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Walk, don’t wait.

I took my car to the garage today.  It’s not close to home, and is on a semi-industrial stretch of Leary Way in Seattle.  It’s a rare sunny day though, and rather than sit in the waiting room, I challenged … Continue reading

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Close-to-home hiking

Walking around the block or neighborhood is a good way to get in some low-key exercise.  But have you ever considered upgrading your walk, trading in the sidewalk and buildings for a trail and trees?  Many cities and towns have … Continue reading

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Adventures in trying to travel write…

My tiny travels for the month of December involved the 2 feet from my chair to the keyboard, for the most part.  With a small side loop trail to the fridge.  I’m knee-deep in a travel writing class hosted by … Continue reading

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Dark ‘n stormy

Growing up in the Midwest, I developed a love for all things stormy.   Thunderclaps so strong the house would shake; lightning that would make us start counting  “one Mississippi, two Mississippi” to see how far away the storm was.  (Each “Mississippi” between … Continue reading

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“His name is Blaine?! That’s a major appliance, not a”

… travel writer? Inexplicably, my favorite movie of all time and my love of travel writing have crossed paths. Andrew McCarthy, who played confused preppy Blaine in Pretty in Pink, was just named the 2010 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of … Continue reading

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The Blues Sisters, by The Other Sister

My little sister’s take on our trip, via her wonderful new cooking blog: http://caramelizedcanvas.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/expressionistic-chicago/

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The Blues Sisters

In January, I took a solo trip to the Washington coast. It turned out to be the best solo travel experience of my life, and I used that experience to write a full-length travel essay.  I’ve not yet blogged about … Continue reading

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