Centennial State

We FINALLY Make it to Colorado After returning from Mexico we found ourselves at the tail end of the summer season, not in the best of shape and with barely fourteen weeks left until our trip to Patagonia. Temperatures in Raleigh were nearly what they had been in the Baja Peninsula…not ideal for hiking, and …

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Top Ten Hikes in the Northern Appalachians

Our Ten Best Hikes in the Northern Half of the Appalachian Range Brian and Sylvia are based in North Carolina, and almost all of the Appalachian hikes you will see on these pages take place in the Southern arm of the range. This is our backyard and it is where we are currently exploring. However, …

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We’re Planning Something Big!

We're About to Explore New Territory on BecauseItzThere! Sylvia and Brian are fresh off their Anniversary trip to Baja California. We enjoyed ourselves greatly, but did no hiking on this trip. You would not want to hike the Baja in summer, unless you have a fondness for heatstroke. However we are about to embark on …

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The Baja: A Wrap Up

Baja California: A Vacation Done the Right Way *Brian and Sylvia receive NO compensation of any kind from tour and service providers for appearances on this page. If we give a shout out, it's entirely because we wanted to.* It was with a heavy heart that we left Cabo San Lucas and returned to Raleigh. …

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Sail Into the Sunset

Cabo San Lucas III: Sunset Sailing and El Archo If Cabo San Lucas is famous for anything other than drunkenness and debauchery, it is for the rock formation known as El Archo (The Arch.) We have seen other rock arches before this one, some even larger and more impressive. In fact, on a previous Nautical …

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Lorenzo de Arabia: A Mexican Camel Adventure

Cabo San Lucas II: The Joy of Camels Sylvia has told Brian many times that two of her singular ambitions in life are: To ‘go to Egypt and ride a camel.’ To ‘go to India and ride an Elephant’ Why any of this is so Brian is unable to fathom, but it is his opinion …

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