Washington DC – A Walk on The Mall

Washington DC  – A Walk on The Mall

The Washington National Mall is one of the best organized, and most encompassing and colossal of all the forums of the world that I have ever witnessed. If you’re in town for only one day, which we find many people doing on road trips along the east coast, then there is a walk along the National Mall which we feel is mandatory to get a good experience of the city. Time of year does matter,…

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

We pulled up to the Grand Canyon on our way from Las Vegas to Austin, Texas – a little over 20 hours between the two destination, we almost passed by all together, thinking “we can save it for another trip.” I expected to see something magnificent, but after nearly two weeks on the road, and after having been to the Rockies National Park and to Arches in Utah, I figured it would be unique, but never…

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Semana Santa, Easter Week – Antigua, Guatemala

Semana Santa, Easter Week – Antigua, Guatemala

I had no idea it was Easter week. I’m not a religious sort, and had no idea Easter was coming around. I suppose it had been a while since I’d been to a mall or grocery store in the States, and missed all the chocolate eggs and bunnies. I was in Antigua, and in a country where Catholicism has a strong influence, the event is taken seriously. They call it Semana Santa, commemoration of the…

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Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee – Walk Across America

Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee – Walk Across America

Dmitry left Sperryville in July, on his way to New Orleans, intending to cross Texas on his way to Los Angeles.  At the time of this posting, he had made it to Austin, Texas! About 1,535 miles. You can support Dmitry, raise awareness, and help develop applications that address the issues of missing children here. Here is a selection of his shares from Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Me and a Vietnam War Veteran (1967, 180’th…

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Halfway on the Walk Across America

Halfway on the Walk Across America

Dmitry has made it half way across the country. We’re following him on his Walk Across America. When we wrote last, he was just getting onto the Appalachian Trail, still within 350 miles of his walk. When he left Sperryville initially, I told him that he should write more, take more pictures, and share more. The drain on battery and lack of time – he’s on the road generally walking from sundown to sunrise and averaging…

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Little Devil’s Stairs – Outskirts of the Shenandoah

Little Devil’s Stairs – Outskirts of the Shenandoah

I enjoy hiking, but I am not a hiker. Living among the mountains, getting up onto a lookout or sitting by a creek and tiny waterfalls reminds me of the times I lived by the ocean – in those cases sitting on the surfboard just past the breaking of the waves. So far I’ve only hiked with family and friends. We’ve come upon so many hikers walking the entire trail – 2,200 miles – between…

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Road Trip USA – Honky Tonk and Truck Stops

Road Trip USA – Honky Tonk and Truck Stops

The bohemian trail is a slow road across America – one that I appreciate, knowing the beauty of the country that offers such a depth of Americana and artistry if you’re willing to slow down and give it a chance. I live in such a place – the places that every country has, but often few outsiders see. But we had a long way ahead of us, and knew we would see a lot of country…

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Road Trip Across America – Mile 1

Road Trip Across America – Mile 1

We packed light. The Honda Accord had just gone through a $1400 investment – most of the parts on it dated back to the original, and after 16 years, belts, tubes, and tires needed to be replaced. The car had exactly 140,000 miles on it (we timed when we took the reading because the number was a good one to start on), which was pretty low for a 2000. It was 8 am on August 1st,…

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Walk Across America

Walk Across America

I saw Dmitry walking along Lee Highway on my way to DC yesterday. He was walking on the shoulder, facing oncoming traffic – as you should so that you can react if you see one swerving at you – pushing a running stroller full of gear. He had running tights on, the kind you see marathon runners and serious athletes wearing, and on the front of one was a sign. The only word I made…

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An American in Sydney – Travel Tips

An American in Sydney – Travel Tips

Liam Barret is a guest contributor – and an American living in Sydney. From the Harbour Bridge to the Opera House, New South Wales, Australia, is loved for its urban appeal. In particular, visitors are drawn to Sydney’s sprawling metropolis and it’s exuberant attractions. But the state is brimming with natural features that rival even the best of the human-made. From hippie beaches to snowcapped mountains, this is a guide to some New South Wales’…

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

My reason for going to Antigua was to attend a conference. Industry, special interest, government, and NGOs converged for a small yet powerful series on addressing illegal logging through innovation – the title was more detailed than that. I’ve been to Antigua on three occasions, ranging from the day trip out of Guatemala City, up to spending a week in the little town that calls itself a city, and was once the capital not only of…

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