Category Archives: International

Business Trip to the Far East

A friend of mine, Chuck Heller, made a recent business trip to Hong Kong, Shenzen the Philippines . After another recent trip to Europe and a severe scolding by me, he made sure to take some photos this time to share. Thanks Chuck!! … Continue reading

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Back Street Wanderings

Today I was searching through my photos of our 2010 trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia for a specific location and the play of the warm Adriatic light on the stone walls and terracotta roofs of the city reminded me how nice a trip … Continue reading

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Tipping in Paris

I have mentioned several times that I enjoyed meeting Richard Nahem in Paris on my last trip there. Richard is a New Yorker who moved to Paris years ago when he went to visit and fell in love with the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Travel from Others

“When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon “A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s … Continue reading

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What’s the Diff: Tourist vs Traveler????????????

Dictionary definitions are almost the same but in reality there is a huge difference between a tourist and a traveler: their mindset; their goal and purpose for the trip. A tourist is someone who is interested in seeing a place. … Continue reading

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Graffiti–the messages and the art

When I hear the word GRAFFITI I tend to think of urban tagging….big swirly things that deface buildings and are hard for me to interpret. There are other kinds of this art form, though, and they are ancient in their … Continue reading

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Weddings in exotic locales

Years ago a woman I worked with in Nashville went to Disney World to get married. She and her husband had few friends and did not want to spend a lot on a reception with any of the family or other people … Continue reading

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Castle Hotels

I met Graham when I was living in Nashville and the 5.5 hour drive to West Virginia had its landmarks. West of Lexington, in the adjacent horse country town of Versailles, we watched a castle being built! Nestled in the spectacular landscape … Continue reading

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Hey! Look at that one!

On our recent college road trip we traveled just a few miles short of the US-Canadian border.  When I first started planning the trip I was concerned about the very real possibility of snow in March, but it was one of those … Continue reading

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