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

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

Travel in the age of “Fearbola” — While U.S. headlines were trumpeting the growing hysteria over the country's first Ebola diagnosis in Dallas, I was kicking back at a resort in southern Ethiopia - where my only medical concern was a nasty crop of chigger bites, courtesy of a bush walk to view zebras in spectacular Nechasar National Park.

Windjamming on the Mary Day — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Explore LauraSBly's photos on Flickr. LauraSBly has uploaded 1761 photos to Flickr.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Fogo Island Inn: The hotel at the edge of the earth — 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 — 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' — 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.
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