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Yellowstone National Park: Uncle Tom’s Trail and Artist Point

  Just as we parked at the entrance to Uncle Tom’s Trail, we saw the first few drops of water hit our windshield, rapidly developing into pouring rain. No worries; we came prepared with ponchos that Maria had picked up back in Chicago! Uncle Tom’s Trail was developed in 1898 by “Uncle Tom” Richardson, an entrepreneur who took visitors […]

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NYC: Upper West Side and Hudson River Greenway

My goal for visiting NYC was to see as many friends as possible! En route to brunch on the Upper West Side, this is what I saw:

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Governors Island, NY

One of the things on my NYC bucket list, that I never got around to while I lived there, was visiting Governors Island. Luckily, I was able to check this off on my last visit! Governors Island is a 172 acre island located half a mile from the southern tip of Manhattan.  The island served […]

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Tayrona National Park, Part 2: La Piscina and El Cabo

After Arrecifes, we walked through the sand and up a trail towards the next beach, La Piscina. Gorgeous!  This is the first area where it’s actually safe to swim, so there were a lot of people in the water and on the beach. No campsites here, but a few stalls close by. We didn’t stop […]

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