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10 Tips on Traveling to Cuba

As an American, traveling to Cuba is easier than it has been since the 1960’s. You can jump on a cruise ship, join a cultural group tour (both expensive options) OR save money and go on your own.  This is what we did and how you can too. Below is a summary of our experience, tips on planning a trip and ...
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8 Bucket List Adventures

At the end of your life, what will you remember most? That trip you took or that {insert expensive material item} you just had to buy. Invest in life experiences, not things. From Alaska to Africa, if you love to travel, challenge yourself and try new things – then keep reading! Here are my bucket list adventure recommendations and ‘how-to’ planning ...
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How I Fell from a Tree and Found a Tumor

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, while trimming an oak tree in Florida, I fell. I broke my back in four places, left fibula (leg) in two places, left radius (arm) in multiple places, suffered a lung contusion and to my surprise, found out I had a 9cm tumor on my left ovary. Wait. What? Whether you’re a risk taker or ...
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REVIEW: Pike Trail Pocket Blanket

Overview The Pike Trail Pocket Blanket is light weight, compactable, waterproof and multi-functional. Keep it in the trunk of your car or put it in a backpack. It can be used as a blanket, shelter or ground tarp. Great for the beach, mountains, backyard or your kid’s next soccer game.   Pros                                                                            Small enough to fit in large pockets               ...
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NZ: Backpacking The Kepler Track in 2 Days

The Kepler Track was my favorite of the two Great Walks we hiked in New Zealand. The other, the very popular Milford Track, had similar scenery, but none of the breathtaking ridgeline views that make the Kepler Track unique. The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. It is an easy trek to plan because it is ...
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