Category: USA

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Try Texas: It May Surprise You

I’ve been coming to Texas for twenty years and have seen it twenty ways, yet it keeps surprising me. Although I always enjoy splashing around in the pool and dancing to David Byrne LPs,...

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What I Love About Brooklyn

What did I love most about Brooklyn? It might have been the neighborhood. We stayed in the Boerum Hill neighborhood. Close to the Brooklyn bridge, and just south of downtown Brooklyn, we really enjoyed...

Summer in Iowa

It had been six years since I last felt an Iowa summer kiss my cheeks. Six years since I had felt that intense Iowa humidity, where my hair never quite dries. Six years since...

Fort Davis, TX: Desert Paradise

I’ve always sought the weird in life. Weird studies, weird travel destinations, even down to embracing weird food. So when my sister and brother-in-law bought a cabin near Fort Davis over a decade ago,...

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A Place in the Woods

There’s this place in the woods, a place where I sort of grew up, really. Every summer, kids from all over the U.S. (and some from Norway!) gather to learn Norwegian, av alle ting!...