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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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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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Huntington Beach, CA - St Petersburg, FL - Chicago, IL - Helsinki, Finland - Walding, Austria
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WineStudio: Bodegas Paniza
Last up for the April WineStudio, Online Session XXIII, The Next Great Grape – The Cariñena Garnacha, with a virtual visit to and tasting of Bodegas Paniza . From the Protocol Wine Studio website:  “Founded in 1953, Bodegas Paniza is named for the village w...
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Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria, Hoffman Estates
Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria in Hoffman Estates is not a small establishment, at 10,000 square feet it accommodates up to 350 people in the three separate dining rooms, a high energy bar area, with room for another 300 people outdoors. It doesn't feel ...
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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Earthquake Relief Fund Created by Sherpa Adventure Gear
I met the folks from Sherpa Adventure Gear at the OR Show this past winter, and I was impressed not only with their products, but with their efforts to improve conditions in their native Nepal. Now they've created an earthquake relief fund called "Help Sher...
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WineStudio: Bodegas San Valero
Our second week of this month's WineStudio (theme: D.O.P. Cariñena), focused on two wines from Bodegas San Valero . Founded in 1944 by 60 winegrowers from Cariñena region, this coop now has more than 700 members. Besides investing in cutting edge manufactur...
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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Weekend River Trip: West Branch DuPage River
Pretty excited. Yesterday I signed Tazer and me up for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County ’s “Weekend River Trip” on May 9 and 10. We'll meet the first day at McDowell Grove Forest Preserve in Naperville, where we'll receive instruction on kayaki...
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Fromagerie Guilloteau: Fromager d'Affinois
I recently received samples of four flavors of Fromagerie Guilloteau's line Fromager d'Affinois : Plain, Bleu, Pepper and Garlic and Herb. Fromager d’Affinois debuted in 1995, produced using ultrafiltration, an ingenious process which retains a higher conce...
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We flatlanders have to be creative in our training :)
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Hell Hike And Raft: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
It was exciting to be chosen to participate in this year's Hell Hike and Raft , but now my impatience is starting to show. Hard to believe that more than three months remain until the trip, with the Outdoor Retailer Show the week beforehand. I haven't been ...
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Ice Age Trail: Blackhawk Segment
The Ice Age Trail is one of eleven National Scenic Trails and covers over 1,000 miles, wholly within the state of Wisconsin. Located in Walworth County, the Blackhawk Segment is approximately 7 miles in length and runs between Young Road and US Highway 12. ...
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Orvis Fly Fishing 101
In the spirit of Trying Stuff, Tazer and I attended the Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Class Sunday. I'm looking for a way for us to spend time together outdoors, before he gets totally teenage on me and no longer wants to hang out (so far it hasn't been too bad). F...
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Video of my recent hike on the Ice Age Trail Blackhawk Segment
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WineStudio: Grandes Vinos y Viñedos
Grandes Vinos y Viñedos, S.A. , was created to sell the wines of a number of co-operatives of Cariñena Denomination of Origin, using a new company name, the most modern installations, and a workforce of the highest level of qualifications. Their vineyards c...
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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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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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

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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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
3 reviews
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