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The Cliffs From Above High On The Blue Basin Trail - Sheep Rock Unit - John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon

Oregon: John Day Fossil Beds

Since moving to Oregon several years ago we had long talked about visiting John Day Fossil Beds National Monument but had never managed to get our act together. So, finally, we bit the bullet and planned a trip, planning to stay for a couple of nights in the small town of Dayville.
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Mexico: Quintana Roo – Tulum Mayan Ruins

We desperately wanted to leave behind the commercial hubbub of northern reaches of Cancún and it's party vibe for the more relaxed towns of the southern Riviera Maya. During previous visits to the area, a lot of people had talked fondly of Tulum, and so we decided to head down and check it out.
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Book Review – Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by John Krakauer

In the 1990s John Krakauer was a contributor to Outside Magazine, a renown adventure publication when in 1996 they asked him to join a guided team to ascend Mount Everest. Krakauer was in a team led by Rob Hall. At the same time, another team was attempting the ascent led by Scott Fischer. Both men successfully guided clients to the summit but experienced severe difficulty during the descent as a massive storm hit the mountain. Sadly, several people, including the head guides lost their lives. This book tells the story from the perspective of John Krakauer.
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The Outside Of The Colosseum, Rome, Itay

Italy: Rome – A 3 Day Itinerary for the Eternal City

Rome, the "Eternal City" is a fascinating place to visit and there are so many places to visit. We were lucky enough to be able to spend 3 days exploring this amazing city. We loved our time in Rome but there are, as with many of the major cities, multitudes of tourists which makes the main tourist attractions very crowded. It is worth checking out tours that enable to bypass the lines - these can be pricey but if you don't like getting up at the crack of sparrows and camping outside hours ahead then you might want to consider this option.
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Oregon: Florence and Yachats

The Oregon Coast is beautiful and rugged, but even in the height of the summer there are few days where you would describe it as a "beach" holiday in the true sense. The Pacific Ocean crashes hard into the Oregon coast, especially in the winter when the waters are stirred up but frequent storms. It has more than it's fair share of rain and wind.
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