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Wedding and Birds (Part III)

By / February 26, 2013

Now I know this one is a bit long but bare with me, it’s well worth it.  At least I think so. July 28, the big day for our friends was finally here, but there was still a lot of preparation to do before a successful marriage could be pulled off.  Being in a campground […]


8 Tips for better Trips (and blogging too)

By / February 21, 2013

Some of my fondest memories come from my travels, but if it’s not done right things can be go dreadfully wrong.  These also happen to be applicable to blogging , There are many tips to avoid these disasters, and I have narrowed it down to my top 8.  Everyone has their own style so not all of […]


Station Wagon Nomad: On finding Canaan Downs (A guest post by Sarah Reif)

By / February 19, 2013

This week I am postponing part three of my New Mexico/Colorado Adventure because of an exciting development… One of my good friends (Sarah Reif of Books, and other places I’ve been) recently returned from studying abroad in New Zealand (one year after I studied abroad there) and agreed to tell a story from her experience.  Here is […]


C&T Scenic Railway (Part II)

By / February 11, 2013

Chama was originally a small rail town in upper New Mexico (see map), but fell upon hard times when the railway it lies on fell into disuse.  Eventually a section of the line, running form Chama, NM to Antonito, CO was purchased and turned into a historical tourist attraction, named the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (we […]


Northern New Mexico (Part I)

By / February 7, 2013

Last week I covered my various adventures in Belgium (hopefully you noticed the theme), and I would like to continue having a country theme each week; however, seeing as I have many stories for some countries and not that many for others we’ll just have to see what happens.  I would also like to mix […]


In Bruges

By / February 1, 2013

Bruges, Belgium – February 17-18 2008 The main destination on our trip to Belgium was actually Bruges, a small medieval industrial town on the northwest side of the country.  My parents were the ones adamant about going there for two days before we continued on to London.  I had never heard of this “Bruges” place, […]