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Do You Wanna See Doñana?

We departed from Seville under cover of darkness, driving towards the Atlantic coast. There was an hour of drive time to go before our predawn appointment with the Discovering Doñana tour company, an outfitter that offers access to Spain’s most … Continue reading

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The Lords of La Mancha

Walking along the cobblestone streets of Almagro, just as the first hints of light began to lift the shadows from the buildings, felt like a stroll through the pages of a storybook. The traditional appearance of the town is strongly … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’

I welcome any excuse to take a break from the regular routine and get away for a little while. It’s even better when the invitation to escape includes cause for celebration. Earlier this year, I received a “save the date” … Continue reading

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Glades for Days

The day following my trip to the Dry Tortugas saw much more subdued birding efforts as I slowly made my way northeast out of the Keys. I spent some time at the Indigenous Park in Key West searching for rare … Continue reading

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Down by the Bay

Sightseeing is popular in San Francisco, and there is no shortage of lovely scenery to be found around the Golden Gate City. Most people don’t think of the Bay Area as a particularly wild place. Apart from the city itself, … Continue reading

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Beignets, Bloody Marys, and Birds of Prey

June is a major turning point in the year. As we approach the halfway mark of 2016, I find myself surrounded by a variety of beginnings and endings. My first school year as a full-time teacher is coming to a … Continue reading

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