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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”

blyonthefly.com — 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

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.

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.

Tips for surviving Europe's priciest capital

usatoday.com — USA TODAY Travel recently spotlighted Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe's most affordable capital, according to several indexes. Here, former staffer Laura Bly reports on her visit to the continent's most expensive capital, Oslo, and offers some money-saving tips. Among the first images to greet arriving passengers at Oslo's airport is a giant reproduction of "The Scream," Edvard Munch's iconic expression of terror and angst.

Paddling the Rio Grande

intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com — Humorist Will Rogers, the story goes, once described the Rio Grande as "the only river I ever saw that needed irrigation." But on a recent afternoon a few miles from Albuquerque , the biggest city in what the U. S. Drought Monitor has dubbed the driest state in America, the waterway still evoked its name.
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Dec 18, 2014

MT @SimonCalder: Dreaming of #Cuba? I reckon a year before Caribbean’s loveliest island starts to change independent.co.uk/news/world/ame… #travel

Dec 05, 2014

RT @Henry_Stradford: Make it Now: You Can Photograph It, Or Let It Pass You By, But You May Never See It Again ln.is/bit.ly/j5zqq

Nov 26, 2014

A heartwarming tale for all those traveling on the busiest day of the year. Happy #Thanksgiving! davidkanigan.com/2014/11/16/gat…



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