Five places to travel to this fall

Denali National Park, Alaska I’ll admit that Alaska was barely on my radar until Sarah Palin amused the masses during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Eight years after she talked about being able to see Russia from her backyard, I finally made it to Alaska during Labor Day weekend, the unofficial start to the fall…

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Four geothermal pools you have to experience in Iceland

Marinating in a geothermal pool steaming with sulfur water from deep within the earth is a quintessential Icelandic experience. Sure you could spend a small fortune at the Blue Lagoon along with everyone else who ever goes to Iceland and look no further, or you can do as the Vikings did for a very long…

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From Cityscapes to Landscapes – A Summer in Nature

I had a dream when I was in my late teens. That I would live in the mother of all cities: New York City. When I finally arrived there for graduate school in 2008, it was exactly as I had imagined it. A city whose sights and sounds never faded at any time of the…

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Top 5 stops on the drive between Banff and Jasper

The drive between Banff and Jasper may be one of the most epic I have seen (top contenders are road trips on the Pacific Highway in the U.S., drive through the Scottish Highlands, and the Connemara coast of Irelands). Breathtaking views at every turn – unspoiled and serene vistas of lakes, waterfalls, forests, and more…

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Avoid post-vacation burnout – 10 tips to handle vacation stress

Ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? 10 tips to avoid post vacation burnout.

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Weekend getaway to Key West, Florida

guide to a weekend getaway in key west florida.

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Letter to my 20-year old self

what would you tell your 20 year old self based on what you know now?

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Outside in – Perspective of a Perennial Outsider

read the mind of someone who is always an outsider.

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