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A Brief Stop in Breisach, Germany

One of the disappointments of visiting Germany for a church art freak like me is that so much of Germany was destroyed during World War II. That’s especially true of the tall church towers, which were often used as targeting bullseyes for Allied bombers and artillery men. Moreover, although small towns along the French German […]

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Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-May 2017

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-April 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. There’s a special opening on Thursday, April 6 from 5-9 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment. Call 612.788.1790. If you are in town, please […]

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Sherry and Vanessa toast to the next challenge: destination unknown.

Seasoned Traveler Finds European Adventure with Competitours

Last year we wrote about a company that calls its competitive European mystery tours “SightDoing” rather than sightseeing. This year, a competitor from the 2015 experience talked to us about how this all played out from the traveler’s perspective. Competitours began their wacky form of small group tourism eight years ago. The gist of the […]

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Mural, Heidelberg, Germany

One of my favorite joys as we wander the world is running across random street or public art. When someone goes to the trouble to paint something like this on a blank wall of an otherwise nondescript apartment building, it just adds to the culture and the beauty of any city. Let’s hear it for […]

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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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The circus in Budapest is a daily affair.

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 Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed with me and could represent this busy year.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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