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Lake Charles Mardi Gras on Every Road A Story

No Mardi Gras This Year, but Treasured Memories from Lake Charles

By Vanessa Orr

Why write a travel story about an event no one can go to this year? It seems strange and somewhat bittersweet to talk about the joy of standing on a float throwing armfuls of beads to cheering crowds of children, or chasing ridiculously fast chickens through Louisiana farm country, or making purple, green and gold … Read more

Coldfoot Camp Alaska on EveryRoadAStory

Getting Cold Feet at Coldfoot Camp

By Terri Marshall

“Looky, looky!” An elderly Asian lady excitedly tugged on my coat sleeve and pointed to the sky. Above us, the aurora borealis gracefully danced across the heavens, putting on a show the likes of which I’d never seen before. Vanessa and I (and it seemed roughly half the population of Asia) were in Alaska—high above … Read more

Only the Shadow Knows: Waiting on a Groundhog in Punxsutawney, PA

By Vanessa Orr

So it’s 4 a.m., and I’m waking up to see a rodent. A famous one, but still, I have to ask myself if it’s worth getting bundled up in massive layers of clothing and hiking up a hill to Gobbler’s Knob to see if a groundhog will see its shadow. Of course, that groundhog is … Read more

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