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Discovering Alsatian Wine

The first hint for enjoying Alsatian wines is to forget what you think you know and like about white wines. Riesling wines are not necessarily sweet, for one. And there’s a range of wines on the sweetish side that have their place at the table with any and all courses of a meal. A visit […]

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Musee d’Orsay, Paris

The Musee d’Orsay is my favorite Paris museum. Better than the Louvre, if you ask me. Mostly because it’s full of the Impressionists, including their best work. Also there’s a lot of paintings by Gustave Courbet, who is categorized by art historians as a “realist”, but I see as as “pre-Impressionist.” I don’t know exactly […]

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Our 2015 Travels in 50 Photos

I said the same thing last year, but 2015 was our biggest year in travel yet. Four continents and 16 countries, about 75 cities, 11 United States National Parks, and a score or more Unesco World Heritage sites. We averaged four days per stop, which is not enough, and we’re not going to do that […]

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Mapping 2015: Highlights and Snapshots

It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed with me and could represent this busy year. So I sifted through my photos in Lightroom, and then I referenced […]

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