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A Lesson Learned on the Pacaya Volcano Hike in Guatemala

A Lesson Learned on the Pacaya Volcano Hike in Guatemala

Admission to the park was prepaid with my tour, but the guide insisted I needed to pay (again). Even my conversational Spanish proved useless. It seemed my tour operator from Antigua took me for an an extra 50 Quetzales when I prepaid. I became angry. It wasn’t the money, but the principle of it that made me […]

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Lake Atitlan – A Kayak of Cultural Discovery in Guatemala

Lake Atitlan – A Kayak of Cultural Discovery in Guatemala

A visit to Guatemala is not complete without a visit to Lake Atitlan. The massive lake provides options for different tourist types, but regardless of where you spend your time, the water invites and you will spend time on the lake (or even in it). One of my favorite ways to explore is in a […]

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A Different Path leads me to Rent a Jet Ski in the Florida Keys

A Different Path leads me to Rent a Jet Ski in the Florida Keys

At first, I was shocked at the price; seventy-five dollars for half an hour seemed steep. I was offered fifty-five (on the phone) at the shop by Snappers (mm94) earlier in the week, but no one was at the dock when I arrived. It’s the Keys. At times, I thought I just wasn’t meant to […]

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An Adventure in the Power of Scent

An Adventure in the Power of Scent

Smell. After sight, it is the most powerful sense. And unlike others, we can’t turn it off. It creates emotion, conjures memories and provides us with the ability to attract. Yes, smell is powerful and there is much to learn; fragrances are a great place to start. To appreciate wine, one begins with a wine […]

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Campus Crashers visit College Station and become the 12th Man

Campus Crashers visit College Station and become the 12th Man

This year Campus Crashers selected Texas A&M and a trip to College Station for a late September showdown. The Aggies hosted the Cowboys of Oklahoma State in a top 10 match-up at Kyle Field. But even before we packed our bags to travel to Texas, the Zone TexAgs Sports Radio, set up to interview us.   TexAgs […]

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The Tropical Garden Brunch Adventure

The Tropical Garden Brunch Adventure

Sometimes the setting makes the meal. Sometimes, it’s the views, and other times it’s the mission of a place that can make every bite taste a tad better. At the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, an exquisite brunch with an outside garden view made for a perfect Easter Sunday meal. Sunday brunch, buffet style, included unlimited […]

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