Tag Archives: Utah

Yes, I’m moving to Swaziland!

Some of you know this, but to the rest of you: I am moving to Swaziland as a community health worker with the Peace Corps! Departure is approaching soon (Monday, the 13th), and packing is in full swing. Many of … 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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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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A return to travel blogging with no apologies

Not blogging here for the past seven months here has been easy, truly too easy. I arrived in Salt Lake City on Halloween and I have posted two “Wednesday photos” since then. But I am not sorry about that. The … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Utah State Capitol Building

The Utah State Capitol Building sits high on a hill looking over downtown Salt Lake City and the southern Salt Lake Valley area. The beehive is the state symbol and appears frequently in logos across the state. The state highway … Continue reading

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