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  • Venice by Morning Light

    Venice by Morning Light

    Venice is magical.  Its many moods, and its bustling, winding streets and alleyways are unique in the world.   Michon and I have found that the best way to have the city to ourselves is to rise early, and venture out for a couple of perfect hours.  The sights are […]

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  • Wrights Lake Perfection

    Wrights Lake Perfection

    There are places that hold special meaning, and capture your heart.  For Michon and me, Wrights Lake in the High Sierra is one of those.  We found it about five years ago, and it has been a beautiful refuge for relaxation and kayaking ever since. Few know about this lake, […]

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  • Historic Lodgings in New Orleans

    Historic Lodgings in New Orleans

    In New Orleans, history seeps from every brick and building.  Merchants, sailors, pirates, privateers, and royalty have tread the well-worn stones of the French Quarter for some 300 years.  So besides stellar gumbo and shrimp etouffee, when Michon and I are in this amazing city we don’t waste an opportunity […]

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  • Employers love travelers.

    Travel and your job prospects

    It’s the age-old decision.  College or a job is ending, and you’re not sure what you’d like to do with your life.  How do you decide, and where do you go from here? Well, if you are listening to employers, the answer might be to travel. In a survey of […]

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  • What You Don’t See

    What You Don’t See

    When we travel, we learn.  Sometimes when we least expect it, and when we’d rather be quaffing down a cold beer.  And this is especially true when we show an interest in people and their unique and fascinating stories. Where this particular story begins is at an English style pub in the […]

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  • The Amsterdam to Paris Express

    The Amsterdam to Paris Express

      I love this shot.  Simply put, it illustrates the reasons I love to travel.  Just read the sign. 8AM, Amsterdam, waiting for the arrival of the TGV to Paris.  Anticipation, excitement, spontaneity; it’s all there in the picture.  If truth be told Michon and I were up late the previous […]

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  • Europe Anyone?

    Europe Anyone?

    Norwegian Airlines is back at it, and that means good news for U.S. travelers eyeing a trip to Europe. The airline was just approved to operate a slew of new flights starting in June between the northeast U.S. and European destinations.  And as travelers from some key west coast cities […]

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  • Lessons from the Patriots

    Lessons from the Patriots

    The world is always abuzz with political news, much of it disturbing and polarizing.  Now, with the new administration in the United States contributing to a climate of uncertainty, it may surprise you to know that there is a new place to reflect and take stock of where we’ve come from […]

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  • Your Pocket Concierge

    Your Pocket Concierge

    You’ve been there.  I know we have.  Michon and I arrive in a new city, and set out to see the sights.  That’s great, of course.  But we are also interested in meeting and interacting with the locals.  Where are they?  What are they doing?  Hard to say when you’re new […]

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  • Lovely sunset at Lakeside Beach.

    Lake Tahoe’s Secret Gem

    California’s spectacular Lake Tahoe is certainly most famous as a winter wonderland, the home of ski resorts like Squaw Valley, Heavenly Valley, Northstar and Kirkwood (nearby).  But surprisingly, summer is actually the more popular season at Tahoe, in terms of visitor numbers.  Michon and I like to bask in the clean mountain air, often 30 […]

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