Tag: Cooking

Forget the night life, New Orleans is about the food

Everyone comes to New Orleans for a different reason. Whether it’s the architecture, the rich history or the nightlife, I’d wager it’s the food that keeps people coming back year after year. Our exploration of The Big Easy’s rich culinary history began our first night in the city when Niecie led us to a little […]

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A wild welcome to New Orleans

It’s mating season at the New Orleans Audubon Zoo, as we and too many children so unfortunately discovered during our visit Monday, Aug. 14. A pair of particularly frisky baboons and hump happy otters either had parents shielded their children’s eyes or pointing and laughing. I felt sorry for all the parents who would inevitably […]

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Changes on the way

You may have noticed some changes around the Adventure Bent website lately. The blog is currently undergoing some renovations. Let’s call it spring cleaning if you will. Out with the old and in with the new. Along the way, you may experience some glitches and bugs. Sometimes changes can take some tweaking to get right. […]

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Is less more? Why downsizing can the be right solution

The space in my trunk where a great big footlocker containing all my camping gear, tools, and other equipment now sits empty. Actually, I can’t remember the last time my trunk was empty that thing was always in there. Removing the foot locker was a difficult decision. Throughout my childhood, this same footlocker, packed with everything […]

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Have Jeep – will travel

Back in March, I bought my dream car, a True Blue Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I’d been drooling over this weird four-door convertible ever since I first saw one back in 2007. Growing up we’d always had 4x4s. In North-West Minnesota, it seemed likely everyone in the country owned at least one 4-wheel drive vehicle. During […]

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Into the west – Part 3: At the devil’s feet

From Mount Rushmore we drove West, crossing the boarder into Wyoming. I still can’t put my finger on it, but something was different about it. It was quite almost too quiet. It soon became obvious how sparsely populated the state really is. Wyoming is actually the 50th least populated state in the union, and has the […]

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Into the west – Part 2: The eyes of giants

The bitter mid-May temperatures woke us long before the sun crept over the horizon on day two of our road trip out west. The night before, we’d pitched camp at Sage Creek Campground in Badlands National Park. It was just after 6 a.m. when we pulled ourselves from our sleeping bags. I was cold. The […]

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Into the west – Part 1: The Badlands

In May my girlfriend and I road tripped across the west, hitting sites like Wall Drug, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, and Moab to name a few. We did a lot in a very short period of time. I don’t think we ever spent more than one full day at any one place, and that was […]

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