Hitch a Ride on the “Arubian Roller Coaster”

by Rachel Rudwall 0

Aruba, Jamaica… ooh, I wanna take ya to Bermuda, Bahamas… come on, pretty mama! Ahhhh – you can see it now, can’t you? Waves crashing on a perfect white sand beach, while a handsome young thing approaches slowly—wistfully, even—as the turquoise surf laps against his heels? Well, snap out ...

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Stand Up Paddle NEXT TO A VOLCANO!

by Rachel Rudwall 2

Although I’ve lived in Southern California for the last six years, I’ve somehow managed to avoid stand up paddle boarding. Sure, I’ve seen countless ripped specimens take to the waves off the coast of L.A., and watched videos of legendary surfers catching monster swell with paddle ...

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I Did It

by Karen Mirlenbrink 4

I just participated in what was probably one of the most significant and empowering experiences of my life. It was so powerful, it has been hard for me to digest it all to write this blog for you, but I am going to give it my ...

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The Gift of Wild Places

by Terri Schneider 3

Giddy. Sitting in the parking lot of the Merced Amtrak Station waiting for my friend Greg’s train to arrive from San Francisco, it felt like Christmas morning. Glee. As if it were my first time. In anticipation of this trip, I watched yet another documentary of ...

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