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Author Archives: Journeys By Jill
The ads are cheesy. An iPhone rings and the caller I.D. says Asheville, N.C. The tagline from this tourism board commercial is “Asheville’s calling. Will you answer?” Asheville has been calling me for a while but not because of the … Continue reading
For me, planning a journey is as much a part of the trip as the actual travel. Preparation gets the anticipation juices going. In addition to researching a destination online, I love the now antiquated exercise of going to the … Continue reading
The year has flown by and it’s time for the annual weekend visit from my nearly lifelong friend Bill. Although Bill would be content to spend the two and a half days sitting on a couch yacking, that is not … Continue reading
A trip to Easter Island is the trip of a lifetime. A trip to Easter Island is long and expensive. But if you are one of the 50,000 or so people who make this trek every year, you will be … Continue reading
The hottest tickets in town dropped in my lap at a business meeting. Tracy could barely contain her excitement and concentrate on the purpose of the meeting. She had just gotten her hands on tickets to a taping of “The … Continue reading
The Charlotte in 2012 host committee threw another fun party for the Democratic National Convention. CarolinaFest drew a diverse group of delegates, dignitaries and a mob of Mecklenburgers (Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County) to the heart of the city.
The night started with a police escort! No, it wasn’t a funeral. We were on one of the many chartered city buses headed for the Democratic National Convention’s Media Party in Charlotte, North Carolina.
*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* It’s 6 am and Edith is rattling our door. Scared out of a dead sleep, we are a bit alarmed and confused until we figure out that … Continue reading
*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* The day is just getting away from us. Taking the unexpected cave tours with Bill threw off our timing for the rest of the day so when … Continue reading