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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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Is it April already?

Man. I’d ask where spring went, but looking out my window, there’s no evidence that spring has even taken a peek at Ohio yet. The glaciers that grew to each side of my driveway this winter have shrunk to little … Continue reading

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I’m a believer

So, I went to York and have to tell you – first and foremost – that this is a wonderful, charming, fascinating destination. LOVED it. York is picturesque, full of things to see and do, and is so easy to … Continue reading

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Germany’s oldest city

Did you know that Germany’s oldest city lies just across the river from Luxembourg City? Trier was actually founded in 16 BC during the reign of Augustus Caesar and was called Augusta Treverorum. A few years ago it was our … Continue reading

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Five reasons why geriatric travel rocks

How often does someone tell you, hey – it’s good to be old?! Well, I’m here to tell you that when it comes to travel, at least, this is definitely true. Here are my top five reasons why you should … Continue reading

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No need to wander the cobbled streets of European villages to find colorful, summer fiestas and fairs

There’s something particularly charming about a festival or fair in a foreign country, don’t you think? I know I feel fortunate when I happen across things like a Sunday morning flea market in Florence, or the procession to St. Stephen’s … Continue reading

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Reasons to return to Rome, Part Four: Keyhole in the Green Door

One of the lesser known attractions in Rome involves the simple act of looking through the keyhole of an old green door. The door is located on a site that was originally a palace, then a Benedictine monastery, and then … Continue reading

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Reasons to return to Rome, Part One: Campo de’ Fiori

When Americans travel to Europe, it’s tempting to say we’ve “done” Paris, or Amsterdam, or Florence, or wherever we’ve spent a couple days seeing the sites. You jump on the Hop On-Hop Off bus and race to see the Mona … Continue reading

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Hiking exposed: just a walk in the park

I just want to let everyone know that I went hiking this week. Yes. Me. Hiking. I thought I had never been hiking before, not being an outdoorsy sort of girl. Lo and behold, I discovered that the athletic types … Continue reading

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What I Hate About Las Vegas

First, the noise is an assault on the senses. In practically every hotel in Las Vegas, whether upscale or lowest-of-the-low, you have to pass through the casino to get to your guest room. That means running the gauntlet of slot … Continue reading

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