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Last Weekend in Minneapolis

February 1, 2013

We went out last night to Manny’s, one of Minneapolis’s top steakhouses, to celebrate the beginning of our trip.  I’m still in a food coma, but here is a picture of the desert our server...

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5 Whoas & 5 Woes

January 22, 2013

We are less than two weeks away from leaving on our 18-month round-the-world trip.  We are scrambling to finish all the last-minute details and tasks needed to disappear for 18 months.  Get a glimpse into...

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Quitting Our Jobs

January 8, 2013

There are many sacrifices to make when leaving home for extended traveling.  Leaving a career behind is a nerve-racking, scary decision to make.  It makes it even harder when there are two of us, and each...

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Visiting Gettysburg

December 3, 2012

The weather during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 was hot and humid with clear skies.  When we arrived this morning it was foggy and cold.  Yes, it would have been nice to have a...

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Alissa and I had been searching for a budget destination to get away to this Winter so that we wouldn’t have to dip into our round-the-world trip savings account. We either needed to go somewhere...

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Is it possible to do a tour of the Normandy Beaches in one day?  Yes.  But I would never recommend it.  Finally seeing these beaches with my own eyes has been a life-changing experience, but I...

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