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Girls Weekend in Big Bend: What to do in Terlingua, Texas
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Girls Weekend in Big Bend: What to do in Terlingua, Texas

The first time I escaped to the West Texas desert I was hooked. My friend Carroll introduced me to the magical corner of the country on a multi-day road trip I dubbed 2 Chicks, 5 Days, 1001 miles. Since then I’ve been back a couple of times, including this weekend getaway with Carol and another … Continue reading

Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso, Chile: South America’s First Hotel Made of Recycled Shipping Containers
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Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso, Chile: South America’s First Hotel Made of Recycled Shipping Containers

After four nights in Patagonia, I flew back to Santiago and immediate took a transfer from the airport to Hotel Winebox in Valparaiso. It’s a little over an hour from the airport. I had booked a transfer with the hotel in advance and highly recommend doing that for easy transportation. It was after 10 p.m. … Continue reading

Discovering Hurricane History during Walking Tour in Corozal, Belize
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Discovering Hurricane History during Walking Tour in Corozal, Belize

While staying at Orchid Bay for a week, I got to explore a non-touristy town. My friend I was visiting got sick, so when Dave and Damaris, the owners of Tradewinds Restaurant at Orchid Bay were heading over to Corozal to do some grocery shopping, I hopped on the boat with them. The boat ride … Continue reading

Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System
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Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System

I found this water purifier on the go at Outdoor Retailer in January.  I originally got it to gear test during a trip to Panama, but with the coronavirus outbreak and flu running rampant, I decided to start using it as my travel water bottle on my recent trip to San Antonio. If you’ve ever … 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