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Three Days in the Crested Butte Backcountry with Irwin Guides

Our first try at backcountry skiing and snowboarding. A fun and adventurous three-day trip with Irwin Guides in Crested Butte.

Five Factors to Consider when Purchasing Luggage

If you’ve traveled very often, you already know that your suitcase is an important contributor to the enjoyment of your trip. Choosing the suitcase that best meets your needs is a very personal decision and you’ll find yourself considering luggage and basing your decision on many different factors. As you conduct your search for the perfect

Celebrating Chinese New Year (American) Korean Style

Sae-hae bok mani badeuesayo (새해 복 많이 받으세요)! Or Happy New Year!  Or if you want to be literal, I hope you have much good fortune in the New Year. Chinese New Year is a major holiday that has been celebrated all over the world for centuries. While the holiday bears the name of the

Book Review: The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming

Hitching up and driving off with your shiny new addition to your family can be stressful for anyone. A book that every Airstreamer, newbie or not, should have on his or her bookshelf is The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming, 2nd edition, by Rich Luhr.  This small book is packed with information that can make your time

Holiday Leftovers Eggs

Thanksgiving has come and almost gone here in the United States. We, like many people, have been spending a bit of time in the kitchen making tasty morsels for dinner and desserts for the main meal. And while I have the fixings for many different types of breakfasts that would please even the pickiest of

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Ah… August! It’s Hatch Chile Pepper time! And it’s the perfect time to literally spice up your favorite Southwest (or as we like to say in Texas, Tex-mex) dishes. After putting out a call for great recipes among my friends on Facebook, Coach Denise, a nutritionist and triathlon coach with Triple Threat Tough delivered with

Homemade Pasta with Littleneck Clams – YUM!

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I received a visit from my favorite veteran: my father. The visit was a treat, indeed. I had the fun of getting to cook one of our current favorite dishes: homemade pasta with littleneck clams. The recipe for both the pasta and the littleneck clams (we’ve made it with other

African Stew Featuring Holiday Leftovers

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is that I have plenty of turkey or chicken leftovers to make this sumptuous stew. While I first discovered this recipe in the Low-Fat Living Cookbook by Leslie L. Cooper, I’ve tweaked it over the years to incorporate what I’ve eaten on my travels and the

So, you want to have the best cookie at the party?

It’s the holiday season. Themed parties abound, and one of my favorites is the cookie swap party one of my friends has every year or so. The hardest aspect of getting ready for the party is deciding which cookie to take. If I’m not making my usual chocolate chip and M&M cookies or chocolate chip

Yummy Peruvian Soup Recipe

Duane and I recently got back from hiking the Inca trail into Machu Picchu in Peru. We certainly didn’t go hungry as the cook for our group made some WONDERFUL meals for us. One of our favorite soups included chicken and quinoa. And while we couldn’t ply his recipe out of him (OK, so it