Category Archives: USA

Making Customs Easy. Easier?

I came across an interesting article in the Washington Post this morning: Going through Customs: How to make reentering the U.S. a lot more pleasant. It’s long (four pages) but a good read for anyone about to travel internationally, full … 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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Doing Nothing…And Not Feeling Guilty

Did you know that the first definition of the word vacation is a respite? (According to Merriam-Webster, anyway.) It’s something that I often have to remind myself, because I’m the type of traveller who tries to cram 101 activities into … 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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Mmm…(cheap) wine

I’ll say it: I’m a cheap date. (No, not that kind of cheap.) I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner as much as the next girl, but I’m perfectly happy with a $10 (or even $7) bottle of Sutter … Continue reading

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