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Snapshot of the Week: Monticello in Summer

Earlier this summer, I visited Thomas Jefferson’s house, Monticello. I went to college just over an hour from the 5,000 acre plantation and, would you believe that this was my first visit? (Sidenote: I’d traveled to Charlottesville just once during my tenure at JMU, and that was to go to Krispy Kreme… but that’s another […]

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2011: A Look Back

At first glance, 2011 was a bit of a tough travel year for me. Coming off of the epic-ness that was 2010 (A month backpacking around Australia and New Zealand?! Hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?!) it’s been difficult to have to grapple with a consistent lack of excess cash and time off […]

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Cold Weather Camping: Survival Tips

I was recently invited for a weekend of camping and outdoorsy fun in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah National Park. I was excited for the trip but terrified of one small detail… the trip was in late October. Sure, late October is the perfect time of year to visit Shenandoah. It’s literally one of the best places […]

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