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Matador Saves The Day

As I sat down at Common Roots, which is quickly becoming my temporary office when I’m not busy running around the Twin Cities, I planned… Continue reading

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Monteverde, Costa Rica In 9 Images

Arco Iris Lodge sits just up the hill from Santa Elena, Costa Rica. The rustic feel and location makes it seem as if you’re in… Continue reading

How Video Games Started My Itch For Travel - JoeBaur

How Video Games Started My Itch For Travel

For better or worse, some of my fondest memories of childhood creativity go back to video games. The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy series… Continue reading

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Hiking, Cycling and Paddling the Twin Cities

About a year ago I pitched the idea of a new series to the fine folks at Falcon Guides — the very same publisher that… Continue reading

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A Snapshot of Santiago de Chile in 10 Images

The Palacio de La Moneda, capitol building of Chile. This was where the CIA-supported coup against Salvador Allende’s democratically elected government took place on September… Continue reading

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Hiking, Cycling and Paddling the Twin Cities

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About a year ago I pitched the idea of a new series to the fine folks at Falcon Guides — the very same publisher that allowed me to write my first solo book project, Best Hikes Near Cleveland. (Coincidentally that books still exists and you can still buy it.) The new series being one that takes a combination of outdoor activities and mixes them into one guide. We’re talking hiking (both urban and parkland), cycling (road and mountain), paddling, and a few honorable mentions, like cross-country skiing and rock climbing. Continue reading