backcountry trek in the Idaho wilderness or hustling your kids through the grocery store on a frantic Monday morning. It’s a mindset that sees obstacles as opportunities and doesn’t shy away from doing meaningful things just because they’re hard.

My goal is to inspire you with compelling stories, told with photography and words, that make you want to go start an adventure of your own. Your story is unique. I hope these stories help you find ways to live bravely along the path you’ve been called. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, welder, soldier, oil changer or corporate cube farmer, these stories are for you.

I also hope you’ll see the value of doing more with less. Life isn’t about doing a million things in a mediocre or average way; it’s about doing a few things with all the excellence you can muster. As the great philosopher Ron Swanson said, “Don’t half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” Do hard things because they’re worth doing, and worth doing well.

Here’s to your next adventure. I hope you find your inspiration and the courage to get busy living it.

 

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One comment

  • Mr. Conn,

    I just finished your article on hard men in a soft world. As someone who definitely tends towards the urbanite vision but has grown up surrounded by what you called “hard” men, I had a question. I suppose my first question is simply this: in your article your examples for what a hard man is revolved around hunting, rural, country-music loving, not-skinny-jeans wearing, manual labor type man. I assume, though, that your argument is that every man must do those things. So, what would a hard man look like in, say, an urban environment like New York City?

    Thank you for taking the time to answer.

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