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

- Louie Armstrong

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

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

- Augustine of Hippo

"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

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!

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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I Need a Hero

Remember that song? I don’t recall who sang it, but let me tell you, the title would be incredibly apropos of Andersonville. Camp Sumter, the official name, was nothing short of hell on earth. But, let’s be clear here: no doubt, it was a terrible, awful stain on the Confederate States of America (CSA), but…

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Unfinished

Fresh from Hyde Park, the Hudson Valley, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Springwood estate there, we felt the time was right to drive to Warm Springs, Georgia to see his Little White House. It isn’t like it is on the way to anywhere, so the trip wasn’t going to happen spontaneously as if, one day…

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Empire State Wrap Up

We don’t completely understand it, but as much as we love to travel to the far reaches of the globe, so often, the places that we find most interesting are right here under the flag of the United States. This adventure in New York is no exception. We are preparing to head home tonight, but…

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The Roosevelts of Hyde Park

Monday morning’s predawn thunderstorms jolted us awake and sent us burrowing a little deeper under the covers, yet all the while, we were thanking the heavens that sent the cacophony to Hyde Park for also providing shelter from the sound and fury. The light of dawn seems to come earlier here, and the morning light…

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A Day on the Mighty Hudson

The Savannah River has always coursed its way through my life. It was there when I was growing up in Aiken and I again find myself near its banks, so having a river as a part of my life is not at all odd to me. I love being close to water. Mudlarking along the…

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Garden Art

                                 “I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.”   ~~W.B. Yeats, “The Lake of Innisfree” (1888)   We arose Saturday morning and went to Innisfree. We went to the one in Millbrook, New York. It was highly recommended…

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