Adventure

Kayaking Excursion Unravels Into Chaos

Kayaking Excursion Unravels Into Chaos

While on a kayaking excursion, Carlos was struggling in the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii when my daughter, Shane, arrived at a harrowing thought: This might be it. I’m thankful to report that it wasn’t “it” for Carlos. My husband is alive and...

Shark Adventure: A Dive Into a Shark Arena

Shark Adventure: A Dive Into a Shark Arena

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 5, 2017 This shark adventure is a guest column written by Vera Koo’s husband, Carlos … Vera and I have different avenues toward pursuing our hobbies. Vera is drawn to activities that she can try to conquer. She’s...

Vera Koo and Her Zombie Apocalypse Experience

Vera Koo and Her Zombie Apocalypse Experience

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published April 7, 2020 Life with Carlos is an adventure, so much so that I often think I have lived 2 or 3 lifetimes compressed into one. Throughout our 50 years of marriage, we have not had a dull moment. We raised a family. We...

Staving Off Physical and Mental Deterioration with a New Sport

Staving Off Physical and Mental Deterioration with a New Sport

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published January 28, 2020 After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp. I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I have turned 73 last...

In Search of the Perfect Athlete, a Dressage Horse

In Search of the Perfect Athlete, a Dressage Horse

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 21, 2019 He wanted to find a perfect athlete who demonstrated focus. One who maintained their body and avoided injury. One who had the mental makeup to not only handle thousands of hours of practice, but also the...

Retro WON: Benefits of Outdoor Sports and Activities

Retro WON: Benefits of Outdoor Sports and Activities

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, January 23, 2020 When I moved from Hong Kong to the United States at 12 years old, I did not understand the obsession this country has with sports. Years later, I now see why Americans put such value on sports. Sports teach you...

Squaw Valley Spartan Beast a Beauty of a Fait Accompli

Squaw Valley Spartan Beast a Beauty of a Fait Accompli

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, January 17, 2018 Squaw Valley Ski Resort holds a special place in the hearts of my daughters, Christina and Shane. They spent winter days skiing there growing up, and it remains a popular gathering spot for my family. This fall,...

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