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Spending Fall in the Finger Lakes

I can't imagine living without four seasons.  I know some people love waking up and knowing it'll be blue skies and 75 degrees every day, but I think I'd miss the changing weather.  I love winter's snowy landscapes and excuses to play outside before snuggling up by the fire.  I can't get enough of spring's thunderstorms and the first blooming flowers, and I enjoy long, sunny … [Read More]

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Cheap Travel Deals This Fall

I'm always on the lookout for good travel deals and I've taken advantage of a few great ones in the past.  With some of the options I've found today, I'm dreaming about this combination for six weeks of travel. Fly from Washington DC to Anchorage $133 … [Read More]

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Initial Thoughts on Guatemala

Now that I've been in Guatemala for awhile -- longer than most "normal" trips I've taken -- I think it's fair to share a few of my initial thoughts and impressions.  I'm sure my views will change as I experience more things and settle in more fully and I'm … [Read More]

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Resources to Plan Your Next Roadtrip

With Labor Day right around the corner, I'm betting that a fair amount of you have roadtrips planned for the long weekend.  I'll be one of the over 29 million people that AAA is projecting will be on the roads this holiday weekend.  With 1,350 miles of driving … [Read More]

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Revisiting December 2012 Blog Posts

I have more posts about Nicaragua to share with you this month, but as always, I like to share a few posts from this time last year that are still relevant to readers today.  If you're new to the blog, or have a new reason to re-read my former posts, here's … [Read More]

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Beautiful Bell Canyon Hike in Salt Lake City

My weekend in Salt Lake City was such a tease.  Utah is a state that beckons to outdoors-lovers, urging you to come play under its big, blue skies.  I always considered Moab to be the mecca of the state for adventurers, but perhaps I'm wrong.  Maybe it's … [Read More]