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OREGON v ARIZONA PT 1: STATE FACE OFF SERIES

Despite news fakery to the contrary, the sun does shine in Oregon. It’s an elusive beam natives flock to like mosquitoes to a zapper. Not the same in Arizona where people hide in shade half the year, and no mosquitoes. The trade off is a raincoat or sunscreen, the smart gear every Snowbird packs in […]

6 STEPS OF EUROPEAN TRAVEL AFTER THE FIRST STEP

  Step One: Admit you’ve been bored to death since your last trip.   You miss making connections, new train stations, airports. The miracle of being on time. Like a caged animal, your travel bug paces. Every Sunday it rattles the gate. That’s when Rick Steves shows up. With a dish. Travel bugs feast on […]

YOU KNOW YOU MADE A WRONG TURN WHEN…

How often do we get warnings when we make the wrong turn? The #oregonstandoff took a wrong turn or two in the past month, but they’re not alone. How to respond when you learn a wrong turn could be a life saver? A wrong turn happens on foot, in cars, relationships. When things go wrong, […]

Baby Boomer Travel

or, How To Get Out Of The House And Not Go Crazy You’ve got a check-list and you see a few boxes that need marks. Go to college and get a degree? Check. Pay off student loans? Check. Get married and have kids? Check and check/check. Get divorced? No check. Run a marathon? Check. Run […]

Two Shades Of Boomer Travel

Even when you go someplace you’ve never been, you still find shades of familiar. It takes a special place, one filled with an internal music, to make everything feel new. The band in my brain cranked up in Barcelona, Spain when I saw the Gaudi church, La Sagrada Família. One part Disney, one part Enchanted […]