Ty is an adventure travel enthusiast; be it for play - whether on a mountain bike, expedition run, yoga retreat, or just plain exploring new places, or work - providing public relations and marketing for clients, travel writing, or photography. As a single dad, his favorite travel companion is often his 9-year-old son, Caleb. In his travels, he finds fulfillment in meeting new people, and discovering new places and perspectives the world provides.
He believes photography and writing provide engaging platforms in being able to communicate the beauty, the commonality, as well as the diversity, and even the struggle that exists across mankind. Having spent 3 years with Adventure Sports Magazine, and then as a contributing photojournalist with publications such as Running Times, No Boundaries, Away.com, Livestrong.com and Runners World, he decided to take the leap and launch Adventure Traveler Online (ATO).
He is excited about the staff at ATO and the mission they have laid out and the opportunity to share and learn from the many talented individuals doing what they love. While in his personal life, continuing to be a good listener, friend and father in the world.
Born in 1930 in rural Missouri, Charles Vandegriffe, Sr., brings his time and place to the Communities.
Take time out of a busy schedule to enjoy the simple things in life.
Take a moment to remember Pearl Harbor, the start of World War II, and the sacrifices for freedom.
What a blessing it is to live in this country.
The ObamaCare system was not fully tested prior to implementation due to political reasons.
Columns from Voices around the World talking about the events, people, politics and social issues that concern us wherever, and whoever, we are.
Chef Mary Moran discusses the food we eat, where it comes from and what it does for us.
An informed and often humorous take on the world of advertising, public relations and social media. 100% Pure. Not from concentrate.
Does it take over 25 years in public service to really know what goes on in Washington?
NFL junkie Eric Golub reports on his favorite obsession. There is no football offseason. Every February he pretends to care about other sports while sobbing uncontrollably each Sunday until September.
Published 10:09 p.m. September 14, 2011
The only thing between you and a steel platform 1,400 feet away is a cable, a 600-foot drop, and a serious gut check.
Published 9:47 p.m. September 14, 2011
As the 'L' train roars to a halt passengers are greeted by the six- corner intersection of Damen, North & Milwaukee Avenue, the heart of the funky bohemian neighborhood of Wicker Park.
Published 11:45 a.m. September 3, 2011
Kailua-Kona hosts over 800 coffee farms with the islands ideal growing conditions. Kona coffees have become respected worldwide as an industry standard in quality and taste.
Published 9:38 p.m. August 27, 2011
By Geary Yelton special to ATO at the Communities A usually tranquil island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks has been receiving an unusual amount of attention as Hurricane Irene bears down on the East Coast. Despite its reputation as an occasional magnet for hurricanes and tropical storms, Ocracoke Island is one of the most charming destinations you’ll find.