Road Tripping Through The Escalante Grand Staircase

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Thanks to a strained knee, I couldn’t go on too many hikes after Canyonlands National Park – so Sam and I decided to take a day-long road trip out of Bryce Canyon National Park along Scenic Route 12 through the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. The Wikipedia entry on it is quite dry and doesn’t …

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Bryce Canyon Serves Up A Visual Treat

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Utah was always going to be the venue for most of my camping in the US. Something about the rocky, rugged mountains and deserts spoke to me, called out to me. My journey to Southern Utah and its many national parks has already been chronicled, but I’ve missed out on sharing some important highlights. One …

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The Bonneville Salt Flats And A Skeptic’s Problem

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I’ve always been skeptical about everything. There’s always been an innate distrust of coincidence, in my life. Perhaps it comes from a constantly questing nature, the need to probe and push and try and figure out why something happened the way it did, rather than accept that it was ‘fate’ or luck. But I have …

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Camping In The Canyons

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For as long as I can remember, the desktop picture on my home computer has been a weathered, eroded arch of red stone. It’s a feature of the landscape in southern Utah, where wind and water have sculpted stone over millions of years into an alien and unrecognizable landscape. Every time I’ve reinstalled Windows or …

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Greyhound Tales – Part 2

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If you haven’t already done so, please read part one of this series before reading this piece! By the time I bid farewell to Carol in Nashville, I was feeling like a seasoned pro at goodbyes. That’s not a great thing to feel, but there were positives to the situation. My wireless connection was working …

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Greyhound Tales – Part 1

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I’m woken from my sleep by the sound of hissing air brakes and the harsh light of the overhead tubes as they spring to life. The driver begins to speak. “OK, folks, this is Salt Lake City. We’ll be arriving at the Greyhound station in just under five minutes and I wanted to let you …

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Miami Beaches: A People Watcher’s Paradise

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I’ve been to beaches before. I used to be a four-times-a-year Goa aficionado. I’ve had a serious love affair with Koh Tao’s white sand beaches in Thailand. I’ve taken lounging in a hammock to extremes in Bali. But Miami is something else. It’s the perfect blend of garish opulence and welcoming attitudes. I could imagine …

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