Transform, Transmute, Transpire

August 2, 2019 Dewey, Arizona 27 foot Camper I’m sitting on this incredibly comfortable bench seat at the dining table of Kris and Dave’s camper. I have to write every day of this journey, something to post, not just something for my personal journal. Kinda like I did during my Appalachian Trail journey which commenced…

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Coming Home from Home

It’s been almost 4 months now, but I recently had an epic adventure across the country. The trip was rather unexpected and partially panic induced due to ever changing and yet…still exactly the same…family dynamics over which I have no control. Although all around stressful it was necessary and let to some pretty fantastic personal…

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Just the Day – Sedona

Leave Tempe, AZ at 6:40AM. It’s Sunday. Pick up friend in downtown Phoenix at 7. Via HWY 17 North, make it to Montezuma’s Castle by 8:30. Buy America the Beautiful pass. Yay! Admission is $10/person, we both got in free with the pass. Hike the short loop around prehistoric Sinagua cliff dwellings. Imagine life there.…

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. 

Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad

Quirk Hotel and Gallery

Quirk seduces me every time. The pink velvet, the clean lines, the way light dances on the groin vaulted ceilings… Chic to the max and yet cozy enough to entice relaxed imaginings is a hard feat for the hospitality industry, but Quirk pulls it off with an air of effortlessness that makes you wonder…How did…

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Check out Richmond’s Riverfront, downtown, and Midtown – on Foot. This 6 mile loop will give you a decent cardio workout and a dense little urban adventure. Starting and ending at Quirk Hotel (because well, that’s where I would stay if I were visiting Richmond), get your fill on some can’t-be-missed spots. Coming to Richmond…

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