Two Days in Northern Michigan

We have discovered that the northeast coastline of Lake Michigan is called Northern Michigan (#NOMI), even though the Upper Peninsula (AKA UP) is much further north than this region. It seems the UPers (pronounced you-pers) …

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Three Days in Manistee National Forest

After a quick stopover to visit our wonderful friend Sarah (and her amazing pool) in Grand Rapids, we headed north for a few days in the spacious Manistee National Forest.  The Manistee National Forest lies …

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Video: Week One – Southern Michigan

We’re teachers, not videographers – so this whole YouTubing thing is super new to us, especially the idea of being on camera all the time. We’ve had a really good time this week engaging in …

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Potawatomi Trail

Today, on our third day of hiatus, we decided to jump into our major reason for Phase One – to prepare for Phase Two, a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. As we are currently …

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Latvia Day Two

Kemeri: After breakfast, we explored Riga Central Market before catching a train to Kemeri for a day trip. Kemeri, now home to a national park, was once a spa town where folks came to “take …

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Spain Day Six

Madrid: Today was New Year’s and most things were closed, so we spent the day ambling through the city’s numerous spacious parks. First, we explored the Parque de Buen Retiro, enjoying the sounds of Pachobel …

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Morocco Day Six

Imlil Itinerary: Day       3 Day/2Night Sahara and Atlas Mountain Trek 6:00pm Return from 3 Day/2Night Sahara and Atlas Mountain Trek 7:00pm Dinner 9:00pm Overnight Sleeper Train to Tangier (The journey continues on Spain …

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Morocco Day Five

Zagora to Imlil Itinerary: 3 Day/2Night Sahara and Atlas Mountain Trek Woke early again for a sunrise dune hike, but could barely get out of bed with what seemed like the 40 pounds of blankets it …

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Morocco Day Four

Marrakech to Zagora Itinerary: 3 Day/2Night Sahara and Atlas Mountain Trek ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Woke up early on Xmas eve to meet our guide and driver (Rasheed and Ibrahim) for a journey to the Sahara Desert. On our …

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London Day Five

London: Everything closes in London on Christmas (even the trains), so we set upon our own adventure through all the city parks (like the rest of London)… totaling 14 miles! Highlights today included seeing the …

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