Category: Travel Tales

Weekend Wanderings: Grapefest 2018: Grapevine, TX

Many cities and towns have main street festivals but I don’t know if I’ve been to a more popular one than Grapevines Grapefest. I have gone to the festival on several occasions over the year and it has always been fun. However, the Saturday of the 2017 festival was so packed that you could barely

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New Mexico: Capulin Volcano National Monument

The truth is there is not much around Johnson, Kansas, thus while visiting for nearly a week we planned some day trip adventures. One was to Capulin Volcano. Capulin is a recently extinct example of a cone volcano. By recently I mean in the past 60,000 years. It is part of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. 

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Paperback Perils: Friday Night Lights

Title: Friday Night Lights Author: H.G. Bissinger Publication Date: 1988 Publishing House: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. Keltin and I decided to try something different in the books we read recently. He read one I suggested and I read one he suggested. He loved Good Omens and liked to send me random quotes from it that

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Weekend Wanderings: Dodge City Brewing

Our adventure in Dodge City was supposed to start at the brewery but they didn’t open until later in the afternoon thus we went elsewhere for lunch. That’s alright though because after a few hours of wandering through the Boot Hill Museum a cold beer went down easy. I didn’t get to try much but

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Kansas: Stanton County Museum

Johnson City, Kansas

I’m going to take a break from Italy for a bit to tell you about my recent visit to Kansas and surrounding states. My boyfriend grew up in the small town of Johnson City, Kansas. Most city folks would consider it the middle of nowhere.The truth is though, you can find more desolate places. I’ve

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Foodie Friday: Your Favorite Recipe

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Hey followers, I have been traveling this past week and have not had the chance to whip up a new recipe so I though I would share some of my favorites that I have posted on my blog. Risotto – this is a favorite for a couple of reasons: 1. it tastes amazing, 2. it

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Study Abroad: Boboli Garden: Summer 2012

One of my favorite place that I visited while in Florence was the Boboli Gardens. If you visit Florence I defiantly suggest a visit. Bargello and Boboli were museums that we did not buy our tickets days in advance. The architecture surouding and in the garden its self is wonderful and unique. The Boboli Gardens

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Weekend Wanderings: New Camera

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My boyfriend, Keltin, and I are currently in Kansas visiting his parents. While here we have several day trips planned; one is to Mount Capulin, Dodge City, Kansas and a short jaunt over to Colorado. Also in October we are going to the International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For all of this and

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Study Abroad: Siena: Summer 2012

During my study abroad trip ISA had scheduled a couple day trips for us students and the first one was to Siena. We were supposed to visit Verona but unfortunately there were some minor earthquakes in the area and so we went to Siena instead. I don’t feel that this was a bad switch at

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Study Abroad: Florence: Bargello Museum: Summer 2012

I thought long and hard about how I was going to tell off all the adventures I had in Florence because there is a lot to tell. I have two main categories: museums and other cities and in between there will be a bit of chaos. I don’t remember the order in which I visited

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