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Ski Canada’s Big 3:  Why You Should Visit Banff National Park in Winter
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Ski Canada’s Big 3: Why You Should Visit Banff National Park in Winter

When you think of Banff, you may think of only escaping to this picturesque Canadian town to get out of the sweltering Texas summer heat.  You should think about going in winter.  Why?  Less crowds, jaw dropping snowy scenery and some of the best skiing in North America.  You can have three unique ski days … Continue reading

A Day at Outdoor Retailer:  Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year
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A Day at Outdoor Retailer: Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year

When you’re one of 20,000 attendees scouring the more than 1,000 vendors for the latest and greatest products that will be coming out in 6-8 months, a day at Outdoor Retailer is exhilarating and maddening at the same time.  I’m always on the hunt for cool travel and outdoor gear to feature in my annual … Continue reading

One Night at Hyatt Place Peña Station/Denver Airport
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One Night at Hyatt Place Peña Station/Denver Airport

I expected to walk into a cookie cutter Hyatt Place, but my preconceived notion quickly vanished when I walked into Hyatt Place Peña Station/Denver Airport. I did a one-night stay in one of Denver’s newest hotels. As a traveler, I love the travel theme throughout the lobby. There’s maps, globes, old suitcases and even oversized … Continue reading

The Perfect Bungalow in Patagonia:  Toore Patagonia in Puerto Natales
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The Perfect Bungalow in Patagonia: Toore Patagonia in Puerto Natales

I stayed in the perfect bungalow in Patagonia. When I was searching for a place to stay in Puerto Natales, I came across Toore Patagonia on Booking.com. My $8 taxi from the airport dropped me off in front of the cutest shop. Miriam Parra is housed in a whimsical red and dark teal building. It’s … Continue reading

My Favorite Meal in Patagonia:  Lenga Restaurant’s Chilean Chickpeas Pil Pil Recipe
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My Favorite Meal in Patagonia: Lenga Restaurant’s Chilean Chickpeas Pil Pil Recipe

I went into Lenga Restaurant hoping to get in for a late night dinner in Puerto Natales. I didn’t have a reservations, it was 9:30 pm. and I was starving after a 6-hour boat tour to see two glaciers. I went into Lenga with fingers crossed hoping to get a table. I got lucky and … Continue reading