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España Te Espera!
I recently returned from my first trip to Europe... I was a little nervous, not knowing what to expect, but it turned out to be a great experience that I will never forget! We landed in Lisbon, Portug...
1/18/13 at 12:08 PM An Epic Trip! 11/1/12 at 9:33 AM
A Costa Rican Paradise! 8/22/12 at 8:52 AM
The 30 Habits of Highly Empowered Women
While doing a little dusting in the office, I spotted a well-worn copy of Steven Coveys classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book first introduced us to concepts like the abundance m...
12/4/12 at 11:30 AM Be Thankful 11/21/12 at 11:48 AM
Lessons from 9/11 9/11/12 at 8:43 AM
I'm rich, I'm rich
Im rich, Im rich and no, I havent won the Powerball lottery - at least, not yet! The days and weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are always filled with excitement, but this year - this day - s...
11/28/12 at 7:54 PM For the love of bridges ... Not! 11/19/12 at 11:16 PM
Peanut producin', cotton-pickin', tobacco-tyin' North Carolina agriculture 11/1/12 at 4:44 PM
Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man...
10/27/12 at 11:31 AM Impressed With China 10/20/12 at 11:40 AM
Letting Go, Letting Life 10/6/12 at 9:21 AM
New trees replace those burned in 1988 Yellowstone fires
Most Yellowstone National Park visitors appear to be obsessed with seeing and photographing a bear, with a secondary mission to see Old Faithful erupt. My obsession is seeing recovery from the 1988...
7/5/12 at 3:33 AM Yellowstone offers sights other than the big stars 7/4/12 at 4:27 AM
5 Days To Go
New Plateaus' first title is being released later this summer! For those of you who don't know, I spent a year living in and traveling around China. I wrote a ton about my time there (many of my artic...
6/4/12 at 9:21 AM New Plateaus' 1st book! 1/14/12 at 7:10 PM
Book Alert! (and new, old article) 12/8/11 at 5:44 PM
How To Pack For A Trip Without Taking The Kitchen Sink
I have a confession: I love to travel. If you know me you will find this as no surprise. Where some people get stressed about the planning, the packing and all of the details I thrive on. One part t...
3/26/12 at 1:38 PM Do You Have A Bucket List? 12/28/10 at 11:17 AM
South Dakota Magazine
Being able to take off and physically explore the nooks and crannies of my state the way I want to isnt something Im able to do at leisure due to the responsibilities of my familys lifestyle. The be...
3/9/12 at 8:00 PM In My Backyard 11/2/11 at 8:00 PM
Rose Quartz: South Dakota's State Mineral 10/30/11 at 8:00 PM
Breakfast at Green City Market -- The Best Ever!
Located along the south end of Lincoln Park along Clark Avenue, Chicago's Green City Market bustled with activity on Saturday morning. Young parents pulling wagons loaded with children eating an appl...
10/10/11 at 9:27 AM
Fishing in Cabo
I spent the last week in Cabo San Lucas after my brother won a trip through his work and took me with him. One of the days we set out on an eight hour fishing trip and here are some images from that t...
3/28/11 at 10:25 AM Deep Sea Fishing 1/24/11 at 2:12 PM
Hunting Elk in the Snow 12/13/10 at 12:40 PM
Living as a Gypsy
I applied for a job with an adventure company and found myself in a hotel conference hall with several other applicants. Joe, the manager, was our interviewer and began the demonstration with a motiva...
3/14/11 at 9:13 PM
An angel in Russia
Bruce and Sue Kaul never aspired to be world travelers, but on April 4, 2005, they found themselves on a wild ride to Stavropol, Russia, a city near the border of Chechnya, the republic that had been ...
10/11/10 at 9:45 AM