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When you go to Rome but your suitcase goes to Myanmar

My new friend Carol Cassara has some great tips on avoiding lost luggage and agreed to let me share her post: Check out Carol’s story here! It’s called “Dude, Where’s My Luggage?” – love the title. And her suggestions are … Continue reading

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Flying Frontier: thoughts on cheap ass travel and more

Well, first I have to tell you about a webinar I’m considering taking by a writer I admire, Josh Bernoff. He has a blog called “Without Bullshit” and his webinar is about Writing Without Bullshit. I’m all for writing without … Continue reading

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1000 Voices for Compassion – On the Road

Last month I signed up to follow and write about being a Voice for Compassion. February 20th is the day for everyone participating in this movement to share their thoughts – so here I am! When I think of compassion … Continue reading

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Hey! Some people are actually reading this!

I received an email from WordPress with this end-of-year information about my blog and was thrilled to see that it was viewed 7,400 times. Whaaaaat! How cool is that? Of course, probably 1,000 of those were me posting, then checking … Continue reading

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Journey to a new home

Sometimes trying to gather my thoughts into a coherent story is a little like attempting to corral two-year old triplets, fresh and feisty after an energizing nap. Several times this week I’ve tried to focus on creating a post about my … Continue reading

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An armchair traveler goes to Italy

I think I like to read about other people’s travels almost as much as I enjoy traveling myself. Over the years I’ve accumulated a small mountain of books – in print, and on my Kindle – written about everything from … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s about the ‘dogs and donuts

Do you often use vacation to go “back home” to visit family? Now I live a stone’s throw away from the town where I grew up, but for many years vacation was the time to return to Geneva, Ohio, to … Continue reading

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A scrumptious story of life in Paris

It’s time for another book suggestion and this one is a must for any Francophiles out there. Lunch in Paris, A Love Story with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard is as delightful as the illustration on the cover (below).  I found it … Continue reading

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Witness history

In the latest issue of my favorite travel magazine, National Geographic Traveler, there is a short article about a bimillenary celebration this summer in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. “Bimillenary” means it’s been 2,000 years since Caesar Augustus laid one … Continue reading

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Eight reasons why I want to visit Brisbane

I just finished a delightful four weeks with my son, Chris. He is currently working on his PhD at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and was here on break between semesters. It was hard driving him to the … Continue reading

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