Author Archive for Hillary

Friday Photo: Foxgloves in England

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  It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Photo. In the past few weeks I’ve gone from Africa to Albuquerque, but here’s a little hint at what’s coming up on Life With Luggage. Prepare for lots of scenic countryside…

Elk, Deer, and Hermits

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Only hours into our first full day of exploring the Grand Canyon, I discovered the real benefit to visiting in the height of winter. It’s not the lack of crowds or the solitude (although that’s nice). It’s definitely not the…

Video: Driving the Hermit Road

Maybe it was the snow, or maybe it was the must-see scenery, but the Hermit Road felt a lot longer than its seven miles. It starts around the Bright Angel trail head ends at the appropriately named Hermit’s Rest. This…

Tusayan, Arizona

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Four hours later, we arrived in the small town of Tusayan, Arizona. While the Grand Canyon itself is open year-round, tourist services are very seasonal. The North Rim road gets so much snow that it’s closed off in the winter…

The Hoover Dam

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After a few days eating, drinking, and conventioning in Las Vegas, it’s generally time to get out of the city. Las Vegas started out as a water stop on the wagon trail and grew into a very welcome relief from…

Friday Photo: Koh Rong, Cambodia

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Did you know Cambodia had such beautiful beaches? I’ve spent the past few days in a handmade hut on the beach of a remote island. There’s no electricity and it’s a forty-minute jungle trek to the nearest village. The island…

Friday Photo: The Golden Triangle

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Good morning from the apex of the Golden Triangle. This area might be best known for its former days of opium production, but today people travel here to see beautiful views of Thailand, Laos (to the left in this picture),…

2013 in Numbers (and Species)

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Where does the time go these days? In school, I looked forward to Christmas vacation because that week off seemed blissfully drawn out (yet too short, by the end of it). Summer? Forget it. With two months off, the possibilities…

The Last Closing Bell Of The Year

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It’s a dilemma that mankind has been asking itself since Year One: What should we do for New Year’s Eve? I’ve done Times Square. I’ve done house parties and apartment parties. I’ve done the ubiquitous $100 open bar events. I’ve…

Christmas in New Jersey

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So as it turns out, people love to read about holidays. I thought I would bore you all with Halloween and Thanksgiving, but I’ve gotten more emails and comments about these posts than anything else. Granted, one of them was…