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Who Wears It Better? Seattle versus Washington, D.C.

Seattle and Washington, D.C., like many US cities, have outstanding public art displays. In fact, the cities have at least one piece of art in common. I recently visited Washington, D.C. and took the following photograph at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Then scrolling through my old travel photos, I found this one from … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest Park, Portland, Oregon

A few years ago, during a short visit to Portland, Oregon, I visited the world’s smallest park. I did not know about the quirky Mills End Park when I was walking along Taylor Street toward the Waterfront Park Trail. While waiting to cross Naito Parkway, I saw the “park” and took a couple of pictures. What do you think? … Continue reading

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Save Money on Lodging With University Rates

Over the weekend I booked a hotel with a new (to me) discount rate. Using my typical process for finding discounted lodging rates when I am on a road trip, I asked about AAA and other discounts. The agent would not budge from the $58 walk up rate. The property was not at full capacity so … Continue reading

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Twitter Friday Fun: #FriFotos

One of my Friday activities—besides taking garbage and recycles to the curb—is participating in #FriFotos. Not exactly a Twitter chat, #FriFotos is called a forum by the founder, Jonathan Epstein. #FriFotos is a worldwide Twitter activity with a different theme each week. Twitter users submit photos matching the theme, whatever their personal interpretation is. A … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Around Charlottesville Virginia

Although more popular wine regions are in California, wine was found earlier elsewhere in America. The history of wine in Virginia can be traced to Thomas Jefferson in the early 1800s and even to Jamestown in 1607. The number of Virginia wineries has exponentially increased in the past few years, along with vino-tourism. Central Virginia has several popular wine trails. I recently made several … Continue reading

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Along the South Florida Waterfront

When you visit South Florida, there is a high likelihood you will find yourself near the ocean at some point. While there are no beach pictures in this post (sorry), here are some things to do on or very close to the water. In South Beach (Miami Beach) interesting art deco architecture intermingles with modernness. If you … Continue reading

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