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A Book Club Blogger Brunch

Jun 18, 2012
A Book Club Blogger Brunch

Sunday morning I hosted some girlfriends for our 2nd Book Club meeting. Once a month we decide on a book, and then each of us takes turns hosting the review at our house. Since I moved to Den Haag (and everyone else lives in Amsterdam) I suggested...

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Budget Travel Adventures
Invictus, a gap year, and volunteer travel in South Africa

Invictus, a gap year, and volunteer travel in South Africa

A couple of weeks ago, I caught the end of the movie Invictus with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.  It’s the story of how Nelson Mandela used the Rugby World Cup in South Africa to unite a team and country to help heal the country of its racism issues and the divide between the...

Do What You Want Weekends
the Oakland A’s Big Bang

the Oakland A’s Big Bang

It is a sad state of affairs for attendance numbers at the Oakland Athletic's games. The team just surpasses Cleveland for having the second worst attendance record in the MLB this year. Granted the... (This is a brief excerpt of this post. Please cli...

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Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
Local Western States 100 Entrants

Local Western States 100 Entrants

The 100 mile Western States Endurance Run begins June 23, in Squaw Valley.  Western States is one of the oldest ultra trail events in the world and one of the most challenging.  The race leaves from Squaw Valley and passes over Emigrant ...

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Fun Tour Guru
How do you spend free time in Rome, Italia?

Jun 17, 2012
How do you spend free time in Rome, Italia?

Today's travel tip: What do you do on day one of your trip? When I first get to a new city, I am all eyes and ears as I survey my surroundings even on the first ride (my transfer) to my hotel. If the trip is a repeat visit, I still use this ride ...

Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
Granlibakken Treetop Adventure Park set to open

The freshly remodeled Treetop Adventure Park will open June 22, 2012.  The park exists up in the trees with more than 35 platforms, bridges and ziplines.  There are separate courses for all abilities.  Their newest addition is the Flying...

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Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
Ironman Lake Tahoe announced

Ironman Lake Tahoe announced

The World Triathlon Corporation, owner of the Ironman race series, just announced a multi-year commitment to host Ironman Lake Tahoe. This is the real-deal full Ironman distance race: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. The date is Septemb...

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See The Sacramento River ... By Car
Headwaters

Headwaters

It’s easy to learn on the internet and in print media that the headwaters of the Sacramento River are at a spring in a park in the City of Mount Shasta. A sign in the park makes that clear: "Headwaters of the Sacramento River 160 feet." But the Unite...

Woman on Water
Surf n Turf

Jun 15, 2012
Surf n Turf

Surf n Turf - Not sure where Jeff got this notion, but a morning of surfing and mountain biking sounded like Maximum Mendo Funness so we loaded up the truck with our toys.The winds have been cranking on the coast, kicking up quite a wind swell and crea...

State Park Closures Trip
Yet another amazingly beautiful state park set for closure: Greenwood State Beach

Yet another amazingly beautiful state park set for closure: Greenwood State Beach

Ho hum. Yet another breath taking, gorgeous Northern California beach. Just the usual rock formations, crashing waves, blue sky, seagulls, driftwood and brightly colored succulents. Oh yes, and a few caves tossed in for good measure. It's a tough ...

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