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Maps Clear Up Any Confusion

While visitors to the U.S. are often confused by the language that we use to describe commonplace things in our culture, those of us who were born here are frequently baffled as well by the linguistic choices of other Americans. … Continue reading

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Bookstore Support

I frequently get approached to support various crowd funding projects for bookstores. To be honest, I often feel a bit annoyed that business owners are asking for bailouts when so many people face their own financial struggles. However, in some … Continue reading

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Travel Buzz

It won’t be available for sale for two years, but I’m already psyched about Volkswagen’s modernized electric microbus van. After spending much of a summer living in a VW ┬ájust like the red one pictured above, I’m a little nostalgic … Continue reading

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See Venice And Die (or take a number)

I feel very lucky to have visited Venice before the advent of cruise ships and budget airlines. During my earliest trips to La Serenissima, it was possible to enjoy the city without hoards of cruise ship passengers and daytrippers. In … Continue reading

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Save Our National Parks

Over the years, I have shared a few posts that featured images from the original iconic 1930s WPA poster series that promoted the amazing U.S. National Park Service and American tourism. Inspired by the classic posters and the ongoing shitstorm … Continue reading

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Airbnb : You know where, who knows when

During recent years, I’ve used a number of apartment and hotel booking services, but I get more questions from folks about Airbnb than any other company. A frequent question is how far in advance is it best to book a … Continue reading

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Hang in there…we’ll be back

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Key West to Canada by bike

Thanks to the East Coast Greenway Alliance, in the near future it will be possible to ride your bike along a dedicated bike path 3,000 miles from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine at the Canadian border. Thus far more … Continue reading

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Every Town Needs A Story Pod

By night the Story Pod is a glowing 8×8 light box in an Ontario riverside park. During the day it opens like the covers of a book to reveal a cozy, inviting reading space for all. Situated in the town … Continue reading

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Bonjour Paris

During the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of news stories and blog posts disparaging Paris tourism. The complaints seemed to focus on a perception that the city is dirty, noisy and crowded. My only comment is that travelers … Continue reading

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