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The Galveston County Daily News: Travel

February 11, 2016


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National Museum of American History showcases innovators

America generated many of humanity’s most useful and stunning inventions: mass produced automobiles, telephone, electricity, flight, television, the internet and Google — to cite just a savvy few.

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Sunday 10/11/2015
Fall in Colorado evokes Hemingway
Posted: October 11, 2015

Ernest Hemingway’s exquisitely constructed imagery evoking nature’s autumnal signs, written as a friend’s eulogy, repeated on Hemingway’s own Ketchum Idaho memorial, came to mind on a 36 hour visit to favorite Colorado haunts we hadn’t seen in a few years.

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Standing Stones of Callanish more accessible than Stonehenge
Posted: September 02, 2015

These 5,000 year old stone slabs are as famous as Britain’s Stonehenge — and unlike fenced in do-not-touch Stonehenge, visitors can actually walk up and touch the Standing Stones of Callanish, which are as old as Egypt’s pyramids.

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Wednesday 08/05/2015
The Geisha Experience
Posted: August 05, 2015

Geisha are women who have been trained in the traditional Japanese arts of makeup, costume, singing, music and dance so that they can be entertaining to men of distinction (wealth and power). Geisha are expensive to employ and usually the only people who can afford them are the equivalent of CEOs.  

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Traveling by cruise to the faraway and remote Faroe Islands
Posted: August 05, 2015

TORSHAVN, FAROE ISLANDS - Pass me the whale blubber, please,” I asked my fellow tourist on our visit to the private home of natives Ejvind and Dorota Mouritsen in this capital town of 16,000. The traditional delicacy — black, dried whale meat — is served on a slice of cold boiled potato, with a tiny translucent slice of whale blubber on top. Because whales are mammals — not fish — there is no fishy taste. 

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Ghosts believed to haunt Culver Studios
Posted: December 10, 2014

Given that major movies in America’s cinema history have been made in Culver Studios, grande dame of all studio lots, where legendary actors and directors dazzled, ghost sightings are part of the ambience.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
Cashing in on a crashed industry
Posted: November 06, 2014

"Don’t let the zombie get on our bus!” I screamed to the driver.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Michigan island has unique ambience
Posted: September 17, 2014

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — What is America’s only state-owned and maintained highway that does not allow any motorized vehicles on it?

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Sunday 11/03/2013
Travel mantra: None too small, none too remote
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 9:50 am

My travel attitude is that there is no town too small or too remote not to have some worthwhile attraction to explore and learn from.

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Sunday 08/04/2013
Town for fictional setting in ‘Mockingbird’ welcomes visitors
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 9:50 am

Judge Janice Law toured the Monroeville, Ala., the setting for the fictional town in Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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