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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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.@Eureka_Tent Solitaire set-up [video] #getoutdoors #hellhikeandraft2015
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Running, will you be my friend?
So there is this - after months of consternation and frustration, then taking much time off, I ran yesterday for the first time in a while. I purposefully kept it planned to be short, with a midway break to play on the jungle gym with the Little Worker. He ...
Adventures with family, food, skiing, and running around in the great outdoors.
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¿Decopas? A glass?
Each day in Argentina, thousands of colleagues, family and friends turn to each other and ask: “¿Decopas?” Buenos Aires slang for “By the glass?” this joyous invitation signals the start of Happy Hour! Just in time for Spring weather and lighter fare came ...
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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Wine of the Week: Holman Ranch 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
In the heart of the Carmel Valley, Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery have their hands in a lot of projects: weddings, events, an olive grove, stables....oh, they also make some really great wines. Originally, the ranch was part of the lands bestowed to the ...
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#BeChildish Dinner at The Brass Monkey
Thematic restaurants can be a tough go, with a tightrope act needed to pay homage to the theme without being cloying and also appealing to current tastes and paradigms. Originally opened as The Brass Monkey (by Untitled Supper Club's owner Marc Bushala and ...
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Reposting video of our @DuPageForest led kayaking on the Du Page River West Branch.
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Hell Hike And Raft: Cairn
Hell Hike And Raft Partner Cairn is a subscription service helping outdoor and recreational enthusiasts discover new brands and new products through a monthly box delivered to their doorstep. Their products are curated from four general categories: gear, a...
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Hiking Beverly Lake
This weekend, I had the chance to visit a new to me trail, called Beverly Lake. Located in Hoffman Estates about a mile and a half or so off the Interstate, this is an easy location to visit, though traffic back towards the city can be a bear depending on t...
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Make Yourself Known
Inspired by Just A Colorado Gal  (thanks Heather!), who herself posted because of Amanda at Run to the Finish (isn't the blog world great?), I'm asking you, my readers, to make yourself known. Let's connect. To those who regularly comment - thanks! I want t...
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Hell Hike And Raft: HikeGoo
One of the most fun things about the lead-up to Hell Hike And Raft is that some of the partners will be providing their products ahead of time. One of these, Foot Kinetics , provided a sample of HikeGoo, blister protection for the feet. I'm as leery as the ...
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Weekend on the River
A few days ago, Tazer and I participated in the DuPage Forest Preserves ' "Weekend on the River," an overnight kayaking and camping experience on the West branch of the Du Page River. We've walked along the river many times, it was exciting to think that we...
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Kayaking the West Branch Du Page River during the @DupageForest "Weekend on the River"
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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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Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
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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.

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www.womensendurancegear.com

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50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Winestyr: Buy Wine On...
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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...
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50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Ribbon Ridge AVA - Or...
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50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Chehalem Mountains AV...
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50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Dundee Hills AVA - Or...
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50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: 100-Point Wine Rating...
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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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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