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The Ghosts Of Christmas 2015

What a busy, busy year! Whew. And I’m thankful for every minute of it.

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A New National Historic Site in NASA

I stood on the floor of NASA’s old mission control trying to wrap my head around it all. After all, it’s where the Apollo 11 lunar landing was coordinated. It was the spot where it all happened with Apollo 13. And it’s where so many of the most awesome moments in space exploration history – […]

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The Ghosts of Christmas 2012

‘Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not one except a big ol’ blogger looking back on his year of travel. I feel blessed after such a wonderful year. From a road trip to Arizona, my first adventure of the year, to trips back home to the Midwest, and many points […]

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Hiking in Texas Hill Country

I really wanted to go hiking in the Texas Hill Country during my stay at Travaasa Austin. It was the one thing I wanted to do more than anything else while staying at the resort. I love getting out, getting a little dirty hiking, and then going back to enjoy everything that such a place […]

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An Austin Resort Weekend with Travaasa

There are a lot of hotels in Austin, Texas. I will not stay at another hotel or resort in Austin other than Travaasa, though. After spending a weekend there, exploring all aspects of the resort and spa in the hills outside of town, I am convinced there is not a better place to stay for […]

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My Favorite National Parks of the West

It is no secret that I love the national parks of the United States. I make it a point to go to as many as I can each year, driving to most thanks to my parallel love of road trips. And after seeing so many impressive places through the years, I figured it was high […]

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Lizards on the Mantel, Burros at the Door

I had to do a lot of preparatory research before writing my book, The Drive North: A Swing Down Memory Lane. A lot of it was rather tedious and boring historical reading, something I thought I was over when I graduated from college, but there was an occasional gem that I really enjoyed. One of […]

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A Travel Guide to the Plains Indian Wars

Generally speaking, I’ve given up on guide books. I just don’t use them any longer, and I don’t see the need to thanks to our good friend the Internet. So much information is available for free here that it doesn’t make sense to spend money on a book to give you the same information. But […]

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