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I’m back!

I’d forgotten the password to the site as well as the password to the email account it is linked to and had to reset both – it has been that long. Neglected in favor of the new opportunities it allowed, this small creative outlet/passion project has been untouched and unpaid for.  I’m aiming to spend these months at home retelling stories in a somewhat futile attempt to relive them.  Although I’m here now, let’s not call it a comeback.…

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Art Out of State Travel

Taliesin West – Frank Llyod Wright’s Arizona Home

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After being accepted into the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (now known as The School of Architecture at Taliesin), students were instructed to pack a tuxedo and a sleeping bag. The former, to be worn each Saturday night to a formal party. And the latter, to provide warmth and comfort while camping throughout the Arizona winter. With this school, Wright created a total learning environment. It was his belief that to truly understand architecture, you must also learn and appreciate…

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In State Outdoors Travel

Little Wild Horse Canyon and Goblin Valley

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When compared to its neighbor, Little Wild Horse slot canyon has kept a low profile. Just six miles from Goblin Valley State Park, the Little Wild Horse trail leads into Bell Canyon and creates an impressive 8-mile loop that cuts through the San Rafael Swell. Although it has taken 60 million(ish) years for water to erode the canyon to its current state, it is still very much an ongoing process. Flash floods are a possibility and, depending on the time of…

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LOCAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Salt Lake Gift Guide

Shopping local for the holidays has (at least) two very positive outcomes: 1) The giver has satisfaction of knowing they are supporting their community 2) The receiver is aware of the extra thought and patience put into finding the perfect gift Below I have curated my favorite finds from local stores, artisans, and brands.   1. Firebirds Chile Co. Bloody Mary Mix Edgier than their farmers market friends, the father and son duo behind Firebirds Chile Co. now offers cocktail mixes. Available in…

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JACKSON HOLE, WY – TRAVEL GUIDE

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It’s not a competition. But if it were, Jackson Hole would take home the award for ‘most inspiring archetype for a frontier-based ski town.’ Its acceptance speech: a silent and sincere tip of the hat. Jackson is currently embracing a more thoughtful aesthetic. While places like the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar provide the rustic experience you’d head West in a wagon for, the overall vibe is starting to shift. Neon lights adorn newer restaurants, menus offer craft cocktails, and the lodging…

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Under Canvas Moab

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Didn’t Edward Abbey say, “everything in the desert will bite you, prick you, or sting you”? Our stay at Under Canvas Moab marked Andrew’s 30th birthday. It also marked the second time I willingly signed a release form for a recreational activity. The first was here. With lush bedding, wonderful service, and breakfast burritos, it is easy to forget that you are in an unforgiving landscape. Yet, Under Canvas Moab offers a balance; a way to experience a unique sort of luxury…

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