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14,114 feet – Pikes Peak Colorado

Standing miles above sea level, at such an incredible altitude, my gaze is directed past the camera to the striking curve of the Earth. At this point, the air is thin and each step I take is in the direction of less oxygen available than the last – alone, closer to...

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Whitney Plantation: A Different Kind of Tour

The Southern Plantation A Slave Past I’ve visited plenty of plantations in the southern states. Most are beautifully restored homes and the tours focus on the gentility of the antebellum south where the greatest discomfort is owed to corsets and multiple petticoats...

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The Last Stronghold of the Navajo, Canyon de Chelly

Exploring the History and Beauty of the Canyon The last rays of the setting sun painted the canyon walls a deep orange as they turned the bottom of the clouds reddish. I was at Tsegi Overlook taking in one of the classic views of Canyon de Chelly. Tsegi (Say-ih) is...

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Chasing Covered Bridges in Marion County

Covered bridges entered Oregon's Willamette Valley during the 19th century along with pioneers settling the Pacific Northwest. Over 400 of these wooden relics of a past time are estimated to have been raised, mostly from 1905 to 1925, but only 51 of these remain...

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Silversmithing in Breckenridge’s Arts District

When I think of Breckenridge, Colorado, I immediately think of skiing, so I wasn’t sure what to do when meeting a group of friends there during the off-season. Imagine my surprise to find myself trying my hand at silversmithing…transforming clay into a silver pendant!...

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Casa Oasis Todos Santos es su Casa

Esta Casa es su Casa – Casa Oasis is your Home Lately many publications are touting the virtues of Todos Santos for visitors. Among these, and hands down the best, is Casa Oasis. Located on the Baja California peninsula 1½ hours from the Los Cabos airport but a world...

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Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa Getting in the car early I headed to Indian Wells for the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa and got an early start. Anytime I leave Los Angeles for the Palm Springs area there are certain truths. With a short two-hour drive, I...

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Circling the Tropics – A Baja Sur Road Trip, Part 2

Over the Baja Sur Divide My journey continues... Leaving my vacation home at Casa Oasis Todos Santos and the tropics after 4 days, I drive north and in about an hour reach the crest of my loop. Here the road intersects the Trans-Peninsular highway (BCS-1). A southern...

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