Category Archives: Essence of Travel

A Few Bad Meals

I have discovered a few bad meals in my travels–and even a famous travel editor has had the same problem. Continue reading

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My favorite Spam

Having a blog means that you get bombarded with spam comments, but this one is awesome. Continue reading

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Vienna’s Sacher Torte and a Window into Culinary Memory

Enjoying Vienna’s famous sacher torte at Schönbrunn Palace provides a culinary travel memory. Continue reading

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Sachertorte and Predictable Disappointment

Tourists allow themselves to be disappointed by expecting too much of a city’s culinary delights – a look at Vienna’s sachertorte Continue reading

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Far From Home

Is it possibly to say “I am from here” and “I am not from here” and both statements be equally correct? Continue reading

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One Thing You Must Do On Vacation

The Sunday paper and your friends will command, “You absolutely must . . . while on vacation.” They are wrong. Continue reading

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A Winter Prairie

Winter in the Midwest. The travel magazines always fail to tell you that the prairies can be as beautiful as the mountains. Continue reading

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Be the Change

Reflections on Comfest Columbus and remembering what is important. Continue reading

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Misnaming Rockford

Rockford is not near Chicago, but they call it Rockford Chicago Airport. How about Sacramento Oakland? Or Austin San Antonio? Or San Antonio Austin? Or…yikes! Continue reading

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{Insert City Name}: City of Contrasts

I keep coming across the same clichés in travel stories, but city of contrasts will always be my favorite. New story by Matthew Stone at bootsnall.com for travel writing week. Continue reading

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