Travel

Before this fall, I had been to Rome twice, with not much luck. On my first visit, I had taken a fall in Florence, managing to wind myself up in the emergency room in Rome. At that time, I walked out of the ER with a 10 euro feel, for the x-rays only, after having [...]

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I was in Phoenix for a conference just before the 4th of July and it was 109 degrees. “But it’s just a dry heat,” they all say. Once the conference was over, I immediately booked a car and took off for the mountains. I made my way through the Prescott National Forest and the temps [...]

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In April of 2015, I had the fortunate opportunity to travel to Seattle for the very first time. I skipped out on the very last afternoon of the conference I was attending, rented a car, and headed west. The concierge in the hotel I had been staying in had suggested that if I were going [...]

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One of the best preserved medieval centers in Europe, Gamla Stan, or the Old Town, dates back to 1252 when Stockholm was founded. Until 1980, this part of Stockholm was known as ‘The Town between the Bridges’, but was renamed to Gamla, meaning old, and stan, a contraction of the word ‘staden’, meaning town. Courtyard [...]

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Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, and the largest city in Scandinavia, with a population of just under 1 million people. Located on the east coast of Sweden, Stockholm sits on fourteen islands, situated at the mouth of Lake Malaren. To the east extends the Stockholm Archipelago, a cluster of 24,000 islands that stretch into [...]

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It was supposed to be my long awaited reunion with Europe. A celebration of that last big milestone birthday. A romantic journey. It turned out that it was only a small part of the above. – He was supposed to come with me. We had it all planned out. He had never been, and I [...]

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In two and a half weeks, I will be leaving for Europe for the first time since 2006. It’s been seven long years of dreaming about my favorite cities, yearning to return, reading relocation books and sending my resume to any architectural firm I could get an address for. London, Dublin, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, you name [...]

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I’ve planned out our itinerary, and yes, Le Chef is coming with me! We plan to leave early May, and my thought is that we spend 3-4 days in London, take the train to Paris, then the sleeper to Berlin, then another sleeper to Prague, spending a day or so in each place, and spending [...]

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So I turn 30 in May, and for my birthday, my mother offered me up their timeshare to use on a trip to Europe, like I’ve been talking about for a couple years now. Great, I thought, logging into the site – I’ll find one in a city, and just spend a week exploring. The [...]

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The surprise weekend turned out to be fabulous. We headed for New Hampshire, but instead of turning off anywhere, we continued straight through. “Don’t you need to turn here?” I asked. “Nope. We’re driving straight through.” “Oh, so we’re not going to New Hampshire?” “Nope.” “Oh, okay.” Now my mind began to wonder, because assuming [...]

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