The Best Meal I Had in Paris… AND Some Final Amazing Photos From My Trip

March 23, 2018

One more post about my five nights in Paris. Can ya handle it? (I hope you say yes!)

I wrote, in my last post, about all the things I did and saw, but I left out a major component: the food.

Here’s the thing about Paris: Read the rest of this entry »


I Spent Five Nights in Paris, and Walked 22 Miles. Here’s What I Saw.

March 21, 2018

The number in the title isn’t an exaggeration – in fact, it’s a conservative estimate. I really did walk 22 miles (at least) while visiting Paris for the Eiffel Tower Vertical race!

In addition to being gorgeous, I found Paris very easy to navigate. I never once used a taxi or Uber, and instead relied on their stellar train and bus system, as well as my own two feet.

It was a packed trip. I had never been to Paris before, and there is so much to see and do! On one epic walking trip, we walked the Read the rest of this entry »


How Do You Say ‘Joy, Pride, Exhaustion and Tears’ in French? (Eiffel Tower Vertical Race Recap)

March 20, 2018

16 minutes and 17 seconds. That’s how long it took me to race up all the stairs in the Eiffel Tower.

16 minutes and 17 seconds, during which I smiled, sweated, screamed, cried, and pushed myself as hard as I could go, and then even harder.

This wasn’t just another stair race. This felt like an event I’ve been working towards for eight years; a destination that I was always meant to reach, even though I didn’t even know it was on the horizon until a few months ago.

The race was La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel – the Eiffel Tower Vertical. It’s one of the most Read the rest of this entry »


Holy Crap, I’M GOING TO PARIS! I’m One of Three Americans That Were Selected to Race Up the Eiffel Tower Stairs This Year

January 23, 2018

Bonjour, je m’appelle David, et je vais en France!

I’m so honored and excited to share some extraordinary news: I’m competing in my first international stair race, and it’s in one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower!

I’ve been sitting on this news for almost two weeks. I shared it on social media, but held off of posting it here until the race organizers published it on their website. And that finally happened today!

La Verticale de la tour Eiffel is one of the Read the rest of this entry »