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Look Up from a Tent in the Boundary Waters Minnesota

Earlier this month, I took off with my PIC to wander where there was no wi-fi, cellphone reception, and most importantly no 24/7 news and pandemic updates. We set our sights on the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Both of us grew up in the Midwest (myself a Sconie, Brian Minnesota-nice), but surprisingly neither one of…
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Simple Margarita Recipe

You've probably heard the Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, quote, "The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, and the sea." I wrote about another version of this cure in my first book When All Balls Drop.  This cure requires sun, beach, and margaritas with salt. I'll allow you to come up with…
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Travel Tips – Minnesota Adventure Travel

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a pristine wilderness of over a million acres in Northern Minnesota. And, the best way to explore the Boundary Waters is in the name, by canoe. So, when in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, you must paddle. Like many, if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure to recharge…
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Unforgettable Adventures for You to Try in Utah

Utah isn’t short of natural wonders. From sprawling deserts to snow-capped mountains to lush forests, the state practically has it all. This makes it the perfect destination for outdoor adventurers. Below are just some of the top outdoor adventures to try in Utah. Take a paddle in Great Salt Lake Utah’s Great Salt Lake is…
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Why the Everglades Should Be More than A Passing Trip

One of the single best things about the US is the sheer number of protected national parks that offer a close and in-depth look at the massive biodiversity of the country. Perhaps one of the most impressive of these parks is the Everglades, the tropical wetlands in Florida that sprawl over 1.5 million acres. But…
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Stumbling Upon Look Up in Queens New York

A good friend sent me a wonderful surprise from Forest Hills, Queens.  On a sunny, summer day, she went for a walk down Ascan Avenue. Apparently, the neighbors on this street decided to spread positive vibes by painting rocks with uplifting messages and colors. My friend, who has read my books as well as traveled…
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Worldly Cocktails – Pisco Sour Recipe

How can you travel without leaving your home? How can you relive previous adventures without packing a bag? I believe that your sense of taste is a way of exploring the world without needing a passport. Here are some yummy examples from Spain with its tortilla española and Cuba's mojito. Travel to South America with…
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Wining, Dining and Cruising – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of south-central Missouri is a world-class boating, golfing, shopping, and fishing mecca. The Lake of the Ozarks—with more miles of coastline than California's ocean beaches—is the Midwest's premier lake resort. Only a couple hours from St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Branson, the "Fun Lake" is known as one of the…
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Putting Safety First On Your Camping Trip

Camping is an affordable way to have a holiday, and in this current pandemic situation where summer staycations are going to become the norm, camping is also the best way to escape from the homes that we have been rooted in for the last few months. If you do decide to go camping, it's important…
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Finding the Upside during Quarantine

After two months of staying at home, losing work, canceling travel, and missing birthdays, graduations, and more, we are all getting a bit frustrated and even depressed. Plus, the news is all doom and gloom with an uncertain timeline as to when the new normal will arrive. However, the only power we have over this…
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