Category Archives: North America

Barbara Jean’s Restaurant

Delicious crab cakes and fat shrimp. That’s how a friend described her last meal at Barbara Jean’s Restaurant in the Jacksonville, Florida area. That was enough to pique my interest. There are four restaurants in the chain. The one my friend … Continue reading

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Museums Open Doors with Free Admission

Free culture! Come and get your free culture!

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Road Trip? There’s An App For That

Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure In whatever comes our way Lyrics from “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf Got a hankering to hit the open road? Before you load up the car, load up … Continue reading

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Asheville’s Calling

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

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What Can A Travel Agent Do For You?

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

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Stalking Homeland in Charlotte

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

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Daily Torture – More DNC Fun

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

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CarolinaFest – More DNC Fun

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.

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DNC Media Party – Charlotte, North Carolina

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.

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Frightened by Fur on Easter Island – Day 4

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 the owner of the Hotel Taura’a thinks we are part of the group … Continue reading

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