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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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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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The Ghosts of Capitol Hill – Washington D.C.

Dancing statues. A blood stain that cannot be removed. A demon cat. And tragedies galore. It’s all part of the history of our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. I found Washington, D.C. to be a fascinating place. It’s steeped in history, and it’s a hotbed of...

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Swimming with Spinner Dolphins

An Obsession with Dolphins I have always loved dolphins. Growing up on the Southern California coast it was good luck if I spotted them from the freeway on my way to school. The Bottlenose dolphins that called the waters of my childhood home their own were my...

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Gatorland’s Gator Bait

Florida has plenty to do, especially in the city of commerce-Orlando. There are plenty of amazing theme parks in Florida, however, I searched for something different. Gatorland offered a wide range of experiences from rare animal shows to a thrilling zip line. There...

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The Must-See
Museums of Bentonville

Children's Museum of Bentonville The city of Bentonville, Arkansas creates a hometown feel with all the perks of a metropolis but with way less traffic. Bentonville has numerous museums ranging from American art to indigenous culture to children’s hands-on imagination...

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Spring Bloom
in the Desert

Desert in "Superbloom". Subtle - the word best describing this. I grew up in SoCal and trust me, even a subtle “Superbloom” is a rare and noteworthy sight. The same rains that soaked San Diego, make that all of California, gave Anza-Borrego Desert State Park nearly...

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