There is always one bittersweet moment each time I arrive in Sedona, knowing I will have to say goodbye again. There is a quiet, inner peace I feel in this place.
Call it the road trip conundrum -- that phenomenon where, even as adults, our journey to our destination seems to take forever
This particular race has some additional qualities you won't find in Boston, New York, or even your local Canadian marathon. There are as many wine stations as there are water ones, French bread stuffed with foie gras, and of course the really defining part of the marathon... it's done in costume.
Now that it no longer aspires to take over the world -- or at least subvert Western countries -- Russia is not the threat to peace that it once was. Even when I lived in Moscow, true communism was never really practiced. Most Muscovites had clandestine deals going on, where they could manipulate or cheat the system.
Who doesn't like a good burger? Whether you prefer chicken, beef, lamb or veggie, nearly everyone can appreciate the ideal
While once I complained of the strict sexual mores, I was nevertheless shocked when I returned in 2004 to see young people kissing in public, which would have been unheard of in the sixties. Sardinia has become ordinary: beautiful but no longer unique.
I wish I could've gone around to the many places filled with calm and peaceful Canadians and tweeted photos and video footage of them. It would've definitely overwhelmed the groups of young nutjobs trashing a few square blocks of lovely Vancouver.
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