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Walk, don’t wait.

I took my car to the garage today.  It’s not close to home, and is on a semi-industrial stretch of Leary Way in Seattle.  It’s a rare sunny day though, and rather than sit in the waiting room, I challenged … Continue reading

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Close-to-home hiking

Walking around the block or neighborhood is a good way to get in some low-key exercise.  But have you ever considered upgrading your walk, trading in the sidewalk and buildings for a trail and trees?  Many cities and towns have … Continue reading

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Dark ‘n stormy

Growing up in the Midwest, I developed a love for all things stormy.   Thunderclaps so strong the house would shake; lightning that would make us start counting  “one Mississippi, two Mississippi” to see how far away the storm was.  (Each “Mississippi” between … Continue reading

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The Blues Sisters, by The Other Sister

My little sister’s take on our trip, via her wonderful new cooking blog: http://caramelizedcanvas.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/expressionistic-chicago/

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The Blues Sisters

In January, I took a solo trip to the Washington coast. It turned out to be the best solo travel experience of my life, and I used that experience to write a full-length travel essay.  I’ve not yet blogged about … Continue reading

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Walk on the ocean, step on the stones

“You’re basically walking right out into the ocean,” the trail volunteer explained. This thought intrigued me.  I’m used to walking along beaches, a spectator to the sea, but to walk straight out into it… for miles? It’s true.  When you walk … Continue reading

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled vacation…

to bring you a short side trip you can really write home about. So what if you do undertake a big destination vacation?  First of all, lucky you!  But perhaps you’re looking for a really unique experience?  A good story … Continue reading

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