Category Archives: Photoblog

Whale Watching in Baja California

I had to share this article I came across in the United Kingdom’s Telegraph: “Baja California: Mexico’s playground for whales.” I had the opportunity to go whale watching last year while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and although … Continue reading

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The Streets of Florence

I was going through the pictures on my phone this weekend…you know, deleting the ones that I couldn’t figure out why I took to begin with…and came across these: The streets in Florence are super-narrow and parking is almost nonexistent: … Continue reading

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The End of the World…According to the Mayans

It’s coming in less than 11 months…if you believe the 2012 movie and a lot of conspiracy theorists and Mayan enthusiasts, and apparently a lot of people do. Come Dec. 21, 2012, we’ll all be finished. Gone. Done. Finito. In … Continue reading

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A Maryland Wine Adventure

Yesterday, my husband, John, and I did one of our favorite things: We headed to a local winery. I had a Groupon for a holiday wine tasting at Linganore Winecellars, in Mt. Airy, Md., the state’s largest winery, and I … Continue reading

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Vicariously Exploring Malta

Awhile back (OK, like six months ago), one of my favorite websites, Slate.com, ran a series on the tiny island of Malta, and I found it fascinating. I just reread it. I love, love, love reading about little, out of … Continue reading

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Travel Lust on Pinterest

As a follow-up to my last post, “The Places I Want to See,” I thought I’d mention one of my newest travel inspirations: Pinterest. If you’ve never used Pinterest, it’s an online pinboard. You can request an account using a Facebook … Continue reading

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My Bucket List: The Places I Want to See Before I Die

Confession: I’ve only read parts of 1000 Places to See Before You Die, and haven’t even heard of many of the amazing spots author Patricia Schultz highlights, let alone visited them. I was in a local bookstore yesterday, however, and … Continue reading

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The View from the Air

Since I wrote about what I don’t like about air travel the other day, in the interests of fairness, I thought I’d mention my favorite part: the view. And I’m not talking about when you’re little and it’s fascinating to … Continue reading

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Cards from the Shore

First, apologies for being MIA for so long. It’s the dog days of summer and it’s been so hot that my brain has (mostly) ceased to function. I want nothing more than to stretch out on a soft white beach, … Continue reading

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Postcard from home (Washington, D.C.)

Today is Flag Day, the 236th Birthday of the U.S. Army and last but not least, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s (Think Uncle Tom’s Cabin.) 200th birthday. 2011 also marks the 10th anniversary of 9-11 and the war in Afghanistan, the 150th … Continue reading

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