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Biking across Iowa with RAGBRAI

Every July tens of thousands of bike riders slide into their padded shorts, fasten their helmets and set off for a fun week of cycling across the state of Iowa. RAGBRAI started off as a few reporters on bikes riding around doing small-town Iowa stories for the Des Moines Register. These days it has morphed into an amazing gathering of cycling, beer, pork chop, and fun enthusiasts. This is my third time doing RAGBRAI and I split it up doing a 2 different legs. While a legit rider would do all 7 days and 428 miles, I did 4 days Read More

Haines, Alaska

Never had I heard the name Haines, Alaska before booking this trip so I had few expectations about the town. 90% of your Alaska experience is based on the weather and we had the most perfect, beautiful afternoon in Haines. The morning was filled with rain and fog that covered all this beautiful scenery. Luckily I had booked a kayaking tour on Chilkoot Lake in the afternoon and not the morning! Chilkoot Lake Recreation Area is about a 10 minute drive outside Haines along a very bumpy road. We saw many bald eagles and their nests but didn’t see any Read More