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Merkin – Double Your Pleasure

Perhaps the best part, though, is the food. Great wine deserves great food and Merkin NAILS both! Their mission is to “Come As Close As We Can To Delivering a 100% Arizona."

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DC After Dark

I decided the best plan would be to hit up a favorite restaurant fairly close to the airport then head into the city for a nighttime drive of the monuments illuminated after dark.

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Hiatus – Year Two

Putting international travel on hold also means I’m planning several epic road trips.

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S is for Sabbatical

The World A to Z … it’s not only the name of this blog, it’s my plan to see the world. I started in 2002 with an uncomplicated plan. I’m up to “S” this year and anyone who travels AT ALL knows that following rule "a" is pretty much out of the question. Sure, there… Continue reading S is for Sabbatical

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Q is for Queen of European Rivers … Part 2

There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Go see it … from a bed with a view on the water! 

Fishing boats
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R is for Richmond, British Columbia

The “R” trip will likely go down as the quickest to plan and one of the shortest. We moved across country in April and part of the move meant I am temporarily unemployed. That means when I get a new job, I probably won’t have any available vacation. So … when Greg found out he… Continue reading R is for Richmond, British Columbia

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Q is for the Queen of Europe’s Rivers – Rollin’ on the River

(First in a multi-part series about our great European River Cruise Adventure from October 2018. We’re only posting now because as soon as we got BACK, we closed on our new home and dealt with moving most of our furnishings out west, the holidays, living out of two houses, etc. We know …  excuses, excuses.… Continue reading Q is for the Queen of Europe’s Rivers – Rollin’ on the River

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P is for “Psoaring”

Okay, I made up that word (because I'm a bit psycho), but when we booked our trip to Hawaii (see “P is for Pu’uhonua”), we bookended the flights to Honolulu with stops in Los Angeles to break up the long flights from the East Coast.  On the first of those LA stops, Judy and I… Continue reading P is for “Psoaring”

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P is for Pu’uhonua

My plan to see the world from A to Z continued in 2017. When I started the plan in 2001, I had two rules: Don’t go back to places you’ve been before (at least as part of the A to Z plan), and wherever you go, it must be outside the 48 contiguous United States.… Continue reading P is for Pu’uhonua

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D is for Dublin — a do-over

My first trip to Dublin was disappointing. My travel partner didn’t want to check out the pubs in a city that is known for its nightlife. He said no to a visit to the Book of Kells at Trinity College. He turned up his nose at shopping. I describe the whole trip as D is… Continue reading D is for Dublin — a do-over