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Top Travel Apps For Your Mobile Co-Pilot

My smartphone is my co-pilot, and though Siri always has my back, providing the tools necessary to do her job falls on me. As it stands, however, the road to the top travel apps is long, winding, and at times steep.   With…

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Navigating With Google Maps Best GPS App
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Best GPS App: Google Maps

Where Was The Best GPS App When I Started Driving? I remember clearly the early days of my driving career. They consisted mainly of missed turns, second chance exits and wrong way streets. That’s right, no best GPS app, let alone…

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Wind Mountain Hike, Columbia River Gorge Washington

Wind Mountain Washington Quick Facts Wind Mountain, near Stevenson, Washington is an ancient cinder cone with a rich native American history. Towering over the Columbia River Gorge, it is nearly cylindrical in shape and known for its cultural significance as…

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Montana Rockies: The Eastern Front

A few months ago Sarah Cuiksa took sabbatical from barefoot adventuring across South East Asia to spend three weeks with us in the backwoods (& the front ones) of the promised land. Since then, we haven’t stopped going, so until I find time…

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The Long Way Home: Cleveland to Missoula

On May 9th, a friend of ours tied the knot on an apple orchard in a small Wisconsin town outside of Chicago, and since Chicago is just a mere 6 hour drive from our hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, we took the wedding…

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Sunset at Fort Owen

Either there is a God or luck tossed us the long end of the climate change stick, because spring came early last week and bringing with it temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s, it lured Dinah, Kelvin and I out of…

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Blue Mountain Missoula

Blue Mountain Recreation Area in Missoula is either a 4,900-acre recreation area that includes 41 miles of system trails (according to USDA Forest Service) or a 5,500-acre one (according to the Missoulian). It’s located just south of town on Blue Mountain Road off…

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The Lookout Tower

David and I backpacked up to this former Forest Service fire lookout a few days ago. The spot is currently being maintained by the Bitterroot Ski Club, and thanks to its location in the highest part of the Bitterroot Mountain range, the boys…

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Hanging Out in Missoula Montana

One thing I’ve learned since moving to Missoula is that in accordance with the pervasive island lifestyle atmosphere, people really like to chill here. The following is a little of what we’ve been up to and what you could expect on an average…

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