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  • People vs Places: Why Do You Travel?

    Why do you travel? Is it to tick an item off your bucket list? To be able to overhear …

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  • Why Do You Write?

    Not all who wander are lost. As any traveler will tell you, it's the journey, not the destination. Well... …

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  • Off Track Planet: Not Your Average Travel Guide

    Why do we travel? For excitement? For adventure? To experience new cultures? To push ourselves to new limits …

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  • Top 3 Napa Valley Wineries

    Robust reds and oaky whites... the intoxicating bouquet can only mean one place: Napa Valley, California. It's been …

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  • The Parisian

    She sits in a cafe, holding her cigarette between her slender fingers… her mouth in a gentle pout, …

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Travels

Southern Charm: Magnolia Plantation

By On July 28, 2014

It doesn’t get much more southern than sweet tea or a cool lemonade on a hot summer’s day, except if you partake in these enjoyments on a porch. In South Carolina, just… Read More

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Race to Wine Country

Napa to Sonoma Valley Half Marathon

By On July 25, 2014

4:45am the alarm went off. Holy cow, that’s early. But the bus that would be shuttling us eager racers would be pulling out of the hotel parking lot at 5:30am. The early… Read More

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Race to Wine Country

Destination Races, The Pre-Race Paradise

By On July 22, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen… the weekend arrived. The wine country half marathon I’ve been going on and on about for the past four months has finally come,  and now gone. I’ll bring you… Read More

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Race to Wine Country

Hello, California

By On July 16, 2014

Hello, California. Or more specifically, San Francisco. How hilly you are. I’ve often been told this is true, and now I’ve experienced your sometimes rolling, sometimes steep inclines firsthand. And so have… Read More

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Reflections

People vs Places: Why Do You Travel?

By On July 11, 2014

Why do you travel? Is it to tick an item off your bucket list? To be able to overhear a conversation about landmarks amongst friends and be able to chime in, “yeah,… Read More

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Race to Wine Country

Goodbye, Florida

By On July 9, 2014

Goodbye, Florida. In 3 days I will be packing my bags and leaving. On a jet plane. Destination: California. After nearly 4 months of blisters, sweat, and the occasional protesting muscle, it’s… Read More

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Reflections

Why Do You Write?

By On July 8, 2014

Not all who wander are lost. As any traveler will tell you, it’s the journey, not the destination. Well… that’s only partly true. I’m pretty sure it’s exponentially more exciting to say… Read More

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Travels

A Foreigner in a United Nation: The World Cup

By On July 4, 2014

Everyone remembers 2006. You know, the World Cup? Italy versus France? The famous (or infamous) headbutt by France’s star player? Not exactly Zinédine Zidane’s shining moment of glory. It was almost 10… Read More