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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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2015 Bucket List (Midterm Report)
Teton Sports not only got me to post a 2015 Bucket List , but they actually followed up on it recently, to see how I was doing. Nice. So here's a midterm report: Likely: Run 3 Half Marathons - as a #RocknBlog Ambassador, this should have been a no-brainer, ...
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Missing the Ocean
When summers roll around, I always miss the ocean. Growing up in Southern California, I had Huntington and Newport Beaches a mile from home, and rode my bike there all the time on a dedicated bike path that ran car-free along the Santa Ana River. Amazing to...
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A brief history of grilling (and barbecue): There is nothing quite as summery as grilling your meals, often in the backyard, beer in hand, kids racing around. Cooking meat outdoors over fire has been around for …
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That looks like a blast - 2 of my sons tried it; older loved it, younger a bit scared.
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Hiking Nachusa Grasslands
When I first heard about the Nachusa Grasslands in the winter, I was immediately intrigued. Bison in Illinois? Close to Chicago? I had to find out more, so I started planning a visit. The Grasslands are a project of The Nature Conservancy , a private non-fo...
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How to Make a Survival Bracelet
A true lifesaver, the survival bracelet is not just a pretty piece of jewelry. People have used paracord as tourniquets, slings, climbing aids, and even fishing line (don't ask me if it really works). This weekend, while shopping at our local Army Surplus S...
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FLXWine Winechat
On May 27th, #winechat returned to the Finger Lakes to learn more about the region, discuss and taste wines from Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, and Heron Hill Winery. The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance sent out some samples for...
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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Snooth: Lodi Presents
Most virtual tastings are fun, Snooth and Lodi Wine both make them special, so it was great to be invited to participate in a tasting with the both of them. Lodi Wine Country is one of California's major wine growing regions, located 100 miles east of San F...
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Outdoors Dad Father's Day Gift Guide
Lagging in the numbers compared to Mother's Day, Father's Day is the stepchild holiday, a day to remember good old dad, that guy that brings home the bacon, has a beer or two, and hopefully tosses a ball around with you once in a while.  That's actually not...
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#NationalTrailsDay hike in IL - Sand Ridge State Forest [video] #hikerchat #trailtime
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Wine of the Week: Nik Weis Urban Riesling 2014
Urban not as in city, but as in saint of the wine industry. Living in the 4th Century, Urban was the bishop of Langres and eventually canonized as a saint, being invoked against blight and alcoholism. Nik Weis has chosen Mosel Riesling grapes, some from his...
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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  • 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
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

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: 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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