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

- Lawrence Block

"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


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

- Louie Armstrong

" 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!


Gibraltar is exactly what we needed after the Northern Lights cruise. Don’t get me wrong: we loved our time in Norway, even if it was incredibly mind-numbingly cold. I know it makes us sound lazy, but getting dressed to go outside was such a chore. It took so much concentration and time. If we forgot…

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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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Mr. Rockefeller’s Carriage Roads

                                                        “. . . I have built paths and roads almost since childhood . . .” ~~ John D. Rockefeller, Jr.   John D. Rockefeller, Jr. began traveling with his…

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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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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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