The Unexpected Joys of Travel

6th Jul, 2009

I’m convinced that the best thing about traveling anywhere are those one-of-a-kind unexpected experiences no one else has. Seeing the Hoover Dam is amazing, but seeing a cloud shaped exactly…

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24 Hours in Portland

5th Jul, 2009

Being in Seattle, it’s nice to have Portland so close. Only a two-hour drive to my hometown’s weird little sister (the one who’s a lot of fun to hang out…

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How Not to Get Robbed While Traveling:...

2nd Jul, 2009

Part 2: Protecting yourself and your stuff while traveling You may have read through yesterday’s vicious diatribe on thieves, and how to protect your home while you’re away. Today’s installment…

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How Not to Get Robbed While Traveling:...

Part 1: Protecting the home you leave behind from burglary I hate thieves. I truly believe there is a special level of hell for people who steal from others (A…

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American Couple Returns Roman Artifact;...

7th May, 2009

25 years ago, an American couple traveling in Italy snatched up a hunk of some ruins as a souvenir, and wracked with guilt, returned it decades later. “We appreciate the…

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Ja, Voll? NEIN!

28th Apr, 2009

Last week, the hubby and I found ourselves in Munich for National Beer Day (insert joke here about how every day is National Beer Day in Bavaria). The hubby had…

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Top Ten Cures for a Vacation Hangover

27th Apr, 2009

The Hubby and I got back from a week-long trip to Germany yesterday, and I’m in the throes of a nasty vacation hangover. (Not the worst one I’ve ever had,…

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