ecological travel

Bill Fluhrer a farmer for all seasons!

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So, there is this farmer I met that isn’t like any other farmer I’ve ever met.  While farmer’s are usually guys and gals that can take things apart and are quite independent by nature, Bill Fluhrer can do, from what I saw, almost anything. I met Bill while on a trip with the Midwest Travel […]

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Dinner with the Heitz clan

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On a wonderful trip with the Midwest Travel Bloggers we saw many things that Charles City, Iowa has to offer, along with some of the rural sites. Randy Heitz, the Regional Manager for the Iowa Farm Bureau, set up some great places for us to see and do to learn about farming in the area. […]

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The Photographing Tourist, A Storyteller's Guide to Travel and Photography, a must have.

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Majestic photos and sweeping landscapes and images that transport the reader to another place.  That is the beauty of David Noyes’ The Photographing Tourist, A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography. While Noyes shares advice on how to take great photographs primarily by immersing yourself in the place and connecting with the people, it is […]

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The Salt Lick Auction

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I was hooked when I read about the 10th Annual Great Salt Lick Contest on the North American Travel Journalist (NATJA) website.  The idea of auctioning off salt blocks that livestock through the process of obtaining salt, carve into an artistic creations, caught my attention and fueled my desire to visit Baker City for the […]

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A Meeting with the Salt Lick artists

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So, I traveled to Eastern Oregon to cover the fascinating Salt Lick Auction, an event where salt blocks that have been crafted into art by animal artists are judged, auctioned, and sold – with the funds going for Parkinson’s Research.  While on my quest to cover the Salt Lick Auction, I got the chance to […]

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