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6 Best Hollywood Attractions

Hollywood is the home of some major worldwide sights, and while there are plenty of things to fill your time, there are some Hollywood attractions that simply cannot be missed.  Here is a list of the places you have to…

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Where are all the arches in Arches National Park?

About two hours from the Colorado border, we arrived at Arches National Park in Utah.  It was our third national park we visited in Utah and the last stop on our national park road trip tour.  Our mission was to photograph all the arches of the park, all…

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Hiking Trails near Palm Springs

Last weekend, a friend of mine and I were talking about taking a quick one night road trip to Palm Springs. It’d be great- we’d pack up and drive there early one morning, getting there just in time for a bacon flight and brunch…

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4 Things that don’t have to stay in Vegas

I’m not a huge gambler. In fact, I’ve probably logged more hours in Vegas Casinos than most people and all I’ve ever gambled is 50 bucks. Yes, I’m counting the time I lived there for three months, and that time…

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Hiking in the Dark

Hiking in the dark sounds bold, dangerous and exciting. And, it is. Anyone can hike Runyon Canyon during the day- but what’s the fun in that? There are hundreds of people around, yes- maybe a celebrity or two, but it’s…

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Animals & Radnor Lake

Ever hear an acoustic guitar or banjo riff and become transported to somewhere similar the set of ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’ or read a passage from ‘Leaves of Grass’ and find a wilderness landscape suddenly painted across your imagination?…

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Don’t Panic: How to Hike Mt. Fuji in the Off-Season

Since July and August are the only months considered “climbing season”, you are far more likely to be around Mt. Fuji during the off-season.  If you’re like me though, you’ll still want to climb it, ’cause it’s freakin’ Mt. Fuji.  Here is a…

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From a hiker to a climber: Climbing Mt. Fuji

  When Bob decided he wanted to climb Mt. Fuji last year, that meant Bob had decided that we were going to climb Mt. Fuji. Don’t get me wrong, I love hiking but something on that scale was incomprehensible to…

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Luck of the Irish Ticketing Agent: Howth, Ireland

Looking back through my travel photos, I found several from Howth, Ireland, a city I never meant to travel to but would thoroughly recommend visiting. We had traveled to Dublin and after two days, were in search of something else. As…

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Travel your own City: Week 4

When Bob and I went to London this past summer, I remember how we spent an entire afternoon walking around St. James Park. And, in Sydney we wandered through the Royal Botanical Gardens, people watching and checking out all the…

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Travel your own city: Week 2

There is something magical about visiting a new place, maybe on a different coast, and seeing the sun set. Either behind a mountain or across a body of water, the colors in the sky are a different set of vibrant…

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Sexy Red Rock Canyon

My conscience craves balance; it lets me believe I’m doing ‘good’ if I offset my more indulgent whims with healthier, wholesome activities.  Don’t get me wrong, my conscience plays by its own rules and I’ve taught it to probably over-compensate…

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