Travel

Grand Canyon, Arizona

June 18, 2014
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From “Midnight On The Desert” by J.B. Priestly, 1937 I have heard rumors of visitors who were disappointed. The same people will be disappointed at the Day of Judgment. In fact, the Grand Canyon is a sort of landscape Day of Judgment. It is not a show place, a beauty spot, but a revelation. The […]

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Sixteen Hundred Miles In Arizona

June 14, 2014
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Saturday: I was nervous as I packed my bag. I generally look forward to travel with the abandon of a curious child but this time was different. I would be driving more than 1,600 miles on this week-long trip – roughly the distance from Augusta, Maine to Miami, Florida. I love to explore the country but I […]

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My Baseball Stadium Tour: Two-Thirds Down, Heading for the Top of the Seventh

August 5, 2013
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After last month’s trip to Coors Field in Denver, I’ve officially reach the two-thirds mark in my quest to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. I had originally intended to visit all 30 within five years. My five year plan has now turned into a seven year plan. No big deal, I’ve enjoyed the […]

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I Left My Heart in the Black Hills of South Dakota

August 3, 2013
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Take me back to the black hills The black hills of Dakota To the beautiful Indian country That I love. Lost my heart in the black hills The black hills of Dakota Where the pines are so high That they kiss the sky above. And when I get that lonesome feelin’ And I’m miles away […]

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Stop Thinking About It And Just Do It!: Now Is The Time To See The World

February 2, 2013
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I’ve been stuck in a rut lately. My job is not fulfilling and it seems to be dragging my spirit down. It’s not that I have a terrible job or that I’m overwhelmed or anything like that. It’s actually a pretty good job and I think I’m very good at it. It’s just that I […]

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go!: My Bucket List

November 13, 2012
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When I was in my teens I had plenty of goals, but I didn’t spend much time thinking about how I would actually achieve those goals. Life was long. And though things weren’t perfect, they would eventually get better. Or so I thought. And then I learned some very painful lessons. I was twenty-one years […]

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Exploring Colombia: Carnaval de Barranquilla

May 12, 2012
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With only three days left in Colombia, I was ready to soak in the sights and sounds of Carnaval. My sister and I hopped on a bus and made the roughly three hour drive from Cartagena to Barranquilla. Fortunately, my sunburned skin was healing quickly, thanks to a disciplined regimen of applying soothing skin creams […]

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Exploring Colombia: Sunburned in Cartagena

April 7, 2012
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After a great first week exploring Bogota and Cali, my Colombia trip hit a low point when I arrived in Cartagena. Not that Cartagena is a terrible place to visit. It just isn’t somewhere I care to ever see again. We arrived on a Friday at 10:00am. I was looking forward to hitting the beach as Cartagena is well known […]

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Why I Love Baseball: My Quest for 30 Stadiums in 5 Years

March 31, 2012
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Some people will never understand why I love baseball so much. They say it’s a slow sport, a boring sport. They say baseball is for old people, while young, hip people follow cool sports like basketball and football. I think they’re wrong. As much as I love basketball and football, I think baseball is the […]

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Exploring Colombia: Sweet Cholados in Cali

March 17, 2012
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I was a little disoriented by the hustle and bustle in El Dorado International Airport. As I rushed to depart Bogota, my Spanish language skills seemed to be fading just as I needed them most. Slow down!, I wanted to shout at the woman behind the counter. Why did every airport employee seem to want […]

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