August 2012

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Paradise is Galapagos (even with seasickness) part 1

by Kim August 31, 2012

Brian and I didn’t plan to visit the Galapagos but everyone we spoke with in Ecuador, especially Ecuadorians themselves, encouraged us to go. Part 1 of our fabulous time in the islands.

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Hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim

by Kim August 21, 2012

Our rim-to-rim hike in the Grand Canyon was the event that Brian and I based our whole summer road trip around. The three-day, two-night trek from the north rim to the south rim was hard but completely worth the effort.

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First impressions of Quito, Ecuador

by Kim August 19, 2012

First impressions of Quito: The Otavalo Market, Sunday’s Ciclopaseo, and finding ourselves in the back of a cop car.

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We made it to Ecuador!

by Kim August 17, 2012

I am writing from our hostel in Quito, Ecuador! It took us thirty-two hours to get here, including a night of sleeping in the Lima airport, but our flights were smooth, our backpacks made it, and no one questioned our one-way tickets though technically one is not supposed to enter Ecuador without proof of onward travel.

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The Little Things Are The Big Things. Plus, I’m Scared. Plus, Plus, It’s My Birthday.

by Kim August 10, 2012

Brian and I are back in Portland now, catching up with friends and enjoying the good life for a few days. We fly to Ecuador in less than a week! Now that we are back in Oregon, friends have been asking what my favorite part of traveling throughout the U.S. has been. It’s a hard question to answer because Brian and I have done and seen so many things.

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Win a free night at Abigail’s B&B in Ashland, Oregon

by Kim August 6, 2012

A guest post by Patti, owner of Abigail’s B & B in Ashland, Oregon. Enter to win a one-night stay at Abigail’s and two tickets to a local wine tasting.

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Backpacking the grand tetons

by Kim August 1, 2012

A four-day, three-night backpacking trip in one of America’s most beautiful National Parks.

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