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The Best New York City Rooftops

The Best New York City Rooftops

When I first moved to The Big Apple, I was obsessed with finding the best rooftops in NYC. Almost every weekend, especially during spring and summer season, I felt the need to try a new one. Whether it was The Press Lounge, Harriet’s Rooftop or 230 Fifth, I developed...

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Corpus Christi, City by the Sea

Corpus Christi, City by the Sea

In the summer of 2020, my crew got a call late at night to pack our bags and head to Corpus Christi, Texas. Hurricane Hanna was headed for South Texas. As a traveling lineman for over ten years, I knew what this meant for our team and what it meant for the locals....

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Waterfall Wonderland: The Columbia River Gorge

Waterfall Wonderland: The Columbia River Gorge

It is only 80 miles long but contains over 100 waterfalls. Eleven of these are over 100 feet high with the 620-foot drop of Multnomah Falls as the most famous and accessible. The vertical basalt walls of the gorge go from sea level to nearly 4000 feet. The Columbia...

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Breaking the Con

Breaking the Con

Each year, one event commands the attendance of the world’s greatest superheroes and villains - San Diego Comic-Con. Since 1970, like-minded mighty humans, inhumans and other-worldly good guys and bad have stepped out of the comic books and movies, and gathered along...

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Bar Harbor- All things between sunrise and sunset

Bar Harbor- All things between sunrise and sunset

"Bar Harbor, it is going to be" I had finally zeroed in on my Labor Day weekend's destination after much deliberation. A real vacation in-quite some time. The one that won't be clouded with the terrors of the pandemic. Fully vaccinated for a while, I hadn't travelled...

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Road Trip to Arcosanti

Road Trip to Arcosanti

In the summer of 2019, I drove myself and two puppies to Arizona. There were no hard deadlines on this trip, I had no reservations or plans, in fact, I had done little research in advance about my final destination. I had noticed in myself a defiant loyalty to the...

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Visiting Ducklings In Boston Common

Visiting Ducklings In Boston Common

Boston, Massachusetts, brimming with history and culture has always been a tourist magnet attracting visitors to its world class museums, parks, sports stadiums, educational institutions and its numerous independence related sites. But I was here with my daughter for...

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Travel-in-Place: Klickitat Traders

Travel-in-Place: Klickitat Traders

Where I live over two-thirds of the adult population have been vaccinated against CoVid, and travel is again beginning to enter the collective conscious. Now it’s time to move outside the Travel-in-Place imposed lines and take baby steps back into the Pacific...

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A Unique Souvenir from the Big Apple

A Unique Souvenir from the Big Apple

Bringing popular souvenirs from a country back home is as much a tradition for travellers as clicking a selfie at some Instagrammable joints in the country. On the last day of my holiday in New York, I realized I had not bought a single piece of souvenir yet. Since my...

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An Encounter with Waterfire in Providence

An Encounter with Waterfire in Providence

The river walk was slowly filling up with people. Expectant, exuberant and excited. They lined up on the promenade and on the bridges over the river. They sat on the steps leading to the water. They sat with their legs dangling over the river. Slowly the sun set over...

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Finding Americana: The Cody Nite Rodeo

Finding Americana: The Cody Nite Rodeo

As people who grew up in coastal cities, I am not accustomed to Wild West cowboy culture, aside from what I’ve seen in TV and movies. But when international travel came to a halt in 2020, I packed up the car and drove through the Western US from my current Seattle...

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