Category Archives: 50 states

Arches National Park

The United States has 61 national parks. How many have you been to? I’ve been to 14, which probably means I need to start a new bucket list and prioritize hiking, biking, and kayaking through more of our beautiful parks. … Continue reading

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2014 Travel Recap

One year ago, I created a list of places I wanted to visit in 2014. It was a brave, but short list – Bora Bora, Hawaii, and Rome. I went to none of those places. But 2014 was a great … Continue reading

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Summer Vacations 2014

School is now back in session, and when I was a schoolgirl we sometimes had to write a short story about our summer break. My summer vacations during childhood were limited to camping trips in various places around Minnesota, and I loved … Continue reading

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Juneau and Whale Watching

Juneau is the capital of Alaska and has a population of approximately 33,000. There are no roads that connect Juneau with North America. Most arrive by air or by boat. I arrived via boat – the Grand Princess cruise ship. … Continue reading

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Outside in Alaska

Done! I have now been to all 50 United States of America, plus Washington D.C. Perhaps I was way more excited than I should have been, but it has only been in the past few years that I believed it … Continue reading

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Our 49th State

While it isn’t unusual for me to be getting excited about an upcoming trip, I am a little surprised at the level of my excitement. I’ve been wanting to go to Alaska in the sense that it allows me to … Continue reading

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An Exclusive Travel Club

I have been working for years towards becoming part of an exclusive travel “club.” No, not the mile-high club. And, it might not even be very exclusive; but it has taken me several years to reach the entrance. And I … Continue reading

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