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My Favorite Earth Day Photos

In celebration of Earth Day – which is today, in case you weren’t sure – I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from around the globe. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to set foot on all seven continents, I’ll do one for each. In no particular order, here they are – starting with […]

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Back around to the dam from the Rim Trail

A Weekend Hike

I missed posting a photo-of-the-week on Friday, because I was tied up with other things. So, instead, I’m sharing some photos from my hike with Anna yesterday. We visited one of our favorite spots, Castlewood Canyon State Park, which is a short drive southeast of Denver. The park has a few other spots to see, […]

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Buckingham Palace across the lake

Photos From London

For no reason in particular, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today over my trip to London this past fall with my dad. So, I figured to share a handful or random photos I hadn’t yet posted. There’s no specific reason I chose these particular photos other than the fact that I like them. I hope […]

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An overlook at Matthews / Winters Park

Planning the Hiking Season

I drove my puppy Anna home from the shelter at the end of last summer. We had time for a few hiking excursions after I got her, but the snow and cold quickly moved in. Now that the warmer temperatures are returning, melting any remaining snow and drying the trails, it’s time to begin planning […]

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The amazing view atop the Great Wall of China at Simatai

Climbing the Stairs at the Great Wall of China

Just ask the Mongols; climbing the Great Wall of China is no easy task. I did it twice, though, on my trip to Beijing. Once at Badaling, which is the section all of the tourists seem to go to – and it shows with a carnival-like atmosphere – and out to Simatai, which is pictured […]

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Yellowstone's Morning Glory Pool

Why I Don’t Like The National Parks

I know it’s hard to believe, but I’ve fallen out of love with the U.S. National Parks. Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon? Yeah, they’re all gorgeous places, but they’re flawed for me in a big way. The same goes for my favorite parks in Big Bend, Teddy Roosevelt, and Death Valley. So what’s the problem? […]

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Pikes Peak beyond the trees

Hiking with Benny

For the past few weeks, I’ve been hosting two visiting journalists – one from Pakistan and one from Germany. Based on my weird work schedule, and all of the things she wanted to do while in Denver, I wasn’t able to get out at all with the visiting Pakistani journalist. This morning, though, I went […]

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The view from Cherry Creek State Park

My First Staycation

I’m going on my first staycation this weekend. Well, no, not really. I suppose I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying right here in Denver, hanging out with my puppy, and doing some things around town. The two of us kicked it off this past weekend by taking a walk through Cherry Creek State Park and […]

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