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Visiting Guatemala: How this Central American country defied all my expectations [Part One]

When my dad called me last fall and asked if I wanted to take a trip with him, I didn’t even considering turning him down. I love to travel and my dad is a great person to go on adventures with. But when he told me he was planning a trip to Guatemala, my enthusiasm […]

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Visiting California: Lake Tahoe in January

Mike and I love snowboarding.  We love snow in general.  I probably get a little bit more excited about snow than he does, but the point is we both love it.  Which is why it was a bit disappointing our trip to Lake Tahoe was scheduled during an unusually warm January. Most of the snow […]

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Visiting New York: A Quick Trip to Syracuse

  Last October I spent a long weekend in Syracuse, NY as part of my graduate program at Syracuse University.  My dad lives nearby in Pennsylvania, so we also used it as an opportunity to meet up and do some exploring. On our first day, we did a quick tour of a few local waterfalls.  The […]

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Visiting Colorado: Grand Lake Wedding

This is really less about visiting Colorado and more about our rental car fiasco. Mike and I flew to Denver in July to celebrate a friend’s wedding (and yes, I’m just now blogging about it).  Our flights out west were uneventful and our baggage made it unscathed.  Not so fortunate was our friend Tammy, whose […]

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Visiting Virginia: Paradise Found in a Shipyard’s Shadow

It is difficult to define the word “paradise” because it means something unique to everyone. To me, paradise is an isolated cabin in the Colorado wilderness. To you, it might be a white sandy beach beside turquoise waters in the Caribbean. But paradise also can be found at a wooded site on Victory Blvd. between […]

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Visiting Virginia: The Portsmouth Path of History

Gosport Park is a one-acre slice of land where the 249-year history of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is frozen in time. The park is part of Portsmouth’s Path of History, a self-guided walking tour featuring a string of historic sites tracing the routes of Old Towne back to 1752, from the home of the Union […]

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Visiting Arizona: Sedona

The drive from the Grand Canyon to Winslow is as desolate as it gets. Once we got through Flagstaff, the trees fell away and the desert stretched to the horizon, interrupted only periodically by random rock formations and jagged hills. We got to Meteor Crater in about 2 hours. The wind was howling over the […]

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Visiting Arizona: The South Rim of the Grand Canyon

There’s nothing like a hike on Bright Angel Train to remind you how out of shape you’ve gotten. We started early in the morning on Tuesday, June 2, at about 7:30. We took the shuttle bus from Yavapai Lodge right to the trailhead. The shuttle at the canyon is really awesome. There are three lines […]

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Visiting Arizona: Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend

This was one of my favorite days of the trip. We left Monument Valley early and drove to Antelope Canyon outside the city of Page. Dad had arranged a special guided tour of the slot canyon. It was specifically for photographers, so they required each individual person have their own DSLR and tripod (neither of […]

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Visiting Arizona: Monument Valley

Last week, my dad and I took a trip to Arizona to visit Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona. We flew in to Phoenix and then drove north, making a few pit stops along the way. Our first stop was at Chilleen’s on 17, a restaurant featured on Bar Rescue that my dad wanted […]

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