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The Wrong Way To Deal With Bugs in Nepal
 

The Wrong Way To Deal With Bugs in Nepal

It’s been a while since I shared a good story. Inspired by Brenna’s post, Around the World: Bugs (Part One), I reflected on some of my own insect encounters. I’ve dealt with swarms of mosquitoes just about every summer of my life. I braved the spiders in Australia- even became...
Ain’t Nothing More Scenic Than The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
 

Ain’t Nothing More Scenic Than The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

In the pinky of the Mitten State sits over 71,000 acres of natural beauty that was publicly voted  The Most Beautiful Place in America. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a must-do stop on any Michigan itinerary that can take several days to experience. Some of the most exciting features of...
Traverse City State Hospital: A Mixture of Fascination and Heebie-Jeebies
 

Traverse City State Hospital: A Mixture of Fascination and Heebie-Jeebies

Every morning, my elementary school bus would drive through the property. This was before the building restorations began. I remember feeling this strange pull towards the buildings as we passed shattered windows and stained yellow brick. The bars over all the windows frightened me and yet I found myself unable to...
Views-Day Tuesday #20
 

Views-Day Tuesday #20

It’s Tuesday! Who is ready for a great view?   Today’s view is from Budhanilkantha, Nepal. This giant green staircase is actually an out-of-season rice paddy. Mere weeks after taking this photo, rice paddies around the country were flooded with rain water and big rice-planting festivals took place. Rice is a staple food in...
Airport Security Lines: A Survival Guide
 

Airport Security Lines: A Survival Guide

Recently, there has been a lot of hype about airport security. It’s been reported that airports are extremely short-staffed on TSA agents. This is leading to fewer security lines open, and in turn longer lines and wait times. Travel and Leisure Magazine reported that passengers at Los Angeles International airport wait...
Views-Day Tuesday #19
 

Views-Day Tuesday #19

Today’s view comes to us from Ancient Rome!   On a trip to Rome, Italy you just cannot miss seeing the Colosseum. This is one of those places where history becomes so alive you can feel it. The architecture is magnificent. The stories are shocking. The is place is awesome…if...
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