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50 of Our Favorite Photos of 2016

It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) we didn’t do much until June. Two reasons for that: we bought a small condo in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to […]

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The Aljafería Palace, Zaragoza, Spain

After the reconquest of Zaragoza in the early 12th Century, the Aljafería, the palace of the Moorish king of Zaragoza, was transformed into a palace for the victorious Christian king of Aragon, Alfonso I and his successors. Originally begun in the 9th Century, the palace also served as a fortress both before and after its […]

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Tomb of Christopher Columbus, Sevilla, Spain

No matter what you might think of Christopher Columbus, or Cristobal Colón, as he’s known in Spain, you have to admit that he is perhaps the person who most affected the history of the world–for good or bad. Because, although evidence mounts that other Europeans reached the Americas before Columbus, he was the one who […]

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Our 2015 Travels in 50 Photos

I said the same thing last year, but 2015 was our biggest year in travel yet. Four continents and 16 countries, about 75 cities, 11 United States National Parks, and a score or more Unesco World Heritage sites. We averaged four days per stop, which is not enough, and we’re not going to do that […]

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Mapping 2015: Highlights and Snapshots

It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed with me and could represent this busy year. So I sifted through my photos in Lightroom, and then I referenced […]

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