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Rod Shegem, a seasoned Racing Director, blogs about his hobbies and interests.

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Joshua Tree Rod Shegem

National Park Spotlight: Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park, located in southern California, is a coming together of two distinctive ecosystems – the high Colorado Desert and the low Mojave Desert. Thanks to this unique combination, the park is home to a delightful variety of plant and animal species in a landscape smattered with boulders, buttresses, rugged mountains, desert plains, […]

Kayaking Safety Rod Shegem

General Kayaking Safety Tips

Kayaking is one of the most enjoyable, and relatively safe, recreational activities on the water. With any water activity though, it is imperative to be aware of what can go wrong and how to respond, as the situation can become very serious, very quickly. Understanding the associated hazards and risks that can come along with […]

Yellowstone Rod Shegem

National Park Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

It is no wonder that Yellowstone National Park evokes a feeling of awe and adventure. With breathtaking views, diverse ecology, and unique geology, Yellowstone is one of the most interesting places to visit. Geology Yellowstone National Park sits on an active volcano. Because of this, the park is home to boiling springs, waterfalls, geysers, and […]

Spring Break Rod Shegem

Top Spring Break Destinations

The best destinations for spring breakers are known for their exciting nightlife and fun daytime activities. These five vacation spots are some of the most popular destinations to go for spring break. Cancun This partier’s paradise along Mexico’s Caribbean coast often tops the list of most exciting spring break destinations. Cancun is a resort city […]

Save Money Traveling Rod Shegem

How to Save Money When Traveling

Traveling can be quite an expense, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right strategy, you can bring down your travel costs significantly. The next time you’re planning your next trip, consider these money saving tips: Travel Like the Locals If possible, utilize public transportation as much as you can or get out and […]

Yosemite National Park Rod Shegem

National Park Spotlight: Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park encompasses approximately 1,167 square miles and spans four counties in the east-central region of California. The park has diverse terrain that includes glacial lakes, clear streams, and valleys to granite cliffs and mountains. Local flora includes flower-covered meadows and sequoia forests. Millions visit the park each year to take in the spectacular […]

Huntington Beach Places Rod Shegem

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California is often referred to as the Surf City of the United States. With natural ocean swells enticing surfers from all over the world, it’s not difficult to understand why. There are other activities for locals and tourists, however. For beach lovers, dog owners, and even those itching for a European getaway, there […]

Underrated Cities Rod Shegem

Most Underrated Cities in the World

Some travel-worthy cities seem to get skipped over by tourists naturally. Perhaps they have a bad rap from the past like Detroit which suffered from post-recession urban blight. Others may have needed a facelift to renovate and create more green spaces. Still, others could be overshadowed by closer, larger cities. Whatever the reason, here’s a […]

Solo Travel Rod Shegem

Advantages of Traveling Solo

Group and family traveling pushes individuals out of comfort zones by spending time in a new destination. Go another step further to test mental, physical, financial, spiritual, and street-smart limits by traveling alone. Solo travel forces the individual to learn more about him or herself in a sink-or-swim situation with no safety net. If the […]

Travel Documentaries Rod Shegem

Travel Documentaries You Need to Watch

Some people would love to travel but do not have the chance. Those that have watched a good travel documentary know that it is almost as satisfying as traveling in person. Travel documentaries are about visiting distant and sometimes dangerous places in the world that would usually be hard to go to. Those that want […]

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