Tag Archives: Travel

Saturday Postcard

The letter carrier brought a treat to our home today.  A postcard from Hawaii.  They remembered the ritual.  I’m fuzzy and warm all over. I’ve been hugged. I have said time and again that hand writing little notes and mailing … Continue reading

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Daughter Chronicles: Of Beheaded Barbies and Blind Beanie Babies

I remember traveling to Europe with my mother and my sister, Manette, in the Spring of 1980. We had just graduated, she from high school and me from college. This was to be our graduation gift. We had joined a … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To My High School Friends

I’m back in my comfortable home in California and finally able to sit in front of my computer after putting away the luggage and its contents. Please forgive me if I have chosen to meander into philosophical musings. After more … Continue reading

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I Know I Will Make That Call

Last night, I picked up a long-time friend from the airport. She had decided, on a whim, to get on a plane from Toronto and high off to Kauai for a few days. She had called a few days before … Continue reading

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Boo In The Sky

While walking along the main streets of Balboa Island in Southern California last week, we decided to head towards the water. As I looked up at the overcast skies, I noticed the drama of three tall palms and the Halloween … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Taverna Trilussa

We had read about Taverna Trilussa on Tripadvisor. Rick Steves also mentioned the establishment in his Italy guidebook. They only open for dinner so we decided to take a chance and walk in early. The Taverna is a hundred year … Continue reading

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Trastevere, Rome

One highlight of our stay in Rome was learning about areas where locals like to go for a birra or an Amatriciana. Jonathan, our all around go-to person during our Rome stay, suggested various “off-the-beaten-path but not-for-the-faint-of-heart” gems. Trastevere did … Continue reading

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Revisiting Rome

We set off to our summer vacation looking forward to another adventure.  On the encouragement of some friends, we decided to take the long journey to Europe again. The trip was to get acquainted with Croatia and its surrounds.  First, … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Postcards

I had previously written about the lost art of handwritten notes here.  I had said there has always been something so exciting about receiving a long-hand written note from far away.  I go through this ritual of looking over the envelope. … Continue reading

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A Hundred Words For Cabo

My 100 words for Cabo San Lucas: “Summer Breeze” is blaring in my ears. Glorious salty sweat is trickling down my face, searing my eyes, grazing my lips, painting my shirt. I smell the fresh sea air enveloping me into … Continue reading

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