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Europe

Preparing and Packing for a Year of Travelschooling

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Bergers 20 Years Later

In the late summer of 1995, Jo and Ed Berger commenced their final preparations for an 11 month backpacking trip which would take them and their two sons ages 8 and 11 (hey, that’s me!) through roughly a dozen European countries. Just one short year after returning, they’d once again find themselves packing for a very different type of trip. ...

Travel

Autumn In Jutland – Weekly Travel Photo

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There is a special window each year. A window of time ever so fleeting and hard to track. It is never the same day, week, or month. Ever in flux it varies from valley to glen, coast to fjord. In places like Arizona it is nearly non-existent except in the high country and yet in Denmark the amber hues of ...

Backpacking

The Night Rider’s Lament

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(Family Photo, Europe, 1995)

There’s an old country classic that has always resonated with me.  It’s one of my favorites and always touches my soul in a way few songs are able to.  The song, Night Rider’s Lament, is an old cowboy song about a cow hand reading a letter from a friend late at night. The ...

Travel

Highest Paved Road in the US – Weekly Travel Photo

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In the midst of Rocky Mountain National Park is a lone winding paved road.  It slowly crawls between imposing peaks, and makes its way through gorgeous meadows and along pristine streams.  The road is lined by grazing elk, deer, bighorn sheep and the occasional moose as it starts a gradual climb towards the heavens. Our route took us past ...