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Kovas Palubinskas
Works at Midwest Basecamp
Attended Loyola Chicago
Lives in Downers Grove, IL
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  • Loyola Chicago
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  • 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, Outdoors Enthusiast, wine drinker
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  • Midwest Basecamp
    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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Fogo de Chão, Naperville, IL
It's been more than a few years since we last visited Fogo de Chão in downtown Chicago, so it was pretty exciting to get an Opening Night invite for their new location in Naperville. This is a lot closer to our home, so we're more likely to return sooner. E...
Fogo de Chão has opened a new location in Naperville, IL and we got to attend the Opening Night.
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Parducci - True Grit Reserve
Deep Roots ~ Legendary Wines For 80 some odd years,  Parducci  (a family-run winery) has been making wines with a reputation for value, quality, and care for our local community. The Parducci commitment to sustainable winemaking practices translates to high...
For 80 some odd years, Parducci (a family-run winery) has been making wines with a reputation for value, quality, and care for our local community.
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Carlucci Restaurant, Downers Grove, Illinois
A recent invitation to dine at Carlucci Restaurant was intriguing, as they had hired a new chef and created a new menu that was showcasing a new, lighter approach. It's been almost 3 years since I last reviewed Carlucci , a take-out meal while our kitchen w...
New chef, new menu at Carlucci Restaurant, Downers Grove, Illinois.
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Broadside Wines
Broadside Wines  is about the expression of place, in this case the Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles. Minimalist winemaking (harvesting at lower sugars, employing native fermentation and using little to no new oak) mean these wines are meant to be savored,...
Broadside Wines is about the expression of place, in this case the Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles.
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Wine of the Week: Herencia Altés Garnatxa Negra 2013
In the south eastern corner of Catalonia is Terra Alta - a family of grape growers decides to make wine, and Herencia Altés  was born. Tasting Notes: Hand harvested Garnatxa Negra grapes; aged in 300 litre French oak barrels; opaque dark ruby red color; smo...
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Welcoming Winter: Tubbs Snowshoes Ambassador!
As I sit here, it's 46 degrees, with temps in the 60s expected this weekend. While I love the mild weather, it also means I'm delayed in playing with some new gear, mainly my Tubbs Snowshoes . About a year ago, I met with Tubbs Snowshoes at the Outdoor Reta...
Being a Tubbs Snowshoes Ambassador means the whole family gets to try a new Winter sport.
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Leer Vineyards: Helping Wounded Veterans
Occasionally samples of wine come with a story that resonates or is so compelling that the wine almost becomes secondary. Leer Vineyards is in that position, having created a collection that transcends everyday drinking. The wine in their bottles of Heroic ...
Leer Vineyards is proud to offer Heroic Red and Valiant White - a portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold benefits the Military Warriors Support Foundation, which provides mortgage free homes to wounded combat heroes and spouses.
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Home Run Inn Pizza, Lakeview, Chicago
Several weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit the new Home Run Inn Pizza, located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Located near the Belmont Avenue CTA stop, there is also plenty of parking, so access is easy. We've been to our local Home Run Inn in ...
This is Home Run Inn's first North Side location in Chicago.
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LangeTwins Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
As part of a holiday package from Lodi Wine, I received a bottle of LangeTwins Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. I love the motto on the bottle “To Be Generational, We Must Be Sustainable” ; sustainability is such an important aspect for the wine world ...
One can taste the care given to make the LangeTwins Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.
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My #HellHikeAndRaft2015  page is live on the blog - check out write-ups of the trip, gear reviews of partner companies like +TETON Sports +GetCairn +PURINIZE™, along with social media links for the whole crew.
Hell Hike And Raft 2015 took 9 bloggers into the backcountry of Idaho, backpacking and whitewater rafting the Hells Canyon Recreational Area. Along the way, we forged longterm friendships, suffered...
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Midwest Basecamp: New Blog Address
Midwest Basecamp has moved! Please navigate to: http://www.midwestbasecamp.com
Midwest Basecamp has moved! Please navigate to: http://www.midwestbasecamp.com
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How to Run Every Day
Most days, I don't feel like doing it. Running, that is. That's usually the hardest part about exercising every day: the motivation factor. I've been a fitness fanatic ever since I was a teenager, when I ran track in high school, and have always made it an ...
Tips to keep you on track with your fitness goals, whether a daily run or a few days a week.
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CYA in the Outdoors: Pants That Work
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

A variety of pants suitable to wear for outdoor activities, but also for the office.

Drink in the Great Outdoors with Stanley Brand (#Stanleyness!)
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

Stanley wants you to be armed with the BEST gift for all the outdoor adventurers on your holiday shopping list. Can't go wrong with the Vacu

Motorola Talkabout T460 Gear Review
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

The Motorola Walkabout T460 are the best affordable walkie talkies we've found yet. Beyond having fun adventuring right at home (as my boys

Northside USA Kids' Footwear Gear Review and Giveaway
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

Northside USA shoes are rugged, reliable and affordable for families who want to enjoy the outdoors together.

Midwest Basecamp Get Outdoors Gift Guide 2015
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

This Gift Guide is not an all-inclusive list, but hopefully you'll find some of the items spark your interest.

PROBAR Saved My Ass
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

PROBAR products are non-GMO or organic and saved our asses on Hell Hike And Raft 2015.

Midwest Multisport Life: Finding Adventure in My Backyard
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

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

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.

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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