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Accomplishment...backpacking with Hailey.

Backpacking with kids is immensely rewarding. For me and for them. I encourage anyone with kids to try it. Start them young, start them slow. And know their limitations. 704 more words


Heading South

We’d been enjoying our time in New Zealand, but we were aware that we hadn’t even set foot on the South Island yet. With time running out on our road trip, we decided to head south, stop overnight in Wellington and then carry on to the South Island via the Interislander Ferry. 618 more words


One Night With Lena Lake

Lilliwaup, Wash.–

Lena Lake happened to be a beautiful place to go early in the season.  Fortunately, it did not live up to its Frat House reputation.   203 more words


Days 50 & 51 - A Double Zero in Our Nations Capital

April 24-25

Mileage: 0

Gettysburg, PA and Washington, D.C.

I’ve been good friends with Lauren for over 10 years now, going all the way back to high school. 1,412 more words


The Magic of Paris

My favourite thing about Paris is the one thing that no one can really explain to you unless you are able to see it for yourself. 910 more words


Chomping and chugging in Vietnam

Why Vietnamese food hasn’t entered the culinary canon of ethnic food in America, like its Mexican and Chinese counterparts have, I’ll never understand.

From the ubiquitous steaming bowls of pho and bun cha — both met with a blessing of lime juice and chili sauce — to the regional favorites like cao lao in Hoi An, a dish that marries noodles, sprouts and mint with tender sliced pork and savory broth, dining in Vietnam was magical. 678 more words



If one does not want to learn, one will soon forget.

Like a winter with no spring.