adventure

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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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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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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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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Exploring Colombia: Biking Through Bogota

March 10, 2012
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As I rushed from work to Reagan National Airport, my heartbeat began to accelerate. In less than eight hours I would arrive in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia hadn’t been on my original list of countries to visit in the next five years. The list, which seems to grow each month, includes Vietnam, Cuba, Brazil, China, and […]

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