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Kentucky: The 15th State

Today is Admission Day for Kentucky, the 15th state, admitted to the Union on June 1st, 1792. The first time I was in Kentucky, I thought I was in Ohio. If you’ve been to the Cincinnati airport (airport code CVG), you know what I’m talking about. The Cincinnati airport, which I foolishly believed was in […]

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Portland Underground

The city of Portland has as sordid an underground history as my home city of Seattle does, and, like Seattle, it makes for a fun walking tour. There were plenty of nefarious deeds going on above ground, but the underground was where the really fun stuff was happening.  In the subterranean world of Chinatown, you […]

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A Weekend in Philadelphia

Earlier this month, I spent a weekend in Philadelphia. I had never been there before, and it was a visit that I looked forward to. As I planned for the trip, I mentioned to friends that I was going, and asked what they thought I should see and do while I was there. There were […]

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Vermont: The 14th State

Today is Admission Day for Vermont, our 14th state, admitted to the Union on March 4th, 1791. Vermont is located in the northeastern part of the United States, an area typically referred to as New England.  With a colorful, independent-thinking history, Vermont was once an independent nation known as the Republic of Vermont.  Today, Vermont […]

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Florida: The 27th State

Today is Admission Day for Florida, our 27th state, admitted to the Union on March 3rd, 1845. Florida is located in the southeastern part of the country, with the Atlantic Ocean flanking one side, and the Gulf of Mexico the other.  Ponce de Leon named it, and many believe that it was in Florida that […]

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Ohio: The 17th State

Today is Admission Day for Ohio, our 17th State, admitted to the union on March 1st, 1803.  The date of admission was actually determined retroactively, because no formal date of statehood was set by the original legislation.  It wasn’t until 1953 that the date of admission was set as March 1st, 1803, the date that […]

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Photo: Napa Valley

Location:  Napa Valley Vineyard. One of my most enjoyable weekend trips is to spend time wine tasting in the Napa Valley (California).  While several large, major wineries are located in Napa, I’ve found that some of the most fun are the smaller, limited production, family wineries. Photo:  Aaron Logan ____________________________________________________________

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Where in the World Have You Been?

Where in the World have I been? Here’s a link to a map which visually lays out the US States and countries of the world that I’ve visited.  I’m not counting the location if I’ve only touched down at the airport to make a connection.  I actually have to have left the airport for it to […]

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How Well Do You Know These Movie Hotels?

When I’m working, I stay at pretty middle of the road hotels.  They are conveniently located near the airport, have most business amenities and services, and all seem pretty much the same.  There’s nothing wrong with most of them — but they certainly don’t have any “WOW” factor. The only time I get a peek […]

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Making Faster Car Rental Pick-ups and Returns

In the March 2007 edition of Fast Company magazine, blogging pal Mark Ashley of Upgrade Travel Better wrote a great article about the changing rental car industry. Mark observes: Online check-in and on-site kiosks have quickly revolutionized the way we get through airports and hotels.  Renting a car, however, has remained a stubbornly retro experience. […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, it romance gets short shrift. One […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]