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Certified dromomaniac, storyteller and photographer, embracing a homeloose life!

High Gas Prices Will Cut July 4 Travel-AARP

High Gas Prices Will Cut July 4 Travel-AARP
aarp.org — High gas prices, coupled with higher airfares and hotel rates, will keep many travelers in their backyards this Fourth of July weekend, according to an AAA survey out today. AAA estimates 39 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend, down from 40 million last year.

Six Things to Know about River Cruising in Russia Right Now

Six Things to Know about River Cruising in Russia Right Now
cruisecritic.com — September 2, 2015 | By Laura Bly | No Comments We'd already tossed back several varieties of Russian vodka, each accompanied by pastrami, pickles and expert commentary from Yulia, our maitre'd on Viking Truvor. But the best, a smooth blend of chili pepper and honey, had been saved for last.

Travel in the age of “Fearbola”

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

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

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

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'

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

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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Apr 28, 2016

RT @TelegraphTravel: Sunset at the Erg Chebbi sand dunes of the Sahara Desert in Morocco Photo: Gordon Chua,… instagram.com/p/BEv2eD6unvj/… httpspic.twitter.com/6u69NRcir4//t.co/6u69NRcir4

Apr 01, 2016

How I wish! #Duolingo pillow guarantees language fluency by sunrise #aprilfoolsday pillow.duolingo.com

Mar 08, 2016

"Nearest thing to wings of your own" 92-year-old WW2 veteran flies Spitfire again #internationalwomensday youtu.be/NvrlTzeFRKs

Mar 07, 2016

Compassionate look at "What it’s like to be that fat person sitting next to you on the plane.” medium.com/@thefatshadow/…

Mar 06, 2016

In #SanMigueldeAllende, #Mexico, dancers celebrate the marriage of Catholicism and indigenous traditions pic.twitter.com/93kbrvwP6B

Feb 23, 2016

Wish I could be there! Death Valley Experiencing Colorful ‘Superbloom’: nytimes.com/2016/02/23/sci…


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