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Australia’s Failing Economy Boosted by its Tourism Industry

The plight of the Australian dollar has been well documented, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to recover any time soon. Currently it is struggling somewhere south of the 70 cents mark against the US dollar. However, this depreciation of the Australian dollar hasn’t had a detrimental impact on all of its local industries. […]

The Beauty of the Chicago Botanic Garden

Each time I go home to visit Chicago, I discover something I have never seen before. In the North Shore suburb, Glencoe, not far from half million dollar homes and up is the Chicago Botanic Garden. This heaven-on-earth, botanists’ dream is sandwiched between the surrounding woods and multiple golf/country clubs. And it free to get in. […]

Australia Through the Eyes of an Ordinary Man

I grew up as an eighties child, so one of my first memories of the land “down under” is a place where women glow and men plunder. Of course, at that time, I had no idea what Men at Work meant by that phrase. I’m not sure I even do now. Around that same time, […]

Review of Flips Audio Headphones For Travel

Music can be a lifesaver on long plane rides, road trips, or quiet hotel rooms. As I often travel solo, music provides the solace I need. While headphones are nice when necessary, when possible, I like to listen to music through speakers. Yet I don’t want to lug bulky speakers around. I recently acquired a […]

Colorado Springs Fires Brings Community Together

The wildfires that burned in Colorado last year made headlines, specifically the one in Colorado Springs. I live in Colorado Springs and remember the devastation the fire brought to our city. That fire was referred to as “Waldo Canyon” since that was the origin of the fire before it jumped the ridge and burned 346 homes. […]

Jeeping in Great Sand Dunes National Park

Just at the edge of the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado, there is a primitive road for four-wheeling. Since the sand can be deep in some areas, you are required to lower the psi in your tires. I highly recommend this. On a busy weekend, they enforce it.  We took a Jeep Rubicon off-road and […]

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Australia Through the Eyes of an Ordinary Man

I grew up as an eighties child, so one of my first memories of the land “down under” is a place where women glow and men plunder. Of course, at that time, I had no idea what Men at Work meant by that phrase. I’m not sure I even do now. Around that same time, […]

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