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“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.” Life of Pi...

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Our first six months of living on the road was a shakedown expedition. When we converted a 2004 Chevy truck into our tiny living quarters, we knew the basics needed to live comfortably in the wilderness. The list included a...

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  Did you know that Yellowstone National Park is located above a molten hot magma chamber nearly the size of the island of Oahu?  Yes, it's true. The Yellowstone caldera that formed most of the iconic features inside Yellowstone National...

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Mountains are mighty, magnificent, monumental but Badlands are . . . experiential.  Standing on the edge of an ancient sea, gazing across a windswept, battered, and stacked landscape, one perceives the ebb and flow of space and time. Somehow, the...

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Anyone wishing to have a vacation with plenty of space away from other people and filled with hiking, sandboarding, stargazing, offroading, and exploring nature, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is an ideal destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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Driving west out of Ft. Worth on a searing summers’ day, the grasslands begin their undulating journey to the horizon in all directions. Shimmering heat blurs any details of the landscape into a barren countryside. Horses, cattle, corn, and wheat...

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