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The Best American Travel Writing of 2000

The Best American Travel Writing of 2000, edited by Bill Bryson, is the first book in the series. The other annual compilations that I’ve read impressed me so that I wanted to go back to the start and check out the stories Bryson selected. After all, he is one of my favorite travel authors. But what I […]

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Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum

This past weekend I stopped into the Denver Art Museum to see Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, which is a special exhibition included in the price of admission. But why should I want to see his work? Who exactly is Tom Wesselmann? The best artist I never heard of, that’s who. Tom Wesselmann, a […]

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The Maroon Bells

Hiking the Maroon Bells

Hiking the Maroon Bells near Aspen is one of the best experiences to be had when visiting Colorado. But when a friend of mine and I recently stopped in for a short walk, I left disappointed. That’s something not many people feel when leaving the area. The mountains and reflective waters are, after all, one […]

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A tasty Oskar Blues beverage

Which Country Has the Best Beer?

Which country has the best beer? Since the brewing process left Egypt, it’s a question that has plagued mankind. But it really comes down to a subjective answer: personal taste. What I like will be drastically different than what someone else prefers. Just ask my buddy, who’d any day choose something hoppy over my wheats. […]

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A first look at the Fish Creek Falls

Hiking in Steamboat Springs

A lot of hiking trails in Steamboat Springs lead to fantastic spots. And so with only three days in town, my friend and I had to be pretty picky as to what we selected for each day. While others may choose different trails, these are the three we hit and the reasons why… Thunderhead After […]

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Outside the Louvre at night

The Louvre at Night

My father insisted that I wouldn’t be able to get a good nighttime shot of the Louvre in Paris, France when we were there together six years ago. In my stubbornness, and without a tripod, I insisted otherwise. Not until we got home weeks later was I able to see the photos, since I did […]

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The morning fog

A Weekend at the Steamboat Springs Sheraton

I spent last weekend at the Steamboat Springs Sheraton. “The Sheraton?” you ask. “Really?” Really. And believe me, I’m just as surprised as anyone. Never in a million years would I have thought of a Sheraton as having the type of rooms or the service I received during my complimentary stay, but there’s a reason […]

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Fish Creek Falls near Steamboat Springs

Fish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs

Anna and I were joined by some friends this last weekend as we hiked up to Fish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs. Our collective jaws dropped – including those of the dogs – when we rounded the corner and got out first glimpse of the falls through the trees and beyond the wooden bridge. What […]

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