Tag Archives: Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

There was an interesting photo challenge presented by WordPress this week – to take two shots of the same place, one vertical and one horizontal, to express two views of the subject. I’ve been offline for a while, taking care … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Benches

Benches are one of those things you find all over the world. Some are just simple and useful, while others have a charming character all their own.     Benches in Princes Street Gardens on a rainy day in Edinburgh. … Continue reading

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Purple Mountain Majesty

I’m really a water person.  I’m drawn to lakes, rivers, oceans, and even the little stream in my back yard. But there’s something majestic and awe-inspiring in the mountains as well. I grew up in Pennsylvania, where the rolling Appalachians … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Where in the World?

Challenge #6: The world is a big place. Some people have had the need or opportunity to travel widely, some just enough to wish for more, and some are rarely able to get further than local attractions. For most of … Continue reading

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Travel Plans

It’s time to start making some serious plans for where my beloved and I might travel this year.  Last year, most of my travel was to see my mom and sister a few states away, and most of my husband’s … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Travelogue, Part 1 – Oahu

For forty years, my beloved and I talked about going to Hawaii.  Finally, we were able to go last Fall.  We figured we would treat ourselves to this big vacation while we were both working, Hawaii is probably one of the most … Continue reading

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