ecological travel

A Tour of Voss Pecans Top Ten Things I learned!

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I love pecans and when I got the chance to go on a tour of Voss Pecans, the only commercial pecan farm in Illinois I jumped.  The tour went on all day, with nut growers coming in the morning, and Trees Forever Members touring in the afternoon.  Keith and I came to the afternoon session […]

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Guest post from Sara Artley, Water Rites!

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On a recent trip to Eastern Oregon, I stayed at the beautiful Cornucopia Lodge.  Sara Artley and her husband Jeff manage the lodge and I dined with them the evening of my stay.  Besides eating a wonderful dinner, I had the chance to get to know the Artley’s and hear some of the amazing stories […]

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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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