Category Archives: U.S.

There’s more to me and America than what Swazis know from TV

We are all guilty of knowing and assuming a single story about a group of people, their homeland, and their culture and traditions. Before coming to Swaziland, I knew very little about this tiny country in southern Africa. I knew … Continue reading

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Changing focus

I have spent the last few days writing about Utah. I have lots to say after living here 11 months and I decided a blog dedicated to traveling Utah would be a better place to show off this beautiful state. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Curling season begins

The snow level has dropped below 10,000 feet, the ski pass is purchased and curling begins. This means the winter sport season is fast approaching. This season will not end without a run in a bobsled or on a luge … Continue reading

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‘Wicked’ on the cheap

Tonight begins my quest for a $25 “Wicked” ticket. I’m practically perfect in this endeavor and I hope my streak continues this evening. I’m talking about the “Wicked” lottery that happens between two-and-a-half hours before showtime and two hours before … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Bighorn sheep

Seeing a bighorn sheep from a distance is pretty cool. But seeing a flock only 50 feet away is an awesome event. I had just mentioned to Jon that the Checkerboard Mesa area of Zion National Park, which we were … Continue reading

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Heading homeward

I’m heading back to Ohio for a short visit. It will be my first visit since heading west to Utah in October. My family heads to the beach of Lake Erie every July and I couldn’t pass on an opportunity … Continue reading

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Photo essay: Slot canyons in Robbers Roost Country

My grand introduction to technical canyooneering took place in Robbers Roost Country in southeastern Utah in an area west of Canyonlands National Park and east of Goblin Valley State Park. The area is called Robbers Roost because it is where … Continue reading

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Learning to grow

Without Jon, I would not be where I am today on many levels. He turned my eyes from the salty city I love in Austria to look west, past the Mississippi River that I had not crossed before 2010, to … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Utah wildflowers

Wildflower season is lengthy in Utah thanks to the constantly changing elevation. Flowers at a lower elevation bloom earlier, of course, than flowers high up in canyons. Blooms were varied at in the foothills around Salt Lake City in mid-May, … Continue reading

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Postcard arrival: Germany and Iowa

As I am trying to post more often, I’m going to start with an easy one: postcards from postcrossing. First up is one sent from Wiesbaden, Germany, and shows the Altstadt of Lüneburg in Lower Saxony. The sender says that … Continue reading

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