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27 05, 2016

Ocean Waves Under a Moonlit Sunset

By |May 27th, 2016|Categories: Nature & Outdoors, Photography, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I wish Colorado had an ocean, as I love living here except for that one oversight. So instead I must enjoy the beach when I get a chance to visit. On one 4th of July weekend I spent it in Coronado, CA and we brought out a bottle of wine and some chairs to watch the sunset. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.

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25 05, 2016

Don’t Panic, Just Take a Towel (& Other Travel Necessities)

By |May 25th, 2016|Categories: Pop Culture, Travel, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap [...]

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23 05, 2016

Travel Missteps: You hold a lot of stress in your Butt

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Travel, Travel Missteps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My Miami work trip, wasn't that great. It was hot, it was stressful, and I had the worst string of bad luck I've ever had. On my two days off it didn't get any better. On the first day, my Uber was stolen. The second day didn't turn out much better. And the bad luck started the night before. I had no plans for my last day. I really hoped to go to a spa...a Canyon Ranch Spa. I had been to one in Las Vegas and it was heaven. After my week in Miami, I needed pampering. But when I called, [...]

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20 05, 2016

Isaac Slade of The Fray at Boulder’s Fox Theater

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Concerts, Local, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I've gone to some four dozen The Fray shows starting all the way before they were signed with Epic and were considering quitting. I've enjoyed being their unofficial fan photographer, and organizer of the first The Fray fansite (which at some point I'll get around to putting it back online.) In May 2011, I saw a small concert at Boulder's The Fox Theater for two little known bands. But I knew they were a code-word for The Fray! So gathering up my friends we scored front row and I got this great photo of Isaac Slade singing his heart out on top [...]

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19 05, 2016

Showtime in Las Vegas

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: Concerts, Theater & Shows, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Las Vegas is always re-inventing itself, but one thing that has been a constant in Las Vegas is its entertainment acts and shows. On my previous trips to Las Vegas I was either too tired or busy to do see any shows (unless you count a male revue for a friends bachelorette), but this most recent trip I decided to branch out and see what Las Vegas had to offer. Magic On my first night, I found myself at the last minute grabbing tickets to Penn & Teller. I had wanted to see a real magic show since I was a kid [...]

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16 05, 2016

Museum Monday: Amelia’s Vega

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Museums, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

84 Years ago Amelia Earhart was preparing to fly this cherry red Lockheed Vega 5B across the atlantic by herself. She was the first woman to do so, and the second person (after Charles Lindbergh) in the world to complete the journey. Later in August 1932 she then flew this plane non-stop from coast to coast! These were just two of her amazing feats performed in this plane. Be sure to check it out at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC. Museum Monday is an every other week series about museum news, objects, and reviews.

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14 05, 2016

Souvenir Saturday: Bones Rum

By |May 14th, 2016|Categories: Drinks, Food & Drink, Souvenirs, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you exit the St. Thomas airport, you are greeted with a sample of Curzan Rum. Then when you get off the ferry in St. John, you get...another sample of Curzan Rum! Not that I'm complaining at all! But on my second trip to St. John, I was happy to find a new store had opened up. It was a "Pour Your Own Rum Bar" featuring a locally made Rum: Bones Rum! Now usually I'm not a fan of dark rum mainly as its not great on its own, but Bones is smooth and tastes good every way you want to [...]

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13 05, 2016

Tulips at The M, Las Vegas

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: Hotels & Lodging, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

These giant tulips caught my eye in the lobby of The M Resort in Henderson, NV. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.

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12 05, 2016

Las Vegas 2016 Cost Analysis

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Travel, Travel Budget|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wynn Carousel made of flowers. Opulence in Vegas is expected. The last time I was in Las Vegas for a vacation was in 2011. I tracked my budget back then and shared it in this post. I wanted to do the same with my most recent trip to Las Vegas as a comparison. This trip is a little different though. The bulk of my time was for a client event, and so I won't share those numbers here. So while I was in Vegas for 6 days I'll just focus on my free-time activities which accounts for a [...]

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9 05, 2016

Travel Missteps: Not the Hogwarts Express

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: Travel, Travel Missteps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

England had some pretty disappointing train trips. I traveled there in the summer of 2003. I remember being a Senior in high school, and dashing through Kings Cross station late at night, to try to catch a glimpse of the barrier between platforms 9 and 10. Why? Because I wanted to act out and take a photo pretending to gain access to Platform 9 3/4! Imagine my surprise and disappointment to find that platform 9 and 10 are in separate areas! (Now they actually have a photo op elsewhere in the station, but it was dark times for early fans.) So, [...]