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Kovas Palubinskas
Works at Midwest Multisport Life - An Endurance Blog
Attended Loyola Chicago
Lives in Downers Grove, IL
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The Joliet Iron Works Historic Site is the perfect place for a family hike: history, culture, and cool ruins.
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Hiking: Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
After our initial visit to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie , we needed a place to stop for a picnic lunch. Happily, I had scoped out the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site earlier and knew it was on our way home. The first time I saw this location on Atlas ...
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Last week we visited Midewin, the 1st National Tallgrass Prairie. #getoutdoors
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RockNBlog: Cross Training Apps
If there is one thing I could tell my younger, fitter self, it would be to not lose fitness, because it is hell getting it back. A lot easier to put pounds off than to put them on and, if you don't continue pushing yourself, you get bored or injured, and th...
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Had a great visit, loved the hiking and enjoyed seeing the bison - can't wait to see them in the main prairie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxGuGAY6h-c
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Hiking: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
During last week's #HikerChat , I was complaining (sort of) about the fact that my nearest National Forests are more than six hours away. The National Forests Foundation suggested I visit the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. I had thought about it before...
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Idaho Wines: Ste Chapelle Winery
Founded in 1975 in Emmett, Idaho, Ste. Chapelle , moved to Caldwell in 1978, and now produces wines from Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah from the Snake River Valley appellation. With a total production capacity o...
50 States of Wine is a plan to visit a winery and craft brewery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, I will visit restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms interviewing chefs, winemakers and growers, brewers, foodies, and more.
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Idaho Wines: Sawtooth Winery
Formerly known as Pintler Cellars, Sawtooth Winery was founded in 1987 in Idaho’s Snake River Valley. Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, and Viognier are planted in two vineyards, Sawtooth and Skyline, totaling about 470 acres. Total production ...
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Restaurant Review: DMK Burger Bar, Lombard
Sometimes you hear about a restaurant long before you actually make a visit. That was the case for us with the Lombard location of DMK Burger Bar . It's a place I've wanted to check out for a while, but it never quite worked out. This year, for Father's Day...
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Hell Hike and Raft: Rain Gear
It seems like this has been an especially wet Spring and Summer, which has given me ample opportunity to test out rain gear to bring along on Hell Hike And Raft , though I hope it's not necessary there. The final gear I've collected has been gathered over m...
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Video of a recent visit to the Nachusa Grasslands - hiking with the bison! #getoutdoors!
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Indiana Wines: Oliver Winery and Vineyards
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, and started in the 60s as a hobby, Oliver Winery now annual sales exceed 320,000 cases. Definitely more than a hobby. Sourcing grapes from a variety of growers, Creekbend Vineyard is Oliver Winery's commitment to the product...
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  • Loyola Chicago
    Art History
  • University of South Florida
    Educational Leadership
  • National Louis University
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Finding Adventure in my Backyard
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I’m a transplanted Southern Californian living in the Midwest. It’s taken some time, and plenty of searching, to appreciate the nature we have here. In the Midwest we don’t have the jagged peaks or deep canyons others do, but we do have trails to run and hike, rivers to canoe and kayak, and forests to explore. In winter we make do with ski hills, ride fat tire bikes, winter camp and snowshoe to revisit favorite spots.
 
Finding Adventure in my Backyard: trail running, hiking, camping, skiing, and pretty much want to try everything outdoors, at least once.
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Father, husband, Endurance Enthusiast, wine drinker
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  • Midwest Multisport Life - An Endurance Blog
    Publisher, 2008 - present
  • 50 States Of Wine - a Food, Wine, and Travel Blog
    Publisher, 2011 - present
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Downers Grove, IL
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Huntington Beach, CA - St Petersburg, FL - Chicago, IL - Helsinki, Finland - Walding, Austria
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Midwest Multisport Life: Finding Adventure in My Backyard
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

Adventures with family, food, skiing, and running around in the great outdoors.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Free Permaculture Design Course - Regenerative Leadership Institute
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The world's first free online permaculture design course with Larry Korn. Learn permaculture from the world's top experts from the comfort o

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Winestyr: Buy Wine On...
www.50statesofwine.com

50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to vist a winery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, vin

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Genoa Restaurant, Por...
www.50statesofwine.com

50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to vist a winery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, vin

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Bonefish Grill, Orlan...
www.50statesofwine.com

50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to taste wines in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, viney

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Ribbon Ridge AVA - Or...
www.50statesofwine.com

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50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Chehalem Mountains AV...
www.50statesofwine.com

50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to taste wines in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, viney

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Dundee Hills AVA - Or...
www.50statesofwine.com

50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to taste wines in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, viney

Wannemaker's is expensive, but we've gone there because they are somewhat local. Today it took 30 minutes to check out because their Internet connection was down -- no discount, no effort to get it done quickly. I won't be back.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
3 reviews
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