Category Archives: Planning a trip

Two sides of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is many things. Known as Sin City, Las Vegas attracts all kinds of people to fit its many dimensions. Spring breaks were approaching. It was the weekend of the Nascar race. There were gamblers, smokers and drinkers everywhere, … Continue reading

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One year later and a list of desired experiences

Travelin’ the globe is now a year old. Yes, it’s really been around since the spring of 2008, but this after-college version just turned one. In honor of this day, I’ve compiled a list of 25 things I want to … Continue reading

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Ski (and snowboard) adventures: past, present and upcoming

At the end of this week, I’ll be skiing down the slopes of Alta Ski Area in Little Cottonwood Canyon, east of Salt Lake City. That’s at least my goal. I like mountains, I like snow and I generally like … Continue reading

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The agony of buying plane tickets

When it comes to travel planning, arrangements with planes are what I worry about most. I can easily spend an hour or two agonizing over flight times, connection airports and the length of the layover there, and of course, the … Continue reading

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Close encounters with the Pacific Ocean

I met the Pacific Ocean for the first time last month. I saw it a day after I arrived in San Francisco, but it was a couple of days later before I got to touch it. Jon and I were … Continue reading

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Meet me in San Francisco, please! And how a search for nature begins

In a sentence, that’s essentially what happened. What started as a trip to Portland, Ore., to visit one of my college friends, kept getting bigger. I had read about the redwoods of California in a National Geographic article called The … Continue reading

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Experiencing the world

I have spent the last few weeks thinking about my life a lot, thanks to one small change that has had a pretty big impact. When I follow the lines of what has been impacted, this blog is what had … Continue reading

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How to pack

Depending on the type of trip you will take, the amount of luggage you have will vary. We will use my upcoming trip to Salzburg and Rome as an example. I will have one suitcase to check and one backpack … Continue reading

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How to get ready for a trip

Getting ready for a trip can be a huge ordeal. The first few times you are preparing for a big trip it can be nerve wracking. There are so many things to worry about, like what to pack, what to … Continue reading

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Planning for Rome

I’ve been caught up planning my trip to Rome. It is almost out of control because there are so many things to do and eat in so little time. For those of you who have followed my travels, you know … Continue reading

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