Category Archives: General Travel

Fes, Morocco: Party like it’s 900 A.D.

It’s not everyday that you can walk through a gate and walk back more than 1,000 years in time. To a city with thousands of alleys, way too narrow for its residents — nearly 1 million of them — to … Continue reading

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How to travel light and still look presentable

I just came across a tale that reminds me of me to the very extreme when I travel. And why I love travel so darn much. Because it really is the best learning experience you’ll ever have. Meet Mike Spencer … Continue reading

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What could possibly go wrong with that rental car?

I know I said I’d be right back. Part of what happened since then was I broke up with my doddering old faithful PC (which I’d gone back to after a Windows 8 computer I’d bought for work reasons died) … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: Land of dogs, ghosts and U.S. presidents

One of the staff at The Gaslight Inn, Gettysburg, Pa.  A low-key, elegant oasis in a town once overrun by warring soldiers; and now visitors. If you haven’t heard, Gettysburg is marking the 150th anniversary of the epic Civil War … Continue reading

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Many reasons to visit Iceland — even in winter

If you’re pondering where to vacation this year, here’s another destination for your list. Iceland. Seriously. And I say that after having been there in the dead of winter. As 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon might ask, Why would I want … Continue reading

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Georgetown, Malaysia: One big museum

As I mentioned, most of what I saw on the Eastern & Oriental Express was from the train. But it was nice to get out and mingle with the real world for a little while. We stopped in Malaysia and … Continue reading

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Going to be murder if I don’t find right hat for Orient-Express

Just one week to go before I head to Asia to board the Eastern & Oriental Express in Singapore — sumptuous sister train to the Orient-Express in Europe. I’m all set. Well, mostly. In case you’re wondering: Why that one? … Continue reading

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Travel moment: What’s that doing there, at O’Hare?

So there I was at Chicago’s O’Hare recently, when I ran into this guy. Funny that this very tall dinosaur replica happened to be posing right next to a United Airlines ad touting roomier planes (I’ve circled the United ad … Continue reading

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Vietnam visa saga, part ___ (losing track)

OK, stopping to take a deep breath here, albeit a quick one because that’s all I have time for right now. There’s more to tell you about my Martha’s Vineyard getaway. Meanwhile, I’m spending the coming week in Elkhart Lake, … Continue reading

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Barcelona to Nice, by SUV

What do you do when you’ve done the obligatory Spring Break drive from Philly to Miami? You could drive cross-country, which I intend to do someday, I think. Haven’t gotten around to conquering that one. If I do, I’ll invite … Continue reading

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