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My travel attitude adjustment

  My name is Kate, and I’m a shy person. I’m also an introvert, which I guess goes with the territory. This doesn’t mean I can’t make eye contact or that I sit in a corner sucking my thumb. It doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy conversing with people; in fact, I love hearing people’s […]

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Five Things I’ve Learned This Year

They say an addict never forgets the day he or she last used. The day I will never forget is June 10, 2010. That afternoon I walked away from a perfectly delightful, ordinary life to become a homeless wanderer. One year ago today. It’s been quite a ride—overwhelming, scary, exhilarating, incredible. I’ve learned to hitch up and […]

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Tohono O’odham-People of the Desert

The only road through the Tohono O’odham reservation is a lonely two-lane highway where the desert stretches out on either side and sometimes encroaches on the road. This is the land of the desert people, and it’s both harsh and beautiful. The Tohono O’odham have occupied this land for millenia, and they may be one of […]

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Off-roading Angels

To be honest, I’m not fond of off-road vehicles. They’re loud and smelly, and they tear up the landscape. But when Keith and Robert pulled up in their monster truck, all tricked out with winches, straps, and four-wheel drive, I knew I was looking at an attitude adjustment. I had just crossed the state line into […]

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Pure Michigan

It’s not the easiest state to get to, but Michigan generously rewards those who go out of their way to visit its abundant natural beauty. A short list of some places not to miss.

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