Category: Travel (page 1 of 16)

Revisiting Mount Saint Helens 56 years later

Thousands of us boomers were fortunate enough to grow up in the Pacific Northwest. We became passionate about the forests, trails and mountains here. There was always that one talisman – Mt Saint Helens, with its near perfect snow and glacier covered cone beckoning budding mountaineers. Early explorers labeled it the ‘Fuji Of The Cascades’ …more



Australian Road Trip (Part 1)

Never foreseeing just how serious the world-wide pandemic would become, we set off on what was intended to be a three-week road trip in early March of this year. My journal started with a light-hearted entry, “Australians have coped with extended drought, water restrictions, unprecedented bush fires, flooding rains, and the threat of cyclones, but …more



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The Algarve is perfect for walkers like us

Our love affair with the Algarve began five years ago when we arrived in the southernmost region of Portugal to walk the Via Algarviana. Unlike the majority of holidaymakers, we weren’t heading to the coast for a fortnight of sun, sand and Sagres (the local beer). In fact, we wouldn’t be setting foot on a …more



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Seven Reasons Why I Love Portugal—and Why You Will, Too

Ever wonder what it would be like to make Europe your home? After having lived all around the United States and traveling much of the world, my husband and I moved to Portugal more than seven years ago. Here’s why we stay. Lifestyle Born in Brooklyn and living almost 30 years in Los Angeles, I’m …more



The Piedmont area of Italy

In autumn 2019 my son and I visited the Langhe region in northern Italy. Langhe is the hilly area to the south and east of the river Tanaro in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont. This stunning area is famous for its wine, cheese and truffles. Piedmont is surrounded on 3 sides by the Alps, …more



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Flocking to Portugal

It is not just the seagulls flocking to Portugal! 2,000 people a day are requesting residency here. Yes, two thousand! And why not? The Portuguese people have a well-deserved reputation for their friendliness. Sun shines most of the year, even in the north; more so, the further south you go. The cuisine is fresh and …more



Gold Coast

“The Glitter Strip”, “The GC”, “The Goldie” – these are just a few of the Aussie slang names for the Queensland city famous for it’s 57km strip of sandy beaches. Roughly an hour’s drive south of the state’s capital Brisbane is the Gold Coast. With over 13 million visitors each year, and a population of …more



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Autumn Leaves …

Have you ever started a project, determined to finish it no matter how long it took? Well, that was me this past summer I spent most of my long, hot, humid summer days focusing on completing my latest, longest project … my novel Lady on the Run. I began this story in the ’70s, and …more



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