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Red Rock Canyon and Why We Travel

Sometimes, when I'm traveling, I have this moment. I'd call it a moment of clarity, but that makes me sound like I'm high on shrooms. ...

My Biggest Mistakes While Flying

Earlier this year, I made a series of posts about my Top Travel Mistakes. Among them, I counted not taking rest days, being afraid of ...

Warming Vegan Vegetable Soup

Ah, yes, Fall is in the air. I don't know about you, but I come alive in Fall. With just a little bit of chill in the air, it's ...

The Best Little Breakfast Cookie

In my previous post, I wrote about going sorta-kinda-mostly vegan. As in, no dairy (except the occasional egg) and no meat (except the occasional seafood). Technically, I guess the term for this is ovo-lacto pescetarian, but nobody ever seems to know what that means. Hence, the "sorta vegan" ...

The Mine At The Top Of The Mountain

There is nothing more Alaskan than gold. In 1886, we struck gold in Southeast Alaska, and thus began one of the most important contributors to the state's development. By 1906, the rush was in full swing, and Robert Lee Hatcher wasn't about to miss out. Moving northward, he struck gold in the Willow ...

But Are You Happy?

I ask myself a lot of questions, every day. Am I hydrated? Am I well-rested? Am I on schedule? Am I being productive? This last question tended to get the better of me. "Productivity" meant, cleaning, walking the dog, partaking in hobbies that furthered my desired skills, working on this blog, ...

Honky Tonkin’ In Hope, AK

I've always wanted to be one of those people who said, "I'm going to see my friend's band play this weekend." It just seemed like the coolest thing, to casually toss out there that you knew someone in a band. I waited my whole life to be able to say it. And a few weeks ago, I finally got my ...