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Weekly Travel Quote

“I like thinking that perhaps this is how we should always travel, without foresight or answers, adventitiously, with faith as our compass.” Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Quote

Guy de Maupassant speaks of Venice in today’s travel quote. Continue reading

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America’s Worst Airports

I have finally completed by list of the Worst Airports in America. Continue reading

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Texas history is educational. Who knew?

A visit to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum reveals some forgotten facts and a truly awesome t-shirt. Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Quote

In today’s travel quote, Adam Gopnik describes the two types of travelers. Continue reading

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Bill Bryson is funny

Bill Bryson hits the spot with Notes From a Small Island, one of the top travel books of all time. Continue reading

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Historic Homes Plopped by Downtown Houston

Some giant from the Heritage Society picked up these historic homes from Houston and dropped them at the edge of downtown in Sam Houston Park. Continue reading

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The Ugly American in Italy, ca. 1950

This passage is taken from the 1955 travel book American In Italy, which I have previously reviewed. It could have been written yesterday: I first heard of the two women from St. Louis from a bellboy who told me they had hung their laundry on the chandelier. When the manager discovered it had washed off the decorations he tried to make them pay.

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What to do in a hotel emergency

How to react in a hotel emergency. From www.petergreenberg.com. Continue reading

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Hot Galleries in Hot Springs

Hot Springs Arkansas is known for its art galleries along Bath House Row. Continue reading

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