Call Your Mother

Over the years when I traveled the one person I always checked in with was my mother. I’d let other family and friends slide for a while, but never my mother. I’ll bet that 99.99% of travelers do that. Moms rule. Our conversation always began like this: Me: “Hi Mommy Dearest, how are you?” Her: …

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Hiatus

What do travel bloggers do when there is little in the way of travel to blog about?  Some wrote about what it was like traveling during a pandemic; the short answer is “difficult.”  Others have fallen silent for a time, or recap past adventures. For a variety of reasons, this is my first post since …

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Wire and Steel

The Christmas holiday has always been a complicated bag of mixed feelings. It's a juggernaut of expectation, emotion, and expense. I feel bombarded by commercials and holiday specials and buried in over-the-top nostalgia that causes general anxiety even when everything goes as planned. I'm sure I'm not alone, holidays are hard for lots of people, …

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Restoration Hangar

You hear people say it again and again. “I never visit local attractions unless I have company from out of town I need to entertain.” I know people who have never visited our local zoo, art museum, theaters, parks and historical sites. We’ve done our fair share in checking Ohio's offerings, but this particular summer …

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Most Loyal Reader

Prologue: I’ve written before about how traveling for extended periods puts you at risk for missing important family events and milestones. We have been at our home base and after Thanksgiving I was inspired to write about just such an event. It took me a while to get it posted. My sister is 11 years …

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