"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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Muir Woods

“This is the best tree-lover’s monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world. You have done me great honor, and I am proud of it.” –John Muir to William Kent   I guess this was the week to feed the tree-huggers inside of us. We will leave California well nourished,…

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Grizzly Giants

Don’t know what the rush was. The grizzly giants weren’t going anywhere. They’ve been standing there for at least two thousand years. But we felt the need to get an early start Tuesday morning. There was no one at the bell stand, but the young lady at front desk found someone to bring the car…

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I hate being scared. I never watch fright flicks and never read thrillers. What is thrilling about being scared half to death? I’ve always said, tongue in cheek, that life is scary enough; I don’t consider it entertaining to be frightened. For that reason, I have never watched a scary movie; I am sure that…

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Between the Waters

It probably won’t come as a great shock to anyone that I follow more than one travel blog. It’s not terribly wise; travel blogs are my Kryptonite in much the same way as is a box of vanilla wafers. Everyone has a few things that are hopelessly irresistible to them and that lead to gluttony…

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Lest We Forget

Yesterday was a long, emotional day. First, the three of us traveled with the Americans on the river cruise from the ship’s dock to Utah Beach. There were different itineraries to choose from for folks from other countries. For example, the Canadians headed off to Juno Beach. Anyway, back to Utah Beach. I think that…

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Sacre coeur! We are smitten. No doubt about it. This is awful, but I have to admit that we have fallen once again for an old love. How many times have you said things like, “It’s over! I am never looking back! What kind of loser goes back to an old flame?” Well, neither of us have…

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