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Beer Garden in the Rain

First night in Innsbruck.  It’s started raining again.  But I’m sheltered safely in the beer garden under an umbrella, not planning to leave soon.  My feet, pants, and umbrella are already wet so it’s not in an effort to stay … Continue reading

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Traveling as a Mortal

I had a disturbing thought while driving today, which I am typing up without much additional thought.  Is travel really a reminder of our mortality, as much as a celebration of our living? We travel to places on our bucket … Continue reading

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Moved by the Movies

Vienna, I fell in love with you in a movie. But you have not been my only one. I fell in love with Paris and Venice, too, even though they have never looked at only me. Continue reading

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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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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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The Royal Palms of Vienna

The Palm House at Schönbrunn Place in Vienna is perfect for a palm tree savant. Continue reading

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The Viennese Opera I almost saw

Standing room only seats at the Vienna Opera House are incredibly cheap. But can a novice enjoy the opera? Continue reading

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Is Vienna Like Paris without the French?

Art Museums. Palaces. Art Nouveau. History. But not as much dog poop. Continue reading

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What will annoy travelers in 2012

What will annoy travelers in 2012? Part 3 of 2012 travel trends & predictions. Continue reading

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2012 Travel Trends: Air Travel Predictions

Look for these 5 Air Travel Trends for 2012: This is part 2 of my 2012 travel trends & predictions. You may need to drive to find the best deals.  Due in part to premium pricing for non-stops, you will … Continue reading

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