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No Tengo Presidente

This Must Be The Place

07.02.2017 in Culture, People

Last weekend I recorded a podcast with a former co-worker talking about travel, politics, and crafting an adventurous life. Weaving somewhat diverse topics from my background into a common thread made for a fun discussion with Eric, and I hope you enjoy listening to it…

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Tope Is A Four Letter Word

08.11.2015 in Culture, Locale

Having survived Hurricane Patricia, or, at least all the fuss surrounding her, we caravanned back to Puerto Vallarta with Ernesto and Taisa, taking a slightly different route via San Blas where we stopped for lunch, and stopping in Sayulita once again on the way for…

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Fleeing Puerto Vallarta

Long Winded Story… This Weather Blows

25.10.2015 in Locale, People

With revived spirits, having just made new friends, we were a little sad to leave Ernesto and Taisa behind to replace one of their spare tires in Mazatlan as we immediately made our way south from the ferry terminal, but we had close friends from…

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Down in Baja

Down, Down in Baja

22.10.2015 in Locale, People

Memo’s life resembles the plot of a Steven Soderbergh film… only this film doesn’t star George Clooney, Brad Pitt, or Matt Damon. The star of this film is a short, round, boisterous Mexican hotel valet manager named Guillermo, but like all his friends you can…

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Baja – Vino & Vientos

16.10.2015 in Locale, People, Savor

Finally crossing our first international border made us feel like the trip was really starting.  At a friend’s suggestion we crossed at Tecate in order to hit the Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe wine region.  Admittedly, I’m a bit of a wine snob, palate-wise, but I…

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Bristlecone Pines – Weathered but Beautiful

01.10.2015 in Locale

This kind of overland travel is a way of life and I’m solidly thrilled and grateful to have to opportunity to go on this adventure.  Thank you to all the wonderful people in my life who provided support during the planning phase of this trip.  They know…

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Return to Reykjavik

18.02.2013 in Culture, Locale

6 months… 6 years… we are spoiled, but the time that passed since our epic Baltic adventure felt more like the latter.  The infectious itch to get away was back, and it needed to be scratched! A few contributing factors also increased the likelihood of…

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Copenhagen Chill

01.07.2012 in Culture, Locale

Waking early despite the late night out, I knew immediately that yesterday’s slightly scratchy throat was more than allergies or lack of sleep. I thought maybe a couple cups of the hibiscus tea in our apartment’s cupboard would sooth it, or maybe the eucalyptus läckerol…

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Stage 14: Stockholm

29.06.2012 in Culture, Locale

Today was more meandering around Stockholm. Originally we were going to drive to Oslo today, but having to go to Copenhagen tomorrow would only leave us the 1 night in Oslo and with an over 7 hour drive to get there, it really didn’t make…

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