Hoppy Trails: Learning About B...

Sep 16, 2014 by

I had my first beer in the eleventh grade.  I had my second beer about twenty minutes later.  Both were cans of Coors Light....

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Blog Blobs: Sweet Tea in St. L...

Aug 19, 2014 by

Before I started traveling near-constantly, I held some rather romantic notions about the various regions of the United States....

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Cruising the Columbia: On Beau...

Aug 4, 2014 by

Welcome back to my UnCruise Adventure series, where I will be featuring one post per day from my seven days on board the S.S. Legacy,...

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Running Shoes and Carry On Bag...

Jul 29, 2014 by

The other night I had dinner with an old friend and his wife.  She’s expecting, and her adorable baby bump is just beginning...

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The Suitcase Scholar Turns Fiv...

Jul 23, 2014 by

You know all of those people who tell you to follow your dreams, work hard, and everything will work out?  Yeah.  They kind of have...

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Just the Two of Us: Defining D...

Jul 18, 2014 by

When I write about travel, I have a favorite word (in fact, I’ve used it three times so far).  That word: I.  I write about...

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Cruising the Columbia: On Curi...

Jul 15, 2014 by

As we sailed out of Portland this afternoon, I made a decision: I am going to approach this trip as an adventure, as an exploration....

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Blog Blobs: On Growing Up

Jul 8, 2014 by

Back when I started this blog almost five years ago–when it was called Blog on the Run and ended with .wordpress.com–I...

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Culinary Institute Life Lesson...

Jul 1, 2014 by

Welcome to post two in my likely five-part series Culinary Institute Life Lessons.  These posts cover all of the things I learned...

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No Words: Seven Days on the Co...

Jun 25, 2014 by

Have you ever been somewhere so amazing that you are unable to put the experience into words?  Until recently, I had...

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Fun with Photos: Effect Settin...

Jun 16, 2014 by

I just got back from a fabulous two-week trip, about which I will be writing extensively.  And the second best thing about the...

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One Year Later: On Choosing a ...

Jun 11, 2014 by

One year ago today, potted plant and small box of personal possessions in hand, I walked out of my classroom, down the hall, down the...

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