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Our buddy Jordan Stielow is still working the stills and rolling out the welcome mat.

Breckenridge Distillery Revisited: Starting with Water

[Editor’s Note: At the invitation of Breckenridge Colorado Tourism, Travel Past 50 returned to the Breckenridge Distillery–and a bunch of other Breckenridge sites–in September 2015. During this visit, and since we published the initial story a year ago (below), we learned a thing or two about the Distillery’s experimental ways. Our passionate tour guide, Taylor, […]

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Climbing a Volcano, Cinder Cone at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Since we’ve been traveling, I’ve done some bold (for me) things. I’ve hiked 120 km in the Guatemalan jungle. I’ve climbed Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. I’ve hiked most of the way up an Andean mountain outside Quito, Ecuador. (An incoming storm persuaded me that going the rest of the way would be pretty stupid.) And, […]

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Not the most photographed spot in Yosemite, but iconic nonetheless. The Ahwahnee Bridge may have to go because its sturdy piers inhibit river flow. When the river is flowing, that is.

Confessions of a Serial National Park Visitor

The best deal in the world for mature travelers is undoubtedly the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) visitor pass for $10. That’s a lifetime pass good at some 2,000 national parks, monuments, and federal recreation areas. It also admits up to three passengers in the car with the old man. (Lucky me.) And did I […]

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