vances's Travel Blogs

Oct 04, 2009 – Jul 23, 2017
Will try to organize all the ramblings around my present home state in a single blog. Hope you enjoy!
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This blog was featured on Tuesday November 10th, 2009
Oct 29, 2010 – Jun 27, 2017
My first time to witness beautiful Skyline Drive so our pooch could meet my brother-in-laws pooch.
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This blog was featured on Saturday December 19th, 2015
Dec 14, 2013 – Jun 24, 2017
Visiting mom for Christmas, as well as old friends and a side trip to NYC.
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This blog was featured on Saturday December 28th, 2013
Jun 02, 2017 – Jun 03, 2017
Travels around my new home state, beginning 2017.
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This blog was featured on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
Apr 11, 2015 – Mar 25, 2017
Capturing rambles through Indiana
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This blog was featured on Thursday November 5th, 2015
Dec 26, 2016 – Jan 01, 2017
A glorious ramble about a select few treasures of western United States
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This blog was featured on Thursday April 27th, 2017
May 20, 2006 – Oct 16, 2016
Lived in Texas for four years and continue to return for business, so this is primarily a collection of reviews across the stat…
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This blog was featured on Sunday August 9th, 2015
Feb 06, 2016 – Jul 04, 2016
Trip to run marathon in St. Petersburg, which gloriously expanded to include visiting Helsinki and Tallinn.
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This blog was featured on Saturday September 3rd, 2016
Florida
Feb 27, 2015 – Feb 28, 2015
Collection of visits to the state of Florida in the United States
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Dec 31, 2013 – Aug 26, 2014
Had to try and run a marathon under four hours before old age caught up with me, and thanks to Ilse a visit to Iceland resulted…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
Feb 03, 2008 – May 29, 2014
There doesn’t seem to be nearly enough info on this site around the paradise I used to live in --- Maine. Thought I would re…
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This blog was featured on Sunday February 10th, 2008
Oct 11, 2013 – Oct 14, 2013
Ran the Chicago Marathon with my stepson and a buddy from work -wanted to share info for others who might want to try this, as …
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This blog was featured on Tuesday October 22nd, 2013
May 15, 2013 – May 20, 2013
My friend Laura has been tempting me for several years to experience the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, AL. So this year I …
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This blog was featured on Monday May 27th, 2013
Jun 22, 2012 – Jul 02, 2012
Was fortunate enough to take cruise of Alaska to write a travel review, with a carrier featuring smaller ships and an active ag…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday July 24th, 2012
May 11, 2012 – May 18, 2012
A college graduation present for our son (my stepson), three years overdue. Eric planned the adventure and put together a nice…
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This blog was featured on Monday May 28th, 2012
Oct 08, 2011 – Oct 21, 2011
After training for 18 months, I finally venture to the island of Reunion to attempt running an ultra-mrathon in commeration of …
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This blog was featured on Monday November 14th, 2011
Jan 13, 2011 – Oct 15, 2011
Attempting to celebrate a landmark birthday by tackling a grand physical endeavor while there's still time! Trying to combine …
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This blog was featured on Monday December 12th, 2011
Jun 30, 2011 – Jul 04, 2011
Signed up the Finger Lakes Fifty, my first ultra-marathon, which had the benefit of dropping me in paradise for a few days to e…
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This blog was featured on Sunday October 16th, 2011
Stepson and Tucson
Dec 03, 2010 – Dec 05, 2010
Annual visit to drag my stepson around Arizona, his new back yard...
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Jun 12, 2010 – Jun 20, 2010
Heading back "home" so our daughter can absorb some details of the beautiful place she spent the first four years of her life.
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This blog was featured on Thursday June 24th, 2010
Jan 22, 2010 – Mar 18, 2010
An incredible diversion from best laid plans...
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This blog was featured on Sunday January 24th, 2010
Feb 20, 2004 – Feb 27, 2010
A compelling journey that includes Dubai, Oman and the Empty Quarter
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This blog was featured on Wednesday May 20th, 2009
May 28, 2009 – Jun 06, 2009
A trip to the Netherlands so my wife can get up close and personal with her Dutch heritage.
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This blog was featured on Wednesday June 17th, 2009
Jun 20, 2008 – Jun 28, 2008
A brief exploration of a unique string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina
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This blog was featured on Sunday June 29th, 2008
Oct 05, 2007 – Oct 20, 2007
Have longed to visit Petra, so all I had to do was establish dates to ensure it got voted as one of the 'New Seven Wonders' and…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday October 30th, 2007
Jun 09, 2007 – Jun 16, 2007
My wife and I needed some serious recreation and decided to enjoy some resorts in Puerto Rico to introduce ourselves to this la…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday June 19th, 2007
Taos pow Wow
Jul 06, 2006 – Jul 09, 2006
A rare break from kids and responsibility to hook up with some of my wife’s friends and attend the Pow Wow in Taos. This is …
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Las Vegas --- 2006
Jun 16, 2006 – Jun 22, 2006
My wife and I would have never chosen Las Vegas as a way to invest precious vacation time, but our #2 son, Eric (my stepson) ch…
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Aug 11, 1995 – Jul 01, 2005
Revisiting the last trip to Hawaii to share general information on the attractions my family enjoyed to encourage you to visit …
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This blog was featured on Friday October 31st, 2014
Jun 24, 2005 – Jun 28, 2005
The story of hiking one of the world's most awesome trails...and a plea to help repair the damage America has inflicted upon Ha…
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This blog was featured on Sunday March 15th, 2009