Vera Koo offers wisdom about evolving into a different artist, appreciating the simple and fine things you find in life and in people.
Vera Koo Writes About Adventure
In this post we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite adventurous experiences that Vera Koo has blogged about. Enjoy this recap!
Climbing in the 22nd Century
Vera Koo’s daughter, Shane, describes what it’s like to return to the sport of climbing, and about how it has changed.
Vera Koo: On Hiking the Lanikai Pillbox in Hawaii
Vera Koo and some of her family members recently hiked to the top of Lanikai Pillbox in Hawaii. She discovered a few things about the hike and about her life in the process.
Sharing a Love of Rock Climbing with My Daughter
Shane Koo tells us how her daughter, Mia, has become interested in her mother’s passion: rock climbing. Shane believes it is a parent’s goal to be surpassed by her children, in all aspects of life.
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
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...
The Quest to Dig Up the Elusive Geoduck Clam
This is a guest post written by Vera Koo’s daughter, Shane, and describes her quest to find the elusive geoduck clam while on a camping trip.
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
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
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...
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,...