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Alaskan cruise highlight

My mom asked me to plan a family vacation to Alaska and assumed we would go on a cruise with a side trip to Mt. McKinley, but her budget did not permit that. Instead all seven of us flew into … Continue reading

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How To: Select a Private Guide

I’ve spoke often about how I place a high value on hiring a personal guide when you want a better insider experience in any place you visit. I’ve never explained how I chose a guide, though, so I thought I … 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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Fear Factor

My eldest kid always had trouble making decisions. I read the parenting books and when he was two years old, I offered him a choice between two pairs of shoes. When he was three, we upped the ante to a struggle over … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day-Stainless Wine Storage

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Exploring off the Beaten Track

Where do most visitors to a major city go?  Guidebooks, websites and travel agents are quick to suggest lists of “must see” places.  I am not pooh poohing those lists or those places.  But I want to suggest that not every … Continue reading

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Alternative Vacation Housing

During our recent 2 night stay in New York City we rented an apartment on the West Side just off Central Park West. I wanted a neighborhood that would be close enough to where Graham had his meeting, easy access … Continue reading

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Still Breathing…..

…..but I am travelling which makes for busy evenings and up and out and about early….and now, sitting at a friend’s computer ready to tease you with a photo at least, there is no slot for my camera’s memory card … Continue reading

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New York to Albany by Bike at age 13!

The summer Sam was 13 we found a summer trip opportunity  that ended up making a profound difference in his life.  He joined a group called Teen Treks on a bicycle trip from New York City up the Hudson River … Continue reading

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Whodda Thunk It…at our Age!

Reading all these adventure travels that the 20-somethings and 30-somethings are enjoying, I thought I would take a moment to share a 50s- and 60s-something adventure. Yeah, a bit more sedate that bunging jumping, perhaps….. In our family we celebrate … Continue reading

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