Nashville: The Details

Only a month late!  When I realized we had hit October, I knew I had to get this one posted.  Not sure how many folks read these ones, but I always find it interesting to dig into some of the scheduling and budget details for traveling.

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The Black Hills of South Dakota

The Black Hills includes everything you’ve read so far, and because there’s so much there, I wanted to break it up into a few separate posts.  There is simply no way to explain everything in one.  For a place you might never have heard of, there sure is a lot…

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National Parks, Monuments, and Places to Explore in the Black Hills

One of the great aspects of this area of the country is the land.  Luckily, much of it is protected in some form by the National Park system, and you’d regret not seeing at least some of it.  If you’re in the area, be sure to explore some of the…

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Charm City Part 1: Start with Sunshine, Great Food, and Some Important Landmarks

Somewhere between reminders to “Be careful!” and short interrogation sessions – “Why would you even want to go there, what is there to do?” – we planned our visit to Baltimore over President’s Day Weekend. We weren’t scared off.  We didn’t feel scared at all, even walking through some of the trickier…

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An Overnight Amtrak Ride, BOS-BAL

We survived! I mentioned briefly a few weeks ago that I’d be taking an overnight train with the family down to Baltimore, and we made it!  Honestly, I was a little apprehensive at first.  I really hit the rails running, making my first Amtrak journey a nine hour overnight ride.…

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Mexico: The Details

If you’ve been following along thus far, you know we had a great time exploring the Yucatan Peninsula a few weeks ago.  True to form, I couldn’t just have fun…I had to get home and analyze the entire trip.  But let’s be honest, this is part of the fun for…

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Mexico: Chichen Itza and Ik Kil

Here’s the one you guys were waiting for:  Chichen Itza. As soon as we told folks we were going to the Yucatan, people wanted to know two things: “Are you going to stay on the Riviera Maya?” “Are you going to see Chichen Itza?” I can happily say that the…

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