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Cinque Terre Haikus

I just finished destroying my old knees on the trails between the towns of the Cinque Terre. Here are some haikus I wrote today, one an ode to my aging limbs. After 5 days of hiking along these trails cut … Continue reading

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10 Reasons I Love Austria

I am leaving Austria today, and, not for the first time, wish I were living here. I visit Vienna every year, but this Autumn has been special because I was also able to see Salzburg again. Both cities are jewels. … Continue reading

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Day Trip: Itinerary from Paris to Reims

OK, so you want to visit Champagne country and you only have one day to do it. That’s enough, if you limit your itinerary to Reims, in the heart of the region. Here’s how:

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10 tips for your first trip to Paris

For most Americans, their first trip abroad includes a mandatory visit to the City of Light. I just left Paris a few days ago, and I am happy to say that, contrary to what you may hear on the news, … Continue reading

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Rating Outer Banks Tourist Activities

You have to want to go here pretty badly, because it is way off the normal routes, which whisk you up and down the Interstates without even coming close to these high-duned beaches, yet the Outer Banks do offer up … Continue reading

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Charleston Vs Savannah

Many people, when visiting the Southern seaboard, will take side trips to both Savannah and Charleston, often at the same time, since they’re only about two hours apart. Both are justifiably recommended as great tourist destinations. But if you can … Continue reading

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Savannah On My Mind

You can tell a lot about a town by the way they treat strangers and vacationers. I’ve only been walking around Savannah with a map and a camera for about a half-hour before two people stop to ask me if … Continue reading

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