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A Dozen Gardens From Around the World

Powerscourt Fountain Ireland

The days are getting longer, and with flowers blooming in the yard along with a few peeks of the sun in the sky, it’s a great time to be in Seattle. Spring is finally here! Since the flowers in my garden are not terribly impressive yet – things will be in full color in another […]

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Postcard: Hawaiian Hibiscus

yellow hibiscus in Hawaii

Hawaii. Our 50th state. After Washington (the state) I spend more time in Hawaii that pretty much anywhere else. While the sun, sand, and surf are always welcomed components of my day, I think what really attracts me to Hawaii is the flavors, fauna, and flora. Like this beautiful yellow hibiscus.

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Photo Friday: Wisteria on Capri

Wisteria on Capri

From Sorrento, a visit to the island of Capri is a short boat ride away, making it an easy day trip.  In high season, reservations may be important, but otherwise just head down to Marina Grande, figure out your timing, and buy a ticket.  The ticket will depend on the time of boat service and […]

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A Garden to End All Gardens: U.S. Botanic Garden

US Botanic Garden in Washington DC

There are gardens, and then there are splendid gardens, and the latter is exactly what you’ll expect and get at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC. The name Botanic Garden is somewhat misleading, as this collection is more than just a garden — it’s a museum of living plants.  The site is located on […]

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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 […]