Category Archives: Road trips

Amish rite of spring is plain dirty

Punxsutawney Phil may be a cute guy, but let’s face it — he’s not exactly Al Roker when it comes to spring predictions. (I worked with Al many weather forecasts ago. Lots of fun.) I like the odds better in … 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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Quebec City, Canada: Drive to Europe!

The holidays are always special, but even more so for me. It’s been a tradition for Mitch and me to take a vacation at the end of the year. We’re not exactly high-rollers the rest of the time. Travel is … 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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Behind the scenes: Asheville, NC, in the movies

Hollywood’s taken advantage of Asheville’s pretty charms many a time. The lake that figured so prominently in Dirty Dancing — where Patrick Swayze gave Jennifer Grey a lift — is said to be Lake Lure, about a half-hour from the … Continue reading

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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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A trip to the ‘other’ Florida

Just back from a Florida I’d never encountered. A Florida that’s much more Deep South than South Beach. On the road again; details when I return.

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