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Seeking the Strange

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to seek out the strange sights, places that are a bit wacky and off the beaten tourist track.  I try to find at least one per trip. The extra effort … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Copenhagen Part 2

The second day in Copenhagen started out great. By the evening, there would be lessons learned, chips would nearly be our downfall, and we would get nasty and gross.

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Happy Birthday! I got you Helsinki!

In other posts I’ve mentioned that I have given Mike states for his birthday.  I still haven’t come through on his most important one, his 50th state of Hawaii.  Much to my chagrin, this is something that he reminds me … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Stockholm Part 2

We were ready to explore. Once again, we crossed the bridge from Norrmalm to Gamla Stan. This time 15 pounds lighter. Our backpacks were safely stored in a luggage locker at the central station. It was early, around 10:00am and … Continue reading

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Scanada-navia

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. My iPhone has become an incredibly useful tool. I use the map app as GPS for road trips. I can search the Urbanspoon or Trip Advisor apps for restaurants close to … Continue reading

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And They’re Off!

There’s nothing like kicking off a European trip by visiting America’s historical sites. That’s how we started this latest adventure. Our flights to Oslo were out of Philadelphia and it was cheaper to drive there than fly so we decided … Continue reading

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The Stockholm Syndrome

We’re being held hostage. Allegedly every hotel in Stockholm and the surrounding cities is booked. Even all of the rooms in the university town of Uppsala 50 miles away are full.

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Counting Countries

Once a year I like to take inventory of where I have been and where I am going. There’s an organization called the Traveler’s Century Club. The only requirement to become a member is that you have to have traveled … Continue reading

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Tweet and Fly Like a Bird

Cheap, cheap cheap!  My newly acquired, experimental Twitter account has paid off like a Vegas slot machine.  Cha-ching!  We’re flying to Europe for almost chicken scratch.

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The Beginning

I was born to explore. As a kid in Manhattan I explored the dirt in Riverside Park; Central Park’s zoo; the dioramas at the Museum of Natural History and saw the Mona Lisa at the Guggenheim. I did all of … Continue reading

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