The World A to Z

L is for Lima

Choosing an “L” destination took on a bit of a twist when I decided to start focusing on making sure I get to every continent without going bankrupt – HA! I’ve done a LOT of Europe, touched Africa, Asia, North America (that’s an easy one), and while I spent a day in Quito on the… Continue reading L is for Lima

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J is for Jamaica

When you're looking for exciting, exotic locations to make your next travel destination, Jamaica probably doesn't come to mind right away. But when money's tight and you need a place that starts with "J," Jamaica seems like the perfect choice. My Jamaica trip involved an all-inclusive resort, Couples San Souci. Let me start by offering… Continue reading J is for Jamaica

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“I” is for Italy

I is for Italy, specifically Florence. I often tell people that Italy is actually several countries. No, not politically, but gastronomically. After all, what better way to get to know a place than through its food? In the north, Italy is Alpine. There are thick, warming stew-like sauces and heavy, hearty meals. In the south,… Continue reading “I” is for Italy

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H is for Hindustan?

OK, I admit it ... H is for Hindustan is a bit of a stretch, but my mom was living in India and how could I pass up a chance to travel there? The trouble is, I was only on H ... and she wouldn't be there by the time I got to "I" so… Continue reading H is for Hindustan?

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G is for Galapagos

By Judy One of the goals of my plan to see the world is to get to every continent at least once. As I considered where to go for "G" I realized I had never been to South America. After consulting my handy new atlas (I figured I needed a solid reference book for exploring… Continue reading G is for Galapagos

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F is for Fez

By Judy When I got to "F" I had planned to go to Fiji. The South Pacific is calling to me like Bali Hai in a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Unfortunately, a trip to Fiji costs a lot more money than I had to spend. That left me looking for something exotic to quench my… Continue reading F is for Fez

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E is for Eastern Europe

By Judy Far and away a favorite of mine, this trip took me and my daughter to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania for an Equestrian adventure. It began as a bit of a comedy of errors as our luggage – with ALL of our riding gear in it – did not arrive in Romania with… Continue reading E is for Eastern Europe

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D is for Dublin

By Judy Ireland has always seemed a little mysterious to me. You grow up hearing about leprechauns and Loch Ness. You watch movies like “A Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara (an old classic TOTALLY worth watching). So, as I was going through my “D” options, Dublin seemed like a great way to… Continue reading D is for Dublin

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C is for Czech Republic

By Judy Growing up a child of the “Cold War” and having served in the military overseas for 6 years (2 more in the U.S. – yes, I’m a veteran!), I have always had a healthy curiosity about eastern Europe. I lived in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down. That was years ago, though,… Continue reading C is for Czech Republic

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B is for Belize

By Judy My “A” trip was such a success, I was hooked on the alphabet plan before I was home from the Alps. I started thinking about the “B” trip immediately. In fact, I kind of obsessed about it.  I got out an atlas and looked up places that started with “B.” I tried to… Continue reading B is for Belize