Category Archives: Cool places to stay

Quirky Paris hospital hotel just what the doctor ordered

The last thing you want while running around Paris is to have to check into a hospital. But there’s one that may be worth checking out because it’s home to a quirky hotel in a drop-dead location that won’t cost … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Town & country

Da guyz of Asheville, NC: Lola and Fidel, busy at work at downtown Asheville clothing store. Lola is a Boston terrier mix; Fidel, a Havanese. And the menagerie at the Biltmore Estate …

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Asheville, NC: Little bit of the West in the East

Take Boulder or Santa Fe, sub the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains for the Rockies, and what have you got? Asheville, NC. After years of hearing there was something really sensational in North Carolina other than my sister and … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Hotel hostess who just might sleep with you

Meet Mai, mascot of the Florida House Inn in¬†Fernandina Beach, Florida. She’s a rescue dog that’s a combo of beagle and Bluetick Coonhound. Named after Isle de Mai, the original name for Amelia Island, coined by a French explorer who … Continue reading

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RTW, LA: You, too, can rent a luxury yacht

The last days of my RTW trip were spent on a luxury yacht right across the street from where I lived in Marina del Rey, California, more than a decade ago. I’d gone sailing many times when I lived there … Continue reading

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RTW, LA: Chance encounter leads to voyage to my past

Next: Chance encounter leads to luxury yacht that takes me on surreal time trip. I’ll be getting right on that after “splashdown” from my round-the-world journey, back home in Pennsylvania. It’s been a great ride, but I sure won’t miss … Continue reading

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RTW: Odd Couple — me and LA roomie ‘Felicia’ Ungar

In order to tell the story of how I ended up in the Hollywood Hills, I have to explain how I got there: my temporary roommate. I wanted to finish my RTW trip in L.A. because I felt like visiting … Continue reading

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RTW: A B&B room’s friendly ghosts

As the saying goes: “If these walls could talk .”¬† They can’t, of course. Or so I thought. Until I stumbled onto something during a stay at a B&B in San Diego. The Little Italy Inn has a long history. … Continue reading

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