Category Archives: travel

NYC, the Gastrotour

The Modern Love Machine and I pledged to keep our summer travel a little smaller than the 11-day trips we’ve been in the habit of taking every summer with the idea that we might save a little more money to … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Nothing to do today but smile

It’s 11 p.m. If I get this post up in a hurry I’ll slide a Flashback Friday in just in time. Tonight marks the start of my weeklong summer vacation: two days of weekend, two days of staycation, four days … Continue reading

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NOLA, in pictures

It’s been a month — a month! — since I was in New Orleans. Good heavens, where in 2013 going? That means I’m more than a month behind on blog post ideas. So here goes nothing on trying to get … Continue reading

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A day at the races

I’m guessing that if you ask a random sampling of people what happens in Lexington, Ky., answers will split pretty evenly along University of Kentucky basketball, thoroughbred horse racing and bourbon, which is fairly accurate. Knoxville is a mere three-hour … Continue reading

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Taking on the Taj Mahal

A few folks I know who have also traveled to India felt underwhelmed at best by their Taj Mahal experience. I totally get it. There’s this thing of beauty that is supposedly so remarkable that it’s oft photographed and referenced … Continue reading

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The other side of India

Part of the beautiful side of visiting India is seeing its remarkable history in the form of monuments, temples, mosques, forts and other landmarks and the stories behind them. Of course there’s the Taj Mahal (oh hey, next blog post), … Continue reading

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Experiencing India

MG note: I have much to say about my trip to India, and I’m doing it with one extremely long post today and two more (shorter) posts in the near future. Collect ’em all. It’s been three weeks since I’ve … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

Thank you so much to all of you who offered your thoughts, prayers and kindness about Sam here and everywhere else. I cannot even begin to describe how much it meant to me and my family. I never forget that … Continue reading

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Follow the yellow brick road

Seattle was on our summer itinerary so that I could meet some of the Modern Love Machine’s extended family who were unable to join us for our wedding. Consider it killing two birds with one stone as I wanted to … Continue reading

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The dream of the 90s

Portland was on my to-do list for about six or seven years. It wasn’t quite the it city yet, or maybe it was and I wasn’t aware. For me it was more of a case of it being near water … Continue reading

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