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dale-estey's picture
Sep.28.2013
If you happen to have an American address. What is it, Kirkus, no one outside the USA writes? Or reads? There is always a downside. Still, it sounds like a fun two days, with enough literary highlights to turn a few pages. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Enter to Win Kirkus Reviews...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.26.2013
I'm not convinced that people travel so they can browse the library which their hotel provides, but it is a nice thought. We recently stayed in upscale accommodations in a historic building from the last century, if not the one before that. It had all the modern conveniences (you betcha...
dr-paul-griner's picture
Jun.18.2013
The clock tower in Prague (Old Town) is one of the most remarkable pieces of engineering that I have ever seen. In addition to telling the time, it serves as a sun-dial, shows the relationship of sun and moon, and other unique actions that I forget. Every hour, as the bell strikes, a window opens...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.30.2012
Sometimes, when you read an novel, you come across a described incident which you know just has to be true, because even the most inventive author could not make it up. I will now describe an encounter I had on a five hour bus trip over the weekend. It was a fairly full bus to begin with and I...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.23.2012
I just came back from a quick trip this past weekend to celebrate my paternal aunt's 80th birthday. I was able to spend time with extended family, seeing some for the first time in thirteen years. We all lamented how far-flung we have become over the past sixty years. Growing up, my parent's...
timothy-carstensen's picture
Nov.21.2011
The following entry begins as I travel via mission plane to a flight station in another part of Zambia, Africa. Enjoy! Entry 7:     I am beginning this post in the air, as I'm flying in on a four seater cessna with Bob Young to attend his flight service meetings.     I...
meg-philip's picture
Sep.16.2011
Hey Guys, A thousand apologies for my absence... it's been a hectic few months but judging by my last entry I've been absent since January...oh dear!  Well, a lot has happened since January in terms of my writing and I have written heaps too I might add.  I've also been up to all...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Feb.05.2011
  When there is a longing need It was in the early morning that I felt I should go, Yes, it was that time again, it was tugging within, me, it's just something you know I had my knave prepare my trusty steed, I asked that a satchel be prepared with all that I would need The air was thick... like a...
lise-mcclendon's picture
Dec.07.2010
Travel is broadening. And I do not mean all that pasta you ate in Italy like Liz Gilbert. Getting out of town makes us see things, our own things, people, and places, in a new light when we get home. It makes us critics, in the best sort of way. At least that's my philosophy, and the reason I...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
Jun.09.2010
Today my son is leaving for Italy. The trip we thought would never arrive is finally here. The last few days flew by in a flurry of activity, and all the while, Michael’s excitement continued to grow.   Yesterday afternoon, as I closed his suitcase after putting in the last few items, I thought...