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Alaska, A True Wilderness

  I've always heard people use the words "wilderness" and "Alaska" in the same sentence. It didn't mean a lot to me until recently when my wife Carla and ... read more

Portugal to Hungary

  How I Spent My Summer Vacations (Portugal to Hungary) [from 1992] Portugal/Azores... read more

Eastern Canada

  Roving reporter returns from East (September, 1989) — Bill returned from his trip to eastern Canada a few weeks back. He was supposed to seek out and capture "Wild Man" Doug. Remember? Well, he's back. Bill, that ... read more

Must see sights around the world

  A list of must-see sights around the world. Less obvious places, such as Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Vermont, or the ... read more

Best Places to Go in 2013

  Travel Picks: Best Places to Go in 2013 : Condé Nast Traveler. Nashville made the list! Here's what ... read more

Things to do in Nashville

  Some of these are in the general area, but not Nashville itself. Adventure ... read more

Tour of Nashville

  Elizabeth and I played tour guide to my sister Jeannie, her daughter Tiffany, her husband David, and their kids Shayden, 9, and Skyla, 1½. We started with a late breakfast at Crac... read more

Trusted Traveler Program Lets Mexicans Skip Airport Security

  from http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/12/trusted-traveler-program-lets-mexicans-skip-airport-security/ ... read more

Which airports have body scanning technology?

  Airports to avoid, if at all possible. Which airports have body-scanning technology? - CNN.com The TSA website lists all the airports... read more

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Iowa

  It's over, for me, anyway. I rode two days in Iowa and that was enough. As I expected, it was nice to ride with 10,000 other cyclists and the party-like attitude of the riders and the people in the towns was really nice. The problem was that it to... read more

Roanoke

  I'm home after a long trip to Roanoke, VA and back. It was quite an experience overall. The 1-3/4 hour drive to SMF was punctuated by the puppy screaming and howling in the crate behind me in the van. She messed the newspapers once and ... read more

Vancouver

   Our trip was great.  Here's a very short story. We left on 8/11 from my work. My boss made me attend a meeting that day which ended at 2:30, whereupon I joined June, Brian and Andy who were in our van, waiting in the parking lot. Boy... read more

Guatemala

  We visited Evelyn's family and ate like the pigs that we are. Bijou had fun. I guess the highlight was going to the cemetery. Believe it or not, it was really Gothic, colorful, historical and very interesting, in general. We didn't have much... read more

Kansas

   Kansas. What an incredibly boring state. Tara, her sister Sandie, niece Destiny and I flew from Nashville to attend her youngest sister Stephanie's high school graduation in Council Grove, Kansas.  Tara and I figured we'd find something to d... read more

Airline Cabin Announcements

  Airline Cabin Announcements All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the in flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported: 1. On a Southwest f... read more

Charleston and Savannah

  Charleston, SC We drove . . . and drove . . . and drove — 10 hours or so — from Nashville until finally reaching Charleston, South Carolina. Along the way, we stopped in Asheville, North Carolina at the Biltmore Estate bec... read more

New Orleans

  We flew into New Orleans about noon time on a Friday. Since the room wasn't ready for such an early arrival, we walked four blocks to the pier and decided to ride the paddle wheel boat "Natchez." It basically goes a mile up the Mississippi, then... read more

California: What a Trip!

  Thursday, before we left on Saturday, I took Austin to his Grandma Joy's house. We had a good visit and he took to her immediately. I left him on Friday morning and drove back to Nashville. I was supposed to get my eardrums cut open for the pla... read more

Ft. Lauderdale

   I went to Ft. Lauderdale (Nov. 6) for the Breeders' Cup horse races at Gulfstream Park (actually in Hallandale, FL).  It was fun just being there.  I'd never been to south Florida before. How'd I do on the races?  Well, I ... read more

St. Louis

   Tara and I made a quick trip (if you can call a five-hour road trip "quick") to St. Louis over the Labor Day weekend.  We visited their "historic district" (old town) along the river where they were hosting the Big Muddy ... read more

Chicago

  Tara and I left Nashville for Chicago on a Thursday morning. At the last minute I decided to let my cat Myca out. I figured he would return shortly after doing his "business" in the neighbor's bus... read more

Atlanta Trip

   Tara and I just got back from a long weekend in Atlanta.  It was nice to see the town.  I'd passed through before, but had never stopped to look.  The first touristy thing we did after eventually finding our hotel — the dow... read more

California Here We Come!

  For our "summer vacation," Tara and I went to California. Where in California? Just about everywhere in 4½ days. We took a Southwest Airlines "direct" flight from Nashville to Oakland. Stupidly, we thought "dir... read more

Europe '96 video

  You can watch it here: http://vimeo.com/3271045 I was there for Doug and Jana's wedding, but this doesn't include that, as that was filmed by a professional. This video is so badly-... read more

Europe

  Nashville  — June, 1996 I planned everything in advance. Or so I thought. I bought my round-trip plane ticket three months in advance. I "surfed The Web" and researched whatever I could find regarding my destination c... read more

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