2024 Exumas, Bahamas

By Brian Irwin | February 26, 2024

Our family just returned from Staniel Cay in the Exumas. We spent the week exploring the island chain on golf carts, boats and on foot. It’s a magical place where most of the 365 islands are uninhabited by humans. Rather there are pods of nurse sharks, wild boars and large…

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2023 India

By Brian Irwin | July 2, 2023

We emerged from a trip to India with layover in London upon return. The thrust of our trip was to visit Dodital, a four-day trek to the lake that is the birthplace of Ganesh.  That Hindu god, the elephant head god, is revered as the destroyer of obstacles to success.…

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2023 Virgina Fly Fishing

By Brian Irwin | April 17, 2023

My father used to fly fish in the rivers of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I always envied his trips with his friends but when I was of age he allowed me to join. Last week just my father and I returned to these storied waters.  While we both caught fish…

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2023 Colorado skiing

By Brian Irwin | February 21, 2023

Reid and I are currently snowbound in Durango, Colorado, waylaid at our good friend’s home, the Mathers, we just finished skiing at Silverton Mountain.  Silverton is a raw, simple, one lift, 26k acre powder haven complete with helicopter drops. Thereafter we went to Telluride for a great day of skiing…

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2022 Turneffe Island, Belize

By Brian Irwin | November 3, 2022

Darcie and I just returned from Turneffe Atoll off the coast of Belize.  One of only three atolls in this hemisphere, it was a wonderful trip chasing bonefish, permit and tarpon.  While the permit would evade us, I came tight on three tarpon and landed one, plus scores of bones. …

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2022 Cordillera Huyahaush Trek, Peru

By Brian Irwin | August 5, 2022

We just emerged from an amazing trek in Peru’s most remote mountain range, the Cordillera Huayhuash. Fifty miles, four passes up to almost 16,000 feet and sweeping views everywhere. We were supported by our outfitter, Colonia Adventures out of Huaraz. These folks not only arrange a tight, perfect itinerary, they…

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2021 Berry Islands, Out Islands, Bahamas

By Brian Irwin | December 18, 2021

We just returned from the Berry Islands.  A magical time away from the world.  Full of thick bonefish, which often succumbed to sharks, great company and conversation.  Thanks so much to Darcie Reed, my post, and Chris Allen, our benevolent friend and charter pilot who made this all possible.

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2021 Guyana expedition

By Brian Irwin | March 8, 2021

I’ve just returned from five weeks deep in the Guyana jungle where I served as an expedition doctor for a National Geographic trip.  The thrust of the mission was to have a team consisting of Mark Synnott, Alex Honnold, Federico Pisani and others pioneer a new trail to, and route…

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2020 South Andros Island, Out Islands, Bahamas

By Brian Irwin | February 13, 2020

Freshly back from a wonderful trip to the Out Islands of The Bahamas. I angled Andros’ South Island. With tidal creeks thick with bonefish to allow long fishing days in high wind, Andros is the best bet for many, and big, bones in this hemisphere. A remote island that had…

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2019 Hurricane Dorian, Abacos, Bahamas

By Brian Irwin | October 28, 2019

This used to be a neighborhood.  Hundreds dead.  The people are hopeful, however, beautiful and will persevere.  Abaco strong.

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