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Noto: Been (and Loved it)

Noto, emphasis on the “o”  I remind myself. That’s because my brain wants to call it Nota, as in Nota Bene. But hey, it gave me

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On Tagish Lake, A Rare Find

Camping in the Yukon in Rove-Inn, many sunsets since our last real shower, late afternoon on the longest day of the year, we decided to

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Oman Empty Quarter Bed Roll
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The Question

After a 63-day-round-the-world trip to Oman, Bhutan and New Zealand, the question most everyone asks us is, “What did you like best?” While it feels unfaithful to choose just one when each of these unique countries surpassed our (high) expectations, here’s the long answer to why Oman’s Empty Quarter won the lottery.

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Taormina
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Taormina

Is there a place you’ve been that’s inextricably entwined with a special song? When I hear “Taormina,” the song in my head automatically rewinds to

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Getting to the Heart of it All

Cynara cardunculus, carduus, kaktos, carchofas, arḍī shawkī, al-kharshūfa, ḥarshafa, alcarchofa, carciofo, articiocco, artichaud, hartichoak—Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Italian: so many ancient names for artichokes, going back

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