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Only three weeks late with that new year’s resolution

So it’s been a month of traveling and eating. (No new year’s resolution for me; I never keep them.) Lots of walking, but not enough to offset the tidal wave of calories. I was passing through my local airport and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas season, in Ireland

Feel like a turkey doing the same thing every Thanksgiving? Here’s some food for thought: Go elsewhere next year. For a radical change of pace, we left the country. For about twice as much as it would cost to fly … Continue reading

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Road trip ends up on one of my favorite sites

Happy that my visit to the symphony made it onto one of my favorite sites, The Bark. A while back, I took a four-hour ride (each way) to see the Pittsburgh Symphony because there were dogs involved. They were an important … Continue reading

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What country best fits your personality?

Take this quiz. It’s fun, and just might prod you into exploring some new horizons on that next trip. I’m India. Not surprising, since I’m a fool for yoga and curry. Mitch joked that the only reason I included it … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Away, and missing that special pet?

Meet Edie, the mascot at the Fairmont hotel in Pittsburgh. Or, to use her formal title, “Canine Ambassador.”     Look closely at this boxer/lab mix and you’ll see her tail is bent. Apparently this rescue pooch was hit by … Continue reading

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Cool place to stay: Where B&B means bed and beer

If you know anything about me, it’s that chocolate is my vice. Everything I learned about beer was gleaned while living in Australia, where they take their brew very seriously. I could never keep up. It’s a safe bet even … Continue reading

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Ultimate cool place to stay: an art gallery

It’s not quite a night at the museum, but it may be the closest thing: spending the night in an art gallery. You don’t need to be a celebrity or performance artist. There are a couple venues out there (and many … Continue reading

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Who I’m sleeping with tonight

Meet Konica, proprietress of an art gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s my digs for the next couple days while I continue The Great Condo Search. One of the neatest lodging experiences I’ve ever had. Back with the scoop (as … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Doggone great encounters

What’s travel without meeting new faces — preferably of the canine kind? Some dogs I’ve had the recent pleasure of meeting: Starbucks drive-thru, Raleigh, NC. Downtown Seattle. Pike Place Market, Seattle. Ditto. Ballard neighborhood, Seattle. Alki Beach Park, Seattle. Gas … Continue reading

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12 reasons to love Seattle (besides the Seahawks)

Think Seattle and you think: Seahawks. Space Needle. Microsoft. Awful weather. Done. That’s what I thought. Then I discovered the Pacific Northwest’s “Emerald City” has loads of sparkle. Just back from visiting and entertaining the idea of buying a little … Continue reading

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