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Happy independence day, America! They say it takes leaving home to appreciate the beauty of your own backyard, and in my evolution as a traveler, I’ve found that to be true. There was a time when not a single one of the fifty states seemed adventurous enough to quench my thirst for all things exotic, but…

Month 43

Note: Whoops, looks like I lied when I said I'd soon be caught up on posting roundups. But we are almost there, I swear! Sorry for any confusion my lazy posting has caused! . Month 44 found me back on the go after a nice stretch at home for the holidays. I eased back into life…

Miami Sightseeing Flight

Let me just preface this by saying that I didn't mean to become the blogger obsessed with air tours. It just kind of happened. It all started many take-offs ago in Las Vegas, when I decided an aerial view of the city's neon lights would be the perfect birthday kick-off. Then came Hawaii, where the only…

Miami Culinary Tours

I'm very proudly not a foodie (though I do need to write an update to my now somewhat out-of-date post declaring so), but I do love to eat. No matter where I am in the world, excitedly planning my meals for the day is one of the first things I do when I wake up in…

Miami

There's just something about Miami. The more I travel, both domestically and abroad, the more I've come to appreciate this great big backyard of mine -- and while there are many places within the fifty states that tug at my heartstrings, in just two visits Miami has easily climbed the ranks of favorites. It's a place…

The Everglades

When I began planning my big Sunshine State adventure, I planned to mostly get around by train -- the horrified reaction Florida residents had to this idea deserves a post of its own -- and perhaps one internal flight. But then, suddenly, luck dropped a much better idea in my lap. Enterprise contacted me about joining…

Shark Diving

My regulator in, and my fins dangling gingerly over the ledge, I watched as the dorsal fins of two sand tiger sharks cut across the surface of the water. I turned to my dive buddy, who gave me a questioning "all clear" signal to inquire if I was ready to take the plunge to join our…

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