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Leather Care for Shoes and Boots

This guide is designed to cover the basics of leather care. While primarily aimed at shoes and boots, the principles apply to other leather goods. This is meant to serve as a…

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Deep Creek Hot Springs in Southern California

During my journey to find the secluded, sought after Deep Creek Hot Springs, I found myself driving away heartbroken. I wasn’t heartbroken for being unable to find the beautiful natural hot springs,…

Kayaking Upper Lake Clementine

Situated on the North Fork of the American River, Upper Lake Clementine is one of the most beautifully serene kayaking spots I’ve paddled at throughout Northern California. Updated August 2018 with new…

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Exploring Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is steeped in rich culture and history. Balsamic Vinegar  is thick. Syrupy. Sweet and tart – but certainly not sour. Aged like wine. Balsamic vinegar is this magical substance which coats your palette and envelops your senses of smell and taste with delight.

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Unplanning a Multi-Country Trip Through Europe

As a personal challenge, I decided to book a multi-country trip to Europe, planning to not plan. The trip originally started out as a trip to Italy to learn about Balsamic Vinegar…

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Raised Garden Bed Ideas and Comparison

Once you have one raised bed, you’re going to want to build another. And then another. And another. And so on until you run out of room. Then, you begin considering unique…