Tag: Adventure Like You Give a Damn

Belize: Introduction

Brooke has wanted to go on a girls beach trip for a few years now and we are finally at the point where it was not just a dream but a trip we could make happen. We planned this adventure six months out and none of us can believe that it is already over and

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Hiking Lake Mineral Wells State Park

It has been a while since Keltin and I took Bear on a good hike and we decided to head up to Lake Mineral Wells State Park recently. We go there early to beat the crowds and hopefully the heat. We actually managed fairly well on those two fronts only to nearly drowned in the

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Texas Hill Country

For Memorial Day weekend Keltin and I visited the Fredericksburg in the Texas hill country. Rolling hills covered with trees or with neatly plotted vineyards. The roads were lined with wild flowers. Bright spots of color against a bright green background. It was a beautiful and busy weekend. We aren’t the type to relax to

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Study Abroad: Cinque Terre: Swimming in the Mediterranean

One of the things that I remember most about visiting Cinque Terre was swimming in the Mediterranean. It was after lunch and the day was so hot. The water was an translucent blue with hints of gray and it was cold, so cold. I’m not sure if it was so cold because the day was

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Saturday Morning Adventure

Bear and I came across this patch of bluebonnets and paintbrushes just around the corner from the house and I had to take his picture with them. Bear in the flowers. As I was taking these it began to sprinkle. And before we made it home it began to really come down in a thunderstorm.

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Favorite Travel Moment Contest Winner

My apologies in the delay of announcing the contest winner. This month has gotten away from me. First off I want to thank everyone that participated. I had a wonderful time reading all of your stories and I want to thank you for sharing them with me and my readers. Second Runner Up: KAYLAANN AUTHOR

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Study Abroad: Florence Signs: Summer 2012

I had so much fun with the Italian street art both good, bad, ancient and new that I decided that this week to show off some of the street signs. Some are more antique and some are down right odd. Not sure why but I love odd signs, they make the normal amusing. I’m going

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Lake Ray Roberts-Johnson Branch: Visitors Guide

I love to hike but never get to enough because Keltin and I keep ourselves so busy. Well last weekend we had a Sunday free and headed out to Lake Ray Roberts State Park. We picked this location for our hike for a couple of reasons: drive time and that it was a place we

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Study Abroad: Monteriggioni: Summer 2012

I realize that it has been a while since I’ve posted about my study abroad trip but I felt that it was more important to post the most recent adventures first. To take you back I visited Italy during the summer of 2012. The class was in Florence but we started in Rome and took

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Italy: My Travel Moments

In the spirit of my travel moments contest going on this month and in the spirit of getting back into exploring my Italy study abroad trip stories again after a very long hiatus I thought that I would share a couple moments of mine from that trip. The first awe inspiring moment was actually on

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