The Aspen Inn in Fort Klamath, Oregon

Located only 20 miles south of Oregon’s famous Crater Lake, The Aspen Inn in the quaint town of Fort Klamath is the perfect alternative to the very expensive and always full accommodations inside Crater Lake National Park. The Owner Heidi McLean purchased The Aspen Inn in June of 2003 and has never looked back. With a background […]

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TAZA Chocolate Factory Tour

Led by our GPS, we turn down a street that we believe had no business making chocolate. This industrial area of Somerville, with active construction zones, doesn’t match the idea in my head of what a chocolate factory should look like. But, we continue through our trepidation. The GPS exclaims that we’ve found our destination, […]

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Empire Livestock Auction in Bath, New York

In order to educate myself on the meat and dairy industries, I decided to visit a stockyard, where animals are routinely auctioned off to the highest bidder. I wanted to see what kind of animals come through the auction, what kind of treatment they receive and what type(s) of people attend such auctions. I chose […]

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Paddling on the Weeki Wachee River in Florida

We stepped into our rented orange and yellow kayaks respectively and with a gentle push we were off with the advice of “always go left” and “keep an eye out for manatees” lingering in the air. It was clear right from the beginning that paddling down the Weeki Wachee was going to be a unique experience. Every day […]

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The Best Hotel Room Ever

I’ve slept in all sorts of accommodations all around the world from 5-star hotels in Morocco and Peru to a home stay with a Mayan family in Guatemala and a Gwi family in Thailand to ocean front bungalows in Belize and the Philippines. As wonderful as these experiences were, they simply can not compare with my most […]

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The Gasparilla Pirate Festival – Tampa, Florida

The Gasparilla Pirate Festival has been somewhat of an institution in Tampa Bay for the past 100 years, and it’s definitely an exciting event if you find yourself in the area in late January or early February. Today, although there are numerous events during Gasparilla, such as separate celebrations for the arts, music, film, a road […]

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Vegan Ice Cream in Ithaca, New York

Purity Ice Cream has been serving ice-cream since 1936 and even have an old-fashioned ice-cream maker in their restaurant to prove it. While exploring the Finger Lakes region of New York state, be sure to plan a visit to Purity’s ice cream to sample an array of deliciousness off their vegan menu. Located at the corner of Meadow Street […]

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Canoeing in Florida on the Hillsborough

If you come to Florida to visit Disney World or to park yourself on a beach to roast in the sun, this post is not for you. But if you are interested in discovering the Sunshine State’s natural landscape, please read on. Being home to numerous swamps, marshes, rivers and bayous, the US’s southern most state is the perfect […]

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Year in Review: 2014

What a year! 2014 was a year of amazing travel including to three new countries and major changes such as relocating across the world as we begin the next chapter of our lives. Let’s look back at this eventful year: Singapore In January, I was lucky enough to travel with Lek Chailert, the founder of […]

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Our Favorite Water Activities in Florida

The Sunshine State, being a peninsula, not surprisingly offers a plethora of recreational activities on or in the water from boating to canoeing to snorkeling. There are so many water activities in Florida, in fact, that it can sometimes be hard to choose how to spend your time when vacationing in the USA’s most southern state. Here is a list […]

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Revisiting the Pilgrims

In the interest of making sense of my trip to Plymouth Rock, learning more of the origins of Thanksgiving as well as exploring my own roots, I found myself doing a bit research into the Pilgrims. I turned up facts that frankly surprised me: my family on my mother’s side could be traced all the way […]

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Applying for a Green Card as a Lesbian Couple

I had been fighting for many years to be able to live in my own country with my Canadian wife, but the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was blocking me from my right to pursue happiness in this way. Even after writing letters to every senator and every presidential candidate two times around and famous […]

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