Nebraska’s On My Mind

I’ve been trying to write this post for over a week now. Every time I sit down to write about the devastation taking place in my home state, I sit and stare at the screen. I just can’t seem to find the words. Hopefully by now you’ve seen the pictures and videos of the devastating […]

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Historic Requa Inn

Sometimes a hotel is just a hotel, and other times you can’t wait to go back. The Historic Requa Inn (pronounced Rek-wah) is located above the Klamath River, just before it enters the Pacific Ocean. This 100+-year-old inn is the perfect spot to make home-base to explore the wilds of Northern California, both ocean side […]

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We both have wings

My Mom should be celebrating her 89th Birthday with me today, but instead, tomorrow is the third anniversary of her death. I still rail against the C word, the cancer that stole her quickly and unexpectedly away from me. But trust me when I say, she most definitely received her wings on the other side. […]

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Winter Lessons That Last

Nebraska (and much of the Midwest) is still digging out from near-record snow this past weekend. As I write this from Atlanta, I’m a bit homesick because I grew up experiencing these thrilling blizzards and having fond memories of playing in the snow. Does anyone else remember when the city used to flood and freeze […]

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One Night in Tampa

If you only have one night in this city on the bay, Tampa Bay, book it for Bern’s Steakhouse. Save your pennies to splurge on this well worth the money treat and come hungry… very, very hungry. And I’m serious about having the reservation, probably at least a month out, mine was 3+ months out. […]

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Winter Wonderland aka Whistler, Canada

A few days in British Columbia was just the ticket to celebrate and play in full on winter. I love everything about a great ski village, including the cold. Whistler delivers a classic experience linking three wonderful villages (Whistler, Blackcomb, and Olympic Village) together with easy, scenic walking paths. The two-hour scenic, Sea to Sky […]

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Embrace Winter? Bring it On.

If you can’t beat ‘um, join ‘um right? So, with most of the U.S. thawing from the latest polar vortex, this nomad headed North, to the great Pacific Northwest to be exact.  With flights to Vancouver, British Columbia hovering right around $300, it seemed like a bargain.  Watch the ticket prices and be ready to […]

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