"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."


"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai


"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

“A Child of the Sun”

In 1938, Florida Southern College was a handful of elegant brick buildings perched on a hillside overlooking Lake Hollingsworth. But, amidst the orange groves and magnolia trees, College President Dr. Ludd Spivey envisioned something far grander. He saw the setting for the first truly “American” college, a campus that did not mimic the ivy-laden halls…

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Colorful New England

We’ve been driving all over the Granite State and the Green Mountain State, and all the while, I’ve put a good bit of thought into why New Englanders seem to celebrate fall way more enthusiastically than we do. Here is my theory: I think that it is because it is just so darn pretty here…

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Kissing Bridges and Romantic Structures

“If I were to pray, I would pray that the bridges be spared the attention of engineers and arsonists—equal dangers with very little difference.”                                                              …

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Return of the Pumpkin People

We really must give credit where credit is due. Our neighbors to the north, the fine folks of New England, do autumn much better than we do. I assume that it is because the fall foliage is so much more spectacular there. Plus, the air gets fresher and cooler and all that really sets the…

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The last time (and only time) I have visited the Outer Banks before this week, I was probably at the ripe old age of seven. Age nine max. It was a family trip with my parents and brothers and we met up with an aunt, an uncle, and a couple of cousins. The house in…

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The Maine Event

Our family summer adventure in Maine is over. Mount Desert Island was a perfect destination. There is much to see and do. Outdoor activities ruled the week and the weather was wonderful for hiking, picnicking, cruising on the water, stargazing, and just relaxing. The lobsters of the area took a serious hit, but I think…

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Fjord or fjard?

I have heard it said many times that Somes Sound is the only fjord on the east coast of the United States. These days, most people think it’s just a fjard because it comes up a few characteristics short to be classified as a fjord. Nonetheless, it is a large, deep body of water and…

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