Formentera
Jul06

Formentera

When C. Smith suggested that we head to Spain for our next vacation I was definitely on-board and I knew what my “A” as going to be – Formentera. First let me explain what “A” even means. Whenever we travel we both make a list of our A, B and C priorities. A = not leaving until I see it, B = Let’s try very hard to see it, C = Would like to see it if we can make it work. Truthfully we rarely make it into C territory because our A’s...

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Delayed Travel Musings – Iceland Adventure
Feb12

Delayed Travel Musings – Iceland Adventure

Back in my ex-pat days I kept, or tried to keep, a blog about my travels throughout Germany and Europe.* Much like my entries to this venture, they were sporadic at best and went dry about a year into my stay in Germany. Due to my own inactivity, may of my adventures went undocumented. This is a project to rectify this, 3-4 years after the fact. I may not have great recall of the stories and shenanigans that occurred while on these...

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Forum Magnum goes to The Forum
Apr08

Forum Magnum goes to The Forum

This past fall C. Smith and I took a much anticipated trip to Italy. Although C. had been on the past, I have not and the clock was ticking, I needed to see Venice before it completely sank underwater (for those of you who have never been, turns out you have some time before that happens).  I wanted to write about the trip sooner, but life, work, moving (more on that another day) etc. got in the way.  Now my friend and her hubby are...

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Cleveland!
Jun16

Cleveland!

Thursday, June 11th, 9:45 pm Game 4 of the NBA playoffs, in Cleveland, Cavs up 2-1, this is the moment I have been waiting for since LBJ left CLE. I should be on top of the world, but I am sitting in Charlotte, NC wishing I was home. To most people outside of NE Ohio, Cleveland is a punch line…yeah yeah we know, the river caught on fire, get over it folks, that was a long time ago and Cleveland had come a long way. I adore...

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Joshua Tree National Park
May26

Joshua Tree National Park

I have a tendency to procrastinate, not the best trait, but every now and then it kind of pays off. I recently received an email from Shutterfly that photo books are up to 50% off, perfect timing; I have been meaning to put together photo books from some recent trips. By recent, I mean 8 months ago – stupid procrastination. So I sat down the other day and got to work, and was quickly brought back to one of the most amazing places I...

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Asheville, a short primer for Tyler and Brittany
Mar26

Asheville, a short primer for Tyler and Brittany

Let’s start with what this little article is not. It’s certainly not an all inclusive guide book to Asheville, North Carolina.  It’s not even a 500 word, how to spend 48 hours in a city, that might find itself in Charlotte Magazine.  This is an open letter to two of my favorite people, Tyler and Brittany, who are going to travel to Asheville in a couple of weeks.  You see, I wish I could join them; but I will be...

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