Monthly Archives : November 2016

Side Trip: Nelson, NV


Nestled in the Eldorado Canyon, 45 mins South of Las Vegas you will find the sleepy Ghost Town of Nelson, NV. Nelson was an old mining town and a refuge for deserters of the Civil War. It has a rich yet turbulent past, and now is a side trip from the lights of the Strip. Nelson is one of those…

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PBR…no not the beer


If you have not experienced the PBR you are missing out! PBR stands for Professional Bull Riders. This weekend I had the opportunity to see this in action. Las Vegas is the home of the World Championships of professional bull riding and I was able to get las minute seats. Joined by my friend Tracie, neither of us had ever been…

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Working out while Traveling


This is one of the issues facing travelers. How do I work out while on the road? There are several ways to maintain and even build endurance and strength when you don’t have the luxury of your local gym. The key is finding something you enjoy to do. For me I have a couple of loves. Crossfit, yoga and running,…

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Van Gogh in Amsterdam


(Feature image: Vincent Van Gogh, Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum (1888), Reproduced image from the Metropolitan Museum on Art. My absolute favorite work by this great artist.) Many of you have seen Van Gogh’s works. They have been injected into pop culture time and time again. You can find his works on mugs, tote bags and mouse pads. But it’s…

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Inspiration Monday: Rick Steves


(Photo Credit: Rick Steves website) I’ll be the first to admit I’m a little bit of a nerd about Travel. I love researching and finding new ways to travel better, cheaper, and more often. Since I can remember I’ve been a fan of Rick Steves. The expert on European travel has been building his name for over forty years! Mr.…

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Weekend Travel


Let talk about last minute deals. There are several websites that I utilize when I want to take a weekend jaunt. I’m lucky I have the flexibility to be able to take off on a moment’s notice. So when the travel bug hits there are some steps I take to find a destination. First thing I do is see where…

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Top 5 Travel Safety Tips


It’s so important especially in today’s day and age to be aware of your surrounding and your destinations. Tourism boards sole job is to make a place as appealing as possible, to paint it in the best light. They promote their city, country as the number one destination, when the reality could be very far from truth. Here are some…

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Tough Mudder


This weekend I participated in my first ever Tough Mudder. I will to this day if anyone ever asks, was peer pressured into it. I’ve never done an obstacle course race, certainly not one on this scale. 10 miles of running/walking over harsh terrain and scaling obstacles of all sorts. It was tortuous. Parts were very fun. Am I glad…

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Art & Travel Tuesdays


So for Tuesdays I thought I would write about one of my loves and what all of my continuing education has focused on…the art world. I love how art is completely and totally subjective. The fact that no two people really see or get the same reaction from a work of art, whatever it might be. Therefore Tuesdays will be…

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