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Recent Adventures

Breaking Free: (Finally) Making Travel a Priority

I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting lately, and as a result, I want to deviate from my usual location or activity review today. Instead, I want to talk about why I’m here in the first place. Fair warning: this is going to be a longer post than usual. I’ve been going back and forth […]
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Hiking Sedona: Climbing Cathedral Rock

In my overview of our visit to Sedona, Arizona, I mentioned Cathedral Rock, one of the most iconic hikes in the area. It was the first thing that we did when arriving in Sedona, but we knew absolutely nothing about it going in. The trek came on the recommendation of a friend, and all I […]
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Exploring Sedona: From Mysticism to Mountains

Over Martin Luther King Day weekend Tara and I took advantage of the awesome Frontier Airlines fares between Houston and Phoenix. I’ve been meaning to knock Arizona off my list for pretty much forever, and even though we had just returned from the Christmas holidays we were ready for another vacation. Rather than stay in Phoenix […]
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Travel Croatia: 5 Ways Croatia Defies Expectations

Even though Croatia has been getting a lot of hype in the travel realm lately, it continues to be a victim of misconceptions among many Americans (and by “American” I am referring to my United States brethren). This was no more obvious than in the days leading up to my trip there. While some seemed excited, […]
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Past Time: Bring paleontology into your classroom!

When was the last time you had a paleontologist visit your home or classroom? Past Time makes that happen. And trust us, guys: this group is amazing. What is Past Time, exactly? At its core sit two super enthusiastic and really knowledgeable paleontology graduate students (author’s note: at the time of this blog post) who […]
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Night and Day in Ljubljana

Midnight Perceptions The midnight hour never felt so desolate. Eerie silence mingled with the smell of distant mountains, filling my lungs and my mind with questions. The promise of soaring slopes and vast fields was beyond view; all we saw was the concrete jungle of a bus station, long after its attendants left for home. Behind us, […]
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Geeky Blog Picks of 2014

It seems everywhere we turn, people are posting 2014 round-ups. We figured we would jump on the bandwagon with a few of our preferred blogs. Not all of these are well-known, and not all of them are strictly travel related, but they reflect our diverse interests, passions, and sources of inspiration. With our busy schedules, […]
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