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Tri-State Marker (Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska) – In A Colorado Minute (Week 259)

To get to the Tri-State Marker, where the US states Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska meet, you have to turn off a dirt road unto some dirt tracks across a field and hope that…

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Saguaro National Park (Arizona) – In Another Minute (288)

The Saguaro National Park, east and west of Tucson, Arizona, is the home of America’s largest cactus… you guessed it: the Saguaro Cactus. This cactus only grows in the Sonoran Desert, which covers…

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Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine, Florida) – In Another Minute (358)

The Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida, is usually simply referred to as “the fort” by locals. It’s actually¬†the oldest masonry fort in the continental USA and well worth a visit….

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Horsetooth Reservoir, Ft. Collins (Colorado) – Happier Place

The beautiful Horsetooth Reservoir, just west of Ft. Collins, is the perfect Colorado getaway: swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, wildflowers, wildlife, stunning sunsets and lots of places for secluded picnics.

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Staten Island Ferry Ride (New York City)

New York City provides countless opportunities for quick escapes into nature. One of our favorites: the Staten Island Ferry ride between Manhattan and Staten Island.

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Coyote Ridge – In A Colorado Minute (Week 363)

Coyote Ridge Natural Area (Larimer County, Colorado) is perfectly situated between Ft. Collins and Loveland and right where¬†the Great Plains meet the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The only catch: no dogs allowed….

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Virginia Dale – In A Colorado Minute (Week 361)

The small community of Virginia Dale, Colorado, has a very significant claim to fame: the last remaining stage station of the Overland Trail! The Virginia Dale stage station was established in 1962 by…

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(Uncle) Randy’s Flower Garden – In Another Minute (Week 355)

Scott’s uncle Randy Capp has been tending a lovely flower garden in St. Augustine, Florida, for many years. Today Randy passed away. So I decided to spend a little time this afternoon, honoring…

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