Tag Archives: travel

My Journey to Barcelona

Plaza Cataluña (xixerone.com) When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I’d decided to go to … Continue reading

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Big Dumb Guy

‘Endless Tunnel’ photo by Jaroslaw Blaminsky When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I’d … Continue reading

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I Miss the World

I grew up near the beach in Southern California. Honestly, I didn’t go all that often once I grew up. But the moment we moved away, I missed it. I missed knowing I could. This pandemic has made me feel … Continue reading

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Our Stay-Day-Vaycation

A Staycation Photoblog* *I caught a few typos after captioning the photos and uploading them (ahem, “Botatnical” garden?), and have no intention of going back and fixing them. It adds character, right? (Note: All photos except the first were taken … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever!

We love our home. No, it’s not in any tourist guides, but it has Us built into it. We miss it when we travel, especially in the mornings and at bedtime (hotel beds just don’t know how to hold us); … Continue reading

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Real Life Fairytale Places

At the beginning of every year I plan, or rather plan to plan. But unofficially I dream of escape, and having cut my literary teeth on fairytales and fantasies, it’s fairytale settings like these I long to visit, or even … Continue reading

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Travelling Far to be Where We Are

August is the peak travel month in the U.S., the last chance to squeeze in that summer road trip or flight to somewhere exotic (definition: “anywhere but here”). Soon “fall” will return (two month before it actually does) and students … Continue reading

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Rough Grace

It was 30 years ago, just before Thanksgiving weekend, on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Los Angeles International Airport was crawling with pre-holiday misery. Planes were late and tempers were flaring. The holidays might be impending, … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

Our daughter flew home for the holidays yesterday.

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Travelling First Class

Next week I fly to Orlando for my first major film festival! The last time I travelled, I got confused. My hosts rented a Lexus for me and it had all of these little voices. Every time I’d fail to … Continue reading

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