• Travel Musings

    Slow Travel – What I’ve Learned After 82 Days Traveling In Europe

    I’m evolving as a traveler.  My 7-10 day whirlwind trips of the past have been replaced by more enriching journeys of a month or more.  So-called slow travel. During 2022, we took three different month-long trips to Europe – Spain, Malta, and Greece. When originally envisioning what this post-retirement life of slow travel would look like, I didn’t fully know what…

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    My Favorite Food and Travel of 2022

    2022 was the greatest year of travel I’ve ever had.  My retirement late last year allowed me the opportunity to pursue my lifelong passion for travel in a way that I’ve never been able to.  Slower travel.  A chance to spend a longer period of time in some pretty amazing places. A chance to really absorb the history, culture, and…

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    12 Favorite Travel Photos and the Stories Behind Them

    One of the reasons I started blogging is for the opportunity it gives me to share my travel photos. Whenever I travel, taking that “perfect shot” has always been a focus for me. But few people ever saw those pictures- they would just linger in the digital universe for me to stumble upon from time to time. Blogging though is…

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    My Favorite Food And Travel of 2021

    It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect on the past year, while looking forward to what comes next. 2021 didn’t bring as much travel as I hoped. The pandemic rages on and now Omicron brings us new travel concerns. But I need to travel in order to maintain sanity, and we still found our opportunities in 2021. We…

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    4 Great National Park Scenic Drives

    National Parks are often so-designated because of the high concentration of natural beauty within.   And one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of each National Park is to take advantage of its designated scenic drives.  Many U.S. National Parks have at least one. Some have even more.   Let me show you a few of my favorite…