Monthly Archives: May 2013

Worthy Souvenirs

Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you ever prove it wasn’t all a dream? — Ashleigh Brilliant What are the best souvenirs from travel? Certainly, as a minimum requirement, they should remind you of your travel, something … Continue reading

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America’s Best Idea

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” — John Muir The first family vacation I remember taking (age five, I think) was to Mammoth … Continue reading

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New and Old in Valencia

“A traveller without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi Periodic floods through the heart of the old city have plagued many ancient cities. Some city planners are outwitting Mother Nature in the way that Valencia has … Continue reading

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Hanging Out with Spanish Ham

Quick, fill in the blank. The countryside in southern Spain is  _______. What landscape would you expect to see? On our recent cruise around Spain I took a shore excursion to a village in the foothills of the mountains of … Continue reading

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Surprises on The Rock

Look round, my boys, and view how beautiful the Rock appears by the light of the glorious fire. –George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield, at the end of the sortie, 27 November 1781 Thanks to the advertising of the Prudential … Continue reading

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