Bucket List, Musings, Travel

Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Inspiration can come from the most unusual places. Where do you find yours?

Travel

“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

Distractions, Diversion

Outdoor Concert + Quarantine = Date Night

Music, like food, can transport you to another place. That's what happened recently when we discovered a firefighter and his love for the bagpipes.

Flying, Road Trip, Travel

The Sky and Stars Beckon

A moment in history sparks a lifelong passion ... what will come next?

Distractions, Diversion, Travel

A Trip Into The Rearview Mirror

You may not be able to hit the road for an adventure, but there are other ways to escape from today.

Distractions, Diversion, Food, Wine/Cocktails

When You Can’t Travel, Bring the Flavors of a Place to Your Kitchen

I discovered a dish several years ago when I picked up a special edition of Epicurious magazine. It was called “Epicurious Italy.” The title alone sold that magazine/cookbook to me. I’ve always LOVED Italian food. In fact, I pretty much love all things Italian.  Epicurious Italy Unable to travel during the corona pandemic, I decided,… Continue reading When You Can’t Travel, Bring the Flavors of a Place to Your Kitchen

Distractions, Diversion, Flying

America Strong!

For those of you who love a good window-rattling, heart-stopping jet flyover, you’re surely missing your favorite summer air show. The US Air Force Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels, our nation’s premiere military aerial demonstration teams have both cancelled the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Don’t go to their websites… Continue reading America Strong!

Distractions, Flying, Travel

That One Afternoon Contrail

When the sight of contrails speaks to your sense of longing to travel ... and they are missing from the skies ... what do you see?

Distractions, Flying, Musings, Road Trip, Trains, Travel

Wanderlust, Moving and A World of Change

A friend from high school recently moved to a new home. It was one of several she’s made in recent years. She and I are very alike that way. In the past eight years I have had six homes. That’s six full-scale, move-everything-you-own-to-a-new-place homes.  Packing and unpacking are routine chores. In fact, we grew up… Continue reading Wanderlust, Moving and A World of Change

Diversion, Walks

Spring Flowers Don’t Require Social Distancing

Social distancing. Lockdown. The Governor declares a state of emergency. Essential travel only. These phrases have become part of our everyday vocabulary. It’s tough to plan your next vacation, when you’re struggling to just plan your next trip to the grocery store. But there is a small silver lining. Everything I’ve seen still allows (even… Continue reading Spring Flowers Don’t Require Social Distancing