Category Archives: Travel

Hill Country for the Holidays

What would you think if you read that Texas is home to one of the best vacation spots in the United States?  You might ask what the writer was drinking when he wrote that comment.  Be that as it may, … Continue reading

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Surviving Cancun?

Cancun and the rest of the Rivera Maya have been one of my favorite vacation destinations for the last 15 years.  My wife and I have stayed in the Cancun, Playa Del Carmen or Puerto Aventuras more than a dozen times since … Continue reading

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Paved With Good Intentions: Interstate Highways

It is only fitting to start this series of articles with the interstate highway system.  In many ways there is no greater example of the old saying from which the title is derived.  The road to hell is paved with good … Continue reading

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North To Alaska: Remants and Remembrances

An Alaskan Cruise is something you will remember for a lifetime.  Unfortunately, the human mind is not perfect and memories fade over time.  The park rangers who provide commentary during a tour of Glacier Bay use the term remnants to … Continue reading

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North To Alaska: A Temple of Ice and Water

 Describing Glacier Bay is as difficult as describing your first taste of ice cream or your first kiss.  How do you explain the explosion of tastes and sensations in either that first lick of ice cream or the first brushing … Continue reading

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North To Alaska: Whales, Waves and Rainbows

Candy fretted about the weather for weeks leading up to our cruise to Alaska .  Friends kept telling her September was the wrong time of the year to go.  The weather would be horrible and we would be freezing.  Her … Continue reading

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North To Alaska: Getting off to a questionable start.

Candy and I made a big travel decision earlier this year.  After years of dithering, dawdling and hand wringing, we finally bit the bullet and ponied up the money for the highly touted “Alaskan Cruise!” A few weeks later, our … Continue reading

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