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Crossing into History

satchel

We spent Christmas Day doing something completely different.  We went to the 61st annual re-enactment of George Washington’s historical crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night in December 1776.  The area is now designated as Washington Crossing Historic Park. As every American school child knows, George Washington and his […]

Art and Ice

ice taxi

Have you heard of the Harbin International Snow & Ice Festival that started a couple of days ago in China?  Every year, Chinese artists carve sculptures from ice blocks taken from the nearby Songhua River to decorate a massive 100 acre site. Harbin is located in Northeast China, near Siberia, […]

Your Dream Cruise

life of pi

What would your dream cruise be?  Cruises are no longer the realm of oldies and endless games of shuffleboard.  Cruise liners are now focusing on a younger, hipper crowd as well as families. In any event, I’m thinking my dream cruise would not involve Barbie and a week of sugary […]

Resolving to Travel

world travel

My New Year’s resolutions tend to fall by the wayside quickly.  Usually by January 2nd.  So, can a resolution be something you are going to do anyway? We travel a lot and it’s fun trying to narrow down the options of where we want to go.  So, I’m resolving to […]

Christmas Festivities in Paris

vin chaud

Other than the window displays at the big department stores, how else does Paris jazz itself up?  Well, the CIty of Lights is big on lights, naturally. We went to the Christmas market on the Champs Elysses.  It was fun and very crowded.  Not particularly oozing in charm but it […]

A Rocky Road in More Ways Than One

dove mosaic

Ever been to the American International Church in London?  It’s a huge building across from one of my favourite interiors stores in London, Heals, on Tottenham Court Road. Last week, we went with my son’s cub scout troop to visit the Soup Kitchen run out of the side of the […]

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