North America (39)

Oh Canada! My Mom Marvels

Friday, September 13th, 2013

I’m Erin’s mother and love to travel. That shouldn’t surprise you. As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

I have done a great deal of traveling over the years.  In the past 20 years a good …

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10 Urban Experiences in NYC *Video*

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Vert SkylineI lived in NYC for 5 years and I love to come back to visit. What I like most is that while I know the city, it constantly changes and I’m surprised and mostly delighted by the subtle shifts that …

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Postcard from San Francisco

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Since returning to San Francisco from my travels, I’m looking at the city with new eyes. I’ve always appreciated the beauty of the city, but now I’m actually seeing the city’s sparkle.

I find myself toting my camera around with …

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5 Ways We Almost Died Hiking an Active Volcano

Friday, January 14th, 2011

1Erin_at_Lava_Death_March_GoErinGoSo I don’t do stupid things just by myself. This time, my partner in crime was my mother, which just goes to show that genius doesn’t run in the family.

While in Hilo, Hawaii for the holidays, we decided to take …

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White Christmas on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea – *Video*

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Mauna_Kea_ObservatoryHere’s the cool thing about Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii – it’s not only the state’s highest point at 13,796 feet, it’s also the world tallest mountain!

Yep, if you measure from the sea floor, Mauna Kea …

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Parasailing over the Pacific: A Photo Essay

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Out of the blue, Sam (my Mom) says she wants to go parasailing. She then asks me if I’m game. Hells to the yeah!

So we book our appointment and $106 dollars later, we’re flying through the air. And having …

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Erin’s “Best of” San Francisco

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

GGAs I’m getting ready to blow this joint, I thought I’d leave you with a few kernels of insider knowledge.  These are the places I’ll miss most while I’m on the road.

Best Places to Eat Crab in San Francisco:…

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Best of the West: 25 Favorite Photos

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Sun_Valley_IDHere’re my favorite photos from my 2-week jaunt around the American Northwest.

Mostly landscape portraits, I fell in love with the wide open spaces of Montana and Wyoming, the rivers of Idaho, and the mountains and wild coastline of Northern …

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A Cup of American Joe

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


Trout_Coffee_ShopLike most people, I’m in search of the perfect cup of coffee.  Except I don’t want to drink the coffee.

(Actually I do want to drink the coffe, but a girl like me really shouldn’t have caffine.)

The Perfect Coffee …

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Searching for America’s Small Town Values

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Jackson_Hole_Rodeo_PrayerI was curious to check the pulse of our American values during my recent road trip.

Here’re a few examples of down-home-ness that I found:

Everyday Religiosity

Most Americans are religious. In fact, according to a recent Washington Post survey, 92% …

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