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Small Texas Towns to Put on Your Road Trip List
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Small Texas Towns to Put on Your Road Trip List

I love to road trip to small Texas towns. Each is unique, just like the variety of topography in the Lone Star State. From the coast to West Texas, these are four of my favorite small Texas towns that should be on your travel radar. They are Port Aransas, Burnet, Concan and Fort Davis. Port … Continue reading

High West Distillery’s Alta Ruby Cocktail Recipe
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High West Distillery’s Alta Ruby Cocktail Recipe

Looking for a different holiday cocktail recipe? High West Distillery‘s Alta Ruby looks festive and even non-whiskey drinkers will like it. On a happy hour stop with a few friends in Park City, I decided to give the Alta Ruby a whirl, evening though I’m not typically a whiskey sipper. High West’s Double Rye is … Continue reading

Adventurer’s Stay at Home 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
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Adventurer’s Stay at Home 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

My holiday gift guide usually focuses on travel and outdoor gear.  I search all year long for interesting and useful items, especially for ones that are multi-functional and from companies following sustainability practices.  I road test every item.  Like everything else, COVID-19 caused me to pivot for this guide.  I’m sharing some of the favorite … Continue reading

Birding Paradise at Ouray National Wildlife Refuge near Vernal, Utah
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Birding Paradise at Ouray National Wildlife Refuge near Vernal, Utah

I stumbled upon Ouray National Wildlife Refuge by accident. I was on my way to Fantasy Canyon, which is about 40 miles south of Vernal, Utah, on a recent road trip back to Denver. I saw the sign and decided to make a quick stop. Ouray National Wildlife Refuge was established by the U.S. Fish … Continue reading

See Petrified Ancient Redwoods at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument near Cripple Creek, Colorado
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See Petrified Ancient Redwoods at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument near Cripple Creek, Colorado

Did you know Colorado was once home to giant redwood trees, similar to those found in California and Oregon?  Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is considered one of the world’s richest fossil deposits.  It has yielded more than 50,000 museum fossil specimens from over 1,700 species including 1,500 insects, 150 plants and one of the … Continue reading