Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

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My First Fourteener or, Oxygen Debt: a Hip-Hop Musical

Pike's Peak, Crags, Devil's Playground, Colorado, Hiking

“We been spendin’ most our lives livin’ in an Amish paradise. We’re all crazy Mennonites livin’ in an Amish paradise!” The ever-looping random playlist that constantly streams through my head abruptly shifts to the “Weird Al” Yankovic classic “Amish Paradise” — one of the only “rap” songs I can sing flawlessly, word-for-amazing-word — as we […]

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Beach Vacation Getaways in Daytona Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Boca Raton

There’s no getting around it: The Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida have some of the best beaches in North America—especially for those who want a relaxing, luxury getaway. Without dropping the extra money for a flight to Hawaii or Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, you can enjoy a top-tier beach vacation in Florida in one of these […]

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Scenic Hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Grand Canyon

Arizona has something to offer travelers of every taste. Extreme adventurers can climb high mountains and deep canyons, while culture vultures can experience top-notch music, theater, and shopping in the state’s major cities. Whatever your own personal travel style, when booking your own Arizona adventure, consider staying at one of these five affordable favorites. A Classic Route […]

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Hipmunk Hotels: Find convenient accommodation in Rosemont, Troy, Kansas City, and More

This post was originally published on Montenegro.com Blog – English on August 2, 2016 by Montenegro.com blogger. Visit the City of Chicago and Stay in Rosemont, IL Rosemont, Illinois has all the characteristics of a small community, but due to its excellent location, which means only five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown, the […]

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Review – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

View from the chair lift at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Colorado Springs

Tucked away on the leeward face of Cheyenne Mountain, overlooking Colorado Springs and the Eastern Colorado plains, is a family-friendly animal attraction that takes full advantage of its picturesque setting with wide-open viewpoints, a thrilling aerial adventure, and more than a little slimy giraffe tongue. A zoo with a view At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you’ll begin your […]

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Hotels with West-Coast Style in Portland and Bend

Oregon has something for everyone: deserts, rainforests, national parks, the Columbia River, and spectacular coastline for outdoorsy types, and laid-back, youthful cities for those seeking cultural attractions, farm-to-table restaurants, and a dizzying selection of local craft beers. This is why Oregon has been a draw for so many visitors — not just the digitized characters […]

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Great Budget Midwest Accommodation In Branson, Fort Wayne, Cleveland And More

The post below was originally published on Go, See, Write on June 28, 2016 by Michael Hodson. The Midwest is a beautiful area of the country that has a wealth of different options for those who are looking for a destination for their next vacation. From the Ozark Mountains to the cosmopolitan cities, there are […]

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Luxury Hotels in Greensboro and Durham

Greensboro North Carolina

When it comes to old-fashioned comfort and luxury with a historic and beautiful backdrop, nobody does it better than North Carolina. And for the best in antebellum charm, look no further than Durham and Greensboro, in the heart of Tobacco Road. Whether you’re here to explore the plantation economy that built much of the American South, learn more […]

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Review: Paradox Beer Company

Beer barrels Paradox Beer Company Divide Colorado

“What a great hike! Now, where’s the nearest brewery?” Thankfully, in Colorado, you’re never far from either a top-notch hiking trail or an adventurous craft brewery, and I’ve found since moving here that the two go very well together — provided the hike comes before the beer. And so it was for us after hiking the […]

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Hiking the Crags

Crags formations Colorado Springs

“The view of Colorado Springs and the Eastern Plains is nice, but I’m ready to see the mountains on all sides. Let’s do the Crags this weekend.” Sara and I are planning for our weekly hike on Friday night. It’s true that we’ve seen the Springs from many different angles — having hiked through Red Rock […]

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