Laguna Beach

Is It Really a Holiday?

Lonely Planet recently posted a statement for discussion: “Traveling to visit your family is not a holiday.” This statement made me think about trips I’ve taken to visit my relatives, and trips my relatives have taken to visit me. Maybe my family is a little different, but we usually enjoy our so-called holidays when they …

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On Getting Lost

For some, getting lost in a city is simple. For me, it’s an art. These are my experiences of getting lost and the adventure of finding the way.

Fort Collins beer

Tasty Variety of Beer

Enjoying the tasty variety of the Ft Collins Brewery Brewer’s Lunchbox, including a black lager, chocolate stout, IPA, smoked amber, and red ale.

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Coffee Shop Beer

The liquor store down the street from me has a wonderful selection of beer, wine, and spirits (I know because I used to work there). Over the last few months they’ve improved their beer selection. I decided to pick up a bottle of Lagunitas cappuccino stout for $6. I didn’t notice until I poured my …

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This is the first of what I hope to be many Friday Photo posts. This one comes with a longer story than most will. A few months ago, a friend from college came to visit for a weekend. I decided that we could spend the day in Manhattan, walking along the Highline Park, which is …

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Monster in the Bathroom

I’ve been in many unpleasant bathrooms in my travels — mostly of the unsanitary variety in China — but this one was rather frightening. At Sierra Llorona in Panama, there are plenty of animals and insects that I’ve never previously encountered (and some that I’d prefer to never encounter again). It was not the most …

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