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Uncover London, Part Four: Cockfosters

The weather over the last few days had proved to be drab and depressing, which was not unusual for London at this time of year. When I awoke, I opened the curtains with trepidation. 2,723 more words


St. Kitts: Lessons in History, Emancipation, Culture Shock, and Women's Lib--Part II

As we finished our mini-bus tour of the island of St. Kitts, our local guide informed us that it was the final day of the Carnival celebration– it started at Christmas, and that there would be a huge parade through the center of town, Basseterre. 1,242 more words


People Plan, God Laughs

I have this stack of letters I’ve toted around with me for the last nine months.  It consists of cards I received from friends and family the night before departing for my round the world trip.   1,070 more words


Challenging My Americanism

I spent 28 years in the USA’s Northeastern region, and the last 8 months in 14 other countries within Europe and Asia.  While I think it’s a pretty great place to be born in, I was never one of those die-hard Americans who believes our nation is the be all and end all of everything.   2,191 more words


Airbnb - A Great Lodging Alternative

If you’ve been following our blog at all, you know that we love to stretch our travel dollars so that we can travel even more… 539 more words

Travel Planning

The Journey of the Cat

“… there we understood that our vocation, was to move for eternity along the roads and seas of the world. Always curious, looking into everything that came before our eyes, sniffing out each corner but only faintly – not setting down roots in any land or staying long enough to see the substratum of things; the outer limits would suffice.” 415 more words

Afterthought Of Traveling

Why to Love Strangers & Smile Like You Don't Mean It

Hey stranger. I love you. I mean, I wanna learn to love you. Why? She’s why:

I don’t know this woman.

In fact, the first time I’ve ever seen her face was just a few seconds ago. 483 more words