Life Changes and Decisions: Taking Unforeseen Roads

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7 months and 7 days. That’s how long it took me to return to this site. Where to begin… Well, a few life changes and decisions have led me to rethink the purpose of this tiny blog. First, and most important, I’m almost 39 weeks pregnant. Becoming a Mother I found out right after I […]

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Little Blue Earth Has Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

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As a new blogger in a vast industry of food, travel, fashion, and lifestyle blogs, it’s always great to receive any sort of recognition. I’m proud to announce that Little Blue Earth has been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much to New Routes for the incredible nomination! The travel tips you’ve provided […]

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Fly Like An Eagle: Catching Sight of American Bald Eagles in Iowa

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My first trip of 2017 was to Iowa. In January. I know it’s not the sexiest of destinations. In fact it barely registers in people’s minds when they think of places to visit in the world, let alone in fucking January. My arrival also marked Iowa as the 32nd state I have visited in the […]

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I Wish For My Children to Fall in Love with the World

I Wish For My Children to Fall in Love with the World

The second of “Your Stories”, this post is written by Diana Meraz. Diana and I are cousins and travel companions, traversing across the United States and Ecuador together. We’ve shared so many memories, and now she wishes to pass that good fortune along to her children. Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about […]

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco: 12 Great Places to Visit in the Golden City

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“It seemed like a matter of minutes when we began rolling in the foothills before Oakland and suddenly reached a height and saw stretched out of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness […]

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America’s West Coast: A Road Trip Itinerary

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Road trips form the backbone of the American vacation. Time spent in the car with your family, driving along the open highway, while stopping to see the most astonishing places the country has to offer. Road trips are also known for mistaken routes, time spent bickering with travel companions (it’s unavoidable), and rushing to use […]

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Eating Sushi for Brekkie at the Sydney Fish Market

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Sydney is renowned for its sensational breakfasts, or “brekkie” as the locals say. From its sublime coffee culture to its hearty omelets and mouthwatering pastries, brekkie in Sydney is not only legendary but a way of life. However, my AirBnB host made an unusual recommendation that made me halt at the thought of the Sydney […]

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Hidden Gems of Paris: 5 Historical Tidbits About the City of Lights

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I love walking tours. Free or paid, they always offer great information. Not only are they informative, walking tours help you understand the lay of the land. I’ve taken them in almost every city I’ve encountered…and they are awesome. During our 2015 honeymoon in Paris, Leon and I woke up bright and early for a walking […]

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Two Newlyweds Try Hiking Up Camel’s Hump…

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“I gotta walk up that?” Leon complained as he stared up at the mountain we were about to ascend.  We were newlyweds and had just arrived in Burlington, Vermont in the summertime. Riding the jet streams of a wild and sensational wedding, we arrived feeling a combination of elation and exhaustion. We had planned a […]

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The Travel Adventures of Yin and Yang

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The first of “Your Stories”, this is written by Leon B., a.k.a. Mr. Little Blue Earth. The two of us are like yin and yang, complete opposites that complement each other perfectly. In this story, you’ll all be pleased to find out how much I drive Leon crazy during our travels. Here are just a couple […]

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