Tag Archives: Rick Steves

When the Cold Hits Hard

“If the temperature is less than my age, I don’t get out of bed.” — Ellen Over the weekend parts of Massachusetts received more than a foot of snow. Then early this week our temperatures were in the single digits. … Continue reading

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The ‘Three Weird Sisters’ of Macbeth – Temptation, Ambition, and Guilt

“And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray us In deepest consequence.” — Banquo, Macbeth, I,3 “Wow” is not all I have to say about the … Continue reading

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What I Learned in Ireland

“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.” ―Alex Levin Before I went to Ireland a few years ago, I was aware of Irish lace, fisherman’s sweaters and Jameson’s whiskey … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Guidebook?

Don’t panic. –Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Guidebooks are the magic windows through which we can imagine, anticipate and plan travels yet to come. You should probably consult a guidebook or two whenever you travel to a … Continue reading

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Weather Woes and Travel

You can’t get mad at weather because weather’s not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life. ~ Doug Coupland The US has had an unusual run of luck over the last nine years, with no major … Continue reading

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Whose Journey Would You Take?

“Sal, we gotta go and never stop going ’till we get there.’ ‘Where we going, man?’ ‘I don’t know but we gotta go.” — Jack Kerouac, On the Road Go on a journey or live a life? Same or different? … Continue reading

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Thanks and Encouragement to You

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.” — Melanie Beattie, The Language of Letting Go Thank you, gentle readers, for being … Continue reading

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Things Every Traveler Should Do

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” – Eleanor Roosevelt [A colleague directed me to a fun article in … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Travel

“Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people.” –Mark Twain Can you give your family, your friends and yourself any opportunity which offers more … 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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