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Indeed, It Is a Grand Canyon

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Which is more beautiful? The Grand Canyon itself, or that people come from all over the world to see it? English spoken in accents from America, South Africa, Britain, Australia, and Ireland. Languages I could discern include Russian, Indian, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Chinese and Japanese. How do you convey the genius? Of the men […]

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Sand Dunes in the Desert are Surprisingly Rare

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Deserts have sand, sure, but sand dunes are surprisingly rare. Death Valley National Park has one, though. And it’s beautiful in its contrast. While sand is everywhere in the desert, dunes are not–they need both a strong wind and something to slow down the wind. In Death Valley, as the sand erodes down one mountain, […]

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What I Did on my Spring Sabbatical

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Full-time travel is no vacation–we’ve explored this topic before. Laundry and planning and writing and chores–plus amazing immersive experiences. While incredible, I found myself over-stimulated and in need of a break. So I headed for Los Angeles–not a place folks usually think of for a rest. Therefore, why there? a campground on the beach lots […]

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Joshua Tree National Park

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Yes, I’m officially on Sabbatical. BUT there were three experiences still to share. This is the last one… Up next: retro posts revisted. *** Not a U2 fan, I hoped that Joshua Tree National Park would still hold relevance for me. It did. Phew! What’s in a Name? For starters, it’s not a tree or […]

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Saguaro National Park

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Yes, I’m officially on Sabbatical. BUT there were three experiences still to share. This is number two… **** Saguaro National Park is dedicated solely to one magnificent species of cactus. Pollinated by bats and doves (intriguing), they’re also inhabited by woodpeckers and owls. The woodpeckers abuse the plant until it heals itself with a liquid […]

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