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Our 2018 Year in Review

December 2018  Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year again…time to wrap gifts, send wishes of happiness and wellness to friends and family, bake cookies, stuff stockings, sing carols, and enjoy the festivities of the holiday season.  It is also … Continue reading

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Deborah and Dave’s 2017 Year in Review

December 2017 Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year again…time to wrap gifts, send wishes of happiness and wellness to friends and family, bake Christmas cookies, stuff stockings, sing carols, and enjoy the festivities of Christmas and the New Year.  … Continue reading

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Deborah and Dave’s 2016 Year in Review

December 2016 Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year again…time to wrap gifts, send wishes of happiness and wellness to friends and family, bake Christmas cookies, stuff stockings, sing carols, and enjoy the festivities of Christmas and the New Year.  … Continue reading

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Biking Around Lake Michigan

Time to hit the road again – this time, on bicycles! Dave and I started to plan for a fully-loaded bike tour of Lake Michigan last summer when we decided that he would build me an Ellis Strada Fango as … Continue reading

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Deborah’s 2015 Year in Review

December 2015 Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year again…time to wrap gifts, send wishes of happiness and wellness to friends and family, bake Christmas cookies, stuff stockings, sing carols, and enjoy the festivities of Christmas and the New Year. … Continue reading

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Bed Bugs and Bus Breakdowns

The Bus Breakdown Several travelers and I managed to catch the last express bus back to Esteli after our hike/swim through Somoto canyon.  I was excited about the prospect of an upscale bus ride after the agonizing ride up north … Continue reading

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On the Road Again…

Hola! My 10 pm arrival at my Managua hostel was met with an empty front desk. “Hola,” I casually called out. After a moment without a response, I brushed off my Spanish: “Hola, algien esta?”  A Canadian voice from the … Continue reading

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