How Green Is My Ski Slope: Or, Summer in Vail

More Colorado: Visit to Vail and Rafting Having spent three fantastic days at Rocky Mountain National Park, it was time to move on, albeit with a heavy heart. Despite our pebbly-floored tent, Brian could easily have spent a week or more here exploring the parks proliferation of wilderness trails. But he had promised Sylvia a …

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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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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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The Low South

Vacation Time in Mexico's Baja Peninsula **Becauseitzthere is mainly a hiking blog, but from time to time we feature outdoor pursuits of the less rugged kind, including posts of the ‘pursuit of leisure’ variety. Well, there aren’t many places on Earth where leisure is pursued with greater vigor than at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Located …

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Shock, Sorrow…And Hope…for Our Lady of Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns Just Eight Months After We Visited *BecauseItzThere was planning to run the third in a series of posts about our preparations for Patagonia. However, in light of the tragic events in France -- and a place which we feel oddly connected to -- we decided that can wait a bit.* By …

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King Charles Town

Charleston, SC Part II After visiting Fort Moultrie Sylvia made Brian swear not to visit any more forts or historical sites for the remainder of the trip. Brian grudgingly agreed. However, this would not really be possible since Charleston  -- Travel and Leisure Magazine's 'World's Best City" in 2016 -- basically is one gigantic historical …

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