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Washington, D.C. metro area
Travel Writer and Photographer

Traveler, storyteller, photographer. Former travel writer, USA TODAY

Windjamming on the Mary Day

blyonthefly.exposure.co — Maine windjammer cruises, launched in 1936 to breathe new life into a faltering commercial cargo fleet, have become as synonymous with the state as "lobstah" bakes, blueberries and the insistent bleat of a fog horn.

Lessons, highlights from a month on the road

blyonthefly.com — It's been one month since we sold our home and most of our belongings and hit the road. Fifteen states, 10 hotels, five friends' houses, two Airbnb rentals and nearly 4,000 miles later, we're still happily married (thanks, Siri!) and looking forward to more adventures. A few highlights: -Priceline and Hotwire rock.

The spirit of Mayberry lives on in Mount Airy

usatoday30.usatoday.com — MOUNT AIRY, N.C. - In "The Class Reunion" episode of The Andy Griffith Show , the perpetually popular sitcom that made its debut 50 years ago this fall and taped its final episode in 1968, Sheriff Andy Taylor takes a stroll down memory lane with a high school squeeze who has moved from Mayberry to Chicago.

Singapore hawker food-Maxwell Road

flickr.com — Tian Tian Hainanese chicken rice, located at Singapore's Maxwell Road Food Centre, is famous for its moist, tender chicken and chili sauce made with lime juice instead of vinegar.

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

flickr.com — Explore LauraSBly's photos on Flickr. LauraSBly has uploaded 1761 photos to Flickr.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

flickr.com — San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Fogo Island Inn: The hotel at the edge of the earth

usatoday.com — According to the Flat Earth Society, ragged, wind-battered Fogo Island, Newfoundland is one of the four corners of the planet. If this isolated offshoot of an already remote destination - an hour's drive from the closest commercial airport in Gander, followed by a 45-minute ferry ride from Farewell into the North Atlantic - isn't the edge of the world, it might as well be.

51 Great Burger Joints

usatoday.com — 51 Great Burger Joints Alabama Recommended by the Southern Living magazine travel staff Alaska At the two Arctic Roadrunner locations in Anchorage, tuck into the Kodiak Islander. It's a quarter-pound patty with green chile pepper and half slices of bologna, salami, ham, melted American and mozzarella cheese.

Santa Cruz Island, a piece of 'unhurried California'

latimes.com — You can't go home again, novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote. But as my husband and I discovered on a recent sail to largely uninhabited Santa Cruz Island, the biggest of California's eight Channel Islands conjures even more magic than it did during our visits nearly two decades earlier.

A sentimental journey to Wisconsin’s Door County

blyonthefly.com — According to Celtic legend, the ravens that nest among the limestone cliffs in northeastern Wisconsin's Door County are messengers of death, able to bridge the unseen world that separates the living and the departed.
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Oct 20, 2014

Looking for a good offline Spanish translator app. Suggestions?

Oct 15, 2014

Best tip for DCA: sit on right for takeoff, left on landing for gobsmacking views of the National Mall :) @velvetescape

Oct 15, 2014

Wow...RT @Brasilmagic: Carina Nebula via Hubblesite. The Universe looking like artwork pic.twitter.com/pnZo0k771O



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