Monthly Archives : September 2017

London Tower Bridge

16 Surprising Things About London

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I thought I was prepared, a seasoned traveler. I was armed with knowledge, curiosity and bleary eyes from reading everything I came across that had to do with England. And yet, it still managed to surprise me. Don’t get me wrong. Visiting London was fantastic and I’m more than eager to return. I love the blend of old and new,…

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Parasailing in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

10 Minutes Soaring Above Lake Coeur d’Alene

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Visit any busy beach on a summer day and you’ll see bright parachutes flying high above boats as they zip across the water. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched them and wondered what it would be like to float in the air like that. Scary? Exhilarating? Cold? Since my daughter is a bit of a daredevil, I…

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The Cloud Gate "Bean" in Chicago's Millennium Park

Three Hours in the Windy City

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The last time I visited Chicago, the relatively new Sears Tower was the tallest building in the United States. Yeah, it’s been that long. Fast forward a few decades and Sears Tower is now branded Willis Tower and One World Trade Center has (somewhat dubiously) taken the title of tallest building in the western hemisphere (the spire is the tallest,…

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Visiting Mount Rushmore

45 Reasons to Visit South Dakota

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I love road trips. Planes may get you there faster, but then you miss out on all that is cool, beautiful, weird and unique about this country. Take for instance South Dakota. If you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t think about it very much except to wonder why your Citibank statements come from there. Oh, and that mountain, with…

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