Tag Archives: wander

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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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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Vacationing Alone

Have you ever done this? Traveled alone? I have not, but I saw a recent story on it from the Times of India, and it got me thinking. I almost went on vacation by myself once. Two summers after graduating … 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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Follow-up to When a Vacation Disappoints

I don’t have many followers (Yet. A girl can always dream!), so when I hear from one, I get excited and I sit up and take notice. One of my lovely readers, who has her own blog about Italy, mentioned … 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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When a Vacation Disappoints

Have you ever planned and saved for and built up a trip in your mind for so long that when it actually happened, it was…well, disappointing? I’m not talking about the sort of travel-related disasters I’ve discussed before (“What can … 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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Vacation Anticipation

I’m baaack. First, my apologies for the long silence. A full-time job, an intensive graduate program and a house that seems to be falling down around my ears are the culprits, and with a family wedding, a baptism (I’m a … Continue reading

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