Tag Archives: unusual

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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Unusual Lodging

Some people prefer to book stays in chain hotels so they know they can expect a consistent accommodation no matter where in the world they travel. So, they gravitate to  Marriott or Ramada or Hilton. Others seek something different. They are people … Continue reading

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Sewing Circles

My worlds are overlapping again. You ever feel like the things you do, the groups where you are involved, are separate, and then something merge? A friend, cleaning up the pile of things left from when her mom passed away, … Continue reading

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Child Centered Trip….NOT!

We started travelling when I was 3 years old and I know there probably were plenty of times I sat there, stuck in the middle of the backseat of the 1955 Chevy station wagon, that my inner voice screamed, “ARE … Continue reading

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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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Medical Mission Along the Amazon

Medical Mission along the Amazon Five years ago Graham took a sabbatical for six months in Pueblo, Colorado, and that was when Sam and I joined him. We got involved in the community by joining the choir in a church there … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Hawaiian ride

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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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Same Old Same Old Could Use a ChangeUp

What do you do for vacation?  Let’s imagine you have always gone to your family’s house each year but your spouse finally indicated some new scenery is in order.  What next? Sometimes it’s as early as THAT when people get stuck. They … 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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