Nature

The Insta-Home Challenge: Annville, PA

September 13, 2013

Sorry folks, this title is waaaay misleading. Our summer home was neither instant nor a challenge for us. Instead, it was a beautifully restored, rustic Revolutionary War-era dwelling with actual 250-year-old log construction details, nestled in the lush, bucolic countryside outside of Hershey, PA. It was a home that was sweetly prepared to welcome our [...]

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Detour: Ghost Ranch and Echo Ampitheater in northern New Mexico

October 22, 2012

This is the second in a 3-part series about our time in Abiquiu, NM. Read our entries about The Farm and The Food too. Indiana Jones has got nothing on the Hollicks!  We are always up for a good adventure, and the famous Ghost Ranch, just outside of Abiqui, promised to fit the bill. Before [...]

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Detour: The Organic Farm in Abiquiu, NM

October 19, 2012

This is the first in a 3-part series about our time in Abiquiu, NM. Read our entries about The Food and The Terrain too. Unplugging, in order to plug back in For Ang’s birthday, she requested that we get away to a 20-acre organic farm along a river in Abiquiu, New Mexico that our dear [...]

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Detour: A Girls’ Weekend in Portland

September 4, 2012

Tell me, friends: what’s the best destination for a God-I-need-a-break-from-touring mommy, to celebrate the bachelorette-hood of her college best friend? Miami. Vegas. New Orleans. Atlantic City. Portland. Duh! This was our magnificent view of Mount Hood from Portland’s Council Crest Park. Since my bestie Anita wanted a “chill, nature-filled foodie retreat” and our other best [...]

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Greenville’s Greatest Hits

July 29, 2012

The Hollicks’ Top Ten in Greenville, SCWe Hollicks left our hearts in Greenville. After the three back-to-back party cities of New Orleans, Orlando and Miami, it felt good to just slow down, surrender to a daily routine, and leisurely romance a sweet, beautiful city instead of hitting various places hard and fast. Now that I’ve [...]

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Cold plunges, peaches, and pulled pork sandwiches

July 12, 2012

We ended Greenville on a high note — out in nature, amongst gorgeous ravines, tall trees and pork products. Perfect for the Hollicks! On our last free afternoon before leaving Greenville, we took a drive up to Pisgah National Forest, about one hour north on the way up to Asheville, on the advice of locals [...]

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