Where the Heck is Guam, Anyway?

Where the Heck is Guam, Anyway?

In the News Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Guam. North Korea has been eyeing the small island in the western Pacific for target practice. I have no desire to talk about politics or Kim Jong-un. However, this is a great opportunity to learn about a place that is relatively unknown. Who (Lives …

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Crabs, Clams, and . . . Congressmen?

Crabs, Clams, and . . . Congressmen?

Seafood & Schmoozing An annual event in the tiny town of Crisfield, Maryland (pop. 2630), draws hordes of both politicians and ordinary folks who just love seafood.  It’s the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, and it takes place every year, always on the third Wednesday of July. I’m not sure why exactly it’s …

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21 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 2

21 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 2

For my post on the first ten new UNESCO World Heritage sites, click here. 11. Taputapuātea, center of the “Polynesian Triangle”, French Polynesia Taputapuātea on Ra’iatea Island is part of the Polynesian Triangle – the last part of the globe to be settled by humans. The property includes two forested valleys, a portion of lagoon …

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21 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 1

21 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 1

World Heritage Sites At the beginning of July, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added 21 new locations to their list of World Heritage sites. A World Heritage site is a place of special cultural or physical significance. Some of the more famous UNESCO World Heritage sites are the Taj Mahal, Easter …

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Delaware State Fair Review

Delaware State Fair Review

Small Wonder Even though I live in Maryland, I’m only about 10 miles from the Delaware border.  And Delaware is such a small state, it’s possible to drive from one end (Delmar) to the other (Beaver Valley) in just a little over two hours. Delaware has only three counties, and for a long time, its …

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8 Amazing Airbnb Homes

8 Amazing Airbnb Homes

Airbnb’s Most Amazing Homes Sometimes picking a place to stay when we travel is as much fun as planning where to go and what to see.  There are some truly amazing homes available on Airbnb that you can rent.  They’re so good, they’ll make you want to book the place to stay and then plan …

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Guest Post at Thrifty Traveler Tips

Guest Post at Thrifty Traveler Tips

I have a guest post up at Thrifty Traveler Tips on 25 ways to save money on travel.  The article covers easy-to-implement tips on cutting expenses for: Lodging Transportation International Travel Attractions Food Shopping Check it out and let me know what you think!

A Road Trip for the Hamilton Fan

A Road Trip for the Hamilton Fan

Hamilton Are you a fan of the wildly popular Broadway musical, Hamilton? I certainly am, so I figured it might be fun to do a Hamilton road trip visiting all of the places connected to this founding father. I’m listing them in chronological order; however, I will have a list at the end that organizes …

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