Author Archives: Nick

Kick of the Week: Detroit, MI

On our return from Baltimore last August, we decided to detour to Detroit, MI for the night, neither of us having ever visited. Despite the city’s reputation of abandonment, we found the food and bar scene to be vibrant, especially in the downtown … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Arches/Canyonlands

Known for their spectacular rock formations, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are easily accessible from hwy 191 just north of Moab, UT. Use Moab as your base and schedule at least a full day in each park to get a … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah. Its main feature is the 100-mile long Waterpocket Fold – a giant wrinkle on the earth. The scenic park drive only offers a glimpse of the geological features found in the … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Mesa Verde

Our second park on this trip was Mesa Verde National Park. When most people think of Mesa Verde, they most likely picture Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings. As we discovered, this is only a small aspect of what soon became one … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Great Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve was the first stop on our 8-park adventure this summer. Our time here included hiking, trying out some sandboarding, and enjoying the peace and quiet that comes with visiting one of the lesser-known national parks. … Continue reading

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Kick of the Week: Columbus, Ohio

Last Spring we spent a night in Columbus, OH on our way to Washington, DC. A 6-hour drive from Chicago, it made for a good overnight stop, and a city we had never visited. After checking in to our hotel … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Redwood

Redwood National Park was established in 1968 to protect its namesake trees, the tallest on Earth. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, the park and adjoining state parks protect almost half of the remaining California Redwoods. Easily accessible  – right off US Highway … Continue reading

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