Monthly Archives: August 2011

All in all, the Florida Keys trip was fantastic—particularly as an escape from the harsh Midwestern winter. The few notable drawbacks, such as the exorbitant cost of lodging on Key West and the awful process of navigating the spaghetti-like highway system around Miami International Airport, were outshined by everything else. I recommended Dry Tortugas National […]

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It’s a shame how infrequently I get to visit the ocean. Living in western Iowa, we are about as landlocked as anybody in the United States. We used to visit my grandparents just about every winter in south Texas, where we’d always make our way down to South Padre Island to enjoy the pre–Spring Break […]

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