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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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#ORShow Day 1 Highlights
All right, it's been almost two weeks, and I'm still not quite back into the swing of things and...that's okay. Happily, I lead a pretty low key life, so no giant drama happening at all (though the kids ARE starting school tomorrow, BIG change). When I flew...
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Wine of the Week: Santa Julia Innovac!ón Malbec-Syrah Rosé 2014
A member winery of the Familia Zuccardi ,  Santa Julia is an Argentinian winery that works with grape varieties such as Malbec, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio and Tempranillo. There is a focus on two types of sustainability: almost a...
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 Humor: Bottom of the Bottle
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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: 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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#ORShow Day 3 Highlights
Day 3 started off disappointingly, as the guys at Cafe Mugshot had a long line and I didn't have time to wait (good for them, bad for me, I'll visit them at Winter Show...). Hard to miss the  Popticals  booth, with an enormous neon green Jeep parked there. ...
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Wine of the Week: Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2013
No wimpy wines. Another Trader Joe's grab, Ravenswood hearkens back to my early wine days, when this brand stood for quality Zins, not that they've moved away from that reputation or anything, but my experience has broadened considerably. Tasting Notes: Pre...
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Wine of the Week: Earthstone Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Picked up this Earthstone wine (bottled by Healdsburg Cellars) at our local Trader Joe's, figuring that, at $5, it was worth a shot. According to TJ's, the 2013 version of this wine comes from a "winery [that] is a very strong player in the Sonoma wine biz....
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Tips for the Ultimate Backyard Campout
Throw the Ultimate Backyard Campout with Tips Straight from Camp With many camps booked solid for the summer and your kid sitting inside with a controller in hand it is time to take a stand and get your kid to unplug. One way parents can get their kids to c...
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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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  • Loyola Chicago
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  • University of South Florida
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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
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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.

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

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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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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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