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

- Augustine of Hippo


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

- Louie Armstrong

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

- Anita Desai

"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."

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!

Fun and Games

The nickname for Springfield, Massachusetts is “The City of Firsts” for good reason. There is a rather long list of things that happened here first. If you doubt me, go ahead and Google it. I will only highlight two of the people who made their mark here first. Allow me to tell you a little…

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Sam and Livy’s House

“To us, our house . . . had a heart, and a soul, and eyes to see us with; and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benediction.”              …

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Storied Statues

    On Wednesday, we visited our twenty-fifth state capitol building when we toured the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, so we find ourselves halfway through the list of state capitals with absolutely no serious ambition to see all of the other twenty five. If it happens, that would be great, but it’s not something…

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Nothing Short of Rhapsody

The composer [George Gershwin], trying to write a Lisztian concerto in a jazz style, has used only the non-barbaric elements in dance music, the result being neither good jazz nor good Listz, and in no sense of the word a good concerto. ~~~Constant Lambert, British composer and critic Back when everyone was making New Year’s…

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From Flash to Splash

We are back home and are getting a lid on all the chaos that awaited us. Well, it wasn’t really chaos, but lots of bills and junk mail and tons of stuff to stash and even a few Christmas things to put away. It’s hard to believe it’s already February! We had a wonderful adventure…

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The Blighted Captain Bligh

I’m just a soul whose intentions are good.                                                                                              …

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Pearls of Wisdom

Yep, I could be a farmer. A pearl farmer, anyway. No worries about dirty fingernails or broken tractors. Just spending time surrounded by crystalline waters teeming with beautiful reefs and incredible fish. Yes, I have no doubt that I could get used to it. My biggest problem would be selling my products. I would want…

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