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A Lighthouse Near Portland, Maine

Maine is famous for its lighthouses and one of the most photographed lighthouses is just a few miles (and a world away) from Portland, Maine. Since 1791, Portland Head Light has watched the craggy shores of Casco Bay roughly five … Continue reading

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Thai Food in a Traditional London Pub

Visitors to London are always faced with the “sticker-price shock” of eating in one of the world’s most expensive cities. I remember on one of my first visits of being horrified at the price of two pounds for one cookie … Continue reading

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A Visit to Idaho’s Magic Valley

It has always been on my bucket list to visit all fifty U.S. states. For years, I saw the list shrink down to three and the past two years the list had shrunk to one remaining state being Idaho. For … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Automobiles in Turin, Italy

In the Lingotto area of Turin is a car museum that combines Turin’s history of manufacturing Fiats with the humans’ love of the automobile. In a sleek, grey, ultra-modern structure, the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile offers something for everyone. With three … Continue reading

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A Church and Coffee Beans in Rome, Italy

During the winter, it’s quieter in Rome with fewer tourists than during the high season. I have been coming here for years as there is so much to see that it is almost overwhelming. On a recent visit in late … Continue reading

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A Quiet Refuge in Vancouver’s Chinatown

In the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown lies a peaceful garden reflecting characteristics found during the Ming Dynasty. The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a tranquil retreat in the core of a downtown commercial district. For an admission price … Continue reading

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A Taste of Autumn in Boston’s Public Garden and Gibson House Museum

  It was my first New England fall, something I have wanted to experience for years, to see the vibrant, rich colors of a New England autumn. Living in Houston, we have a few cold days but the trees are … Continue reading

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A Tasty Touch of Elegance in Copenhagen

Eating out in Denmark (and Scandinavia in general) is expensive and when I am traveling, I like to eat where the locals eat. As a rule, Copenhagen can be pricey but a local food market, Torvehallerne KBH, is a find. … Continue reading

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Mingling with Musk Ox in Palmer, Alaska

I happen to be in Alaska fairly regularly for my job and was lucky enough to visit this year in the summer. For visitors to the Anchorage area, a special experience with wildlife up close is a trip to the … Continue reading

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Roadside Art in North Dakota

I wasn’t expecting this. Near Exit 72 on Interstate 94 near Dickinson, North Dakota, drivers will see metal signs asking visitors to “Hop, Hop, Hop to the Enchanted Highway”. Starting with a sculpture, “Geese in Flight” on the interstate, visitors … Continue reading

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