Category Archives: Travel Writing

Twelve Treasures at the DUP Museum

As part of our Pioneer Days celebrations we took our four Cincinnati-based grandchildren to the DUP Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers) on Saturday (the first time in more than a decade that I have been to the museum. As anyone knows … Continue reading

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My Spain: The Food Tour

OK, I already Instagrammed more than enough photos of food from Spain, so this is just a summary. In all of our planning for our recent trip to Spain, somehow we didn’t even think about food – we were focused … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Barcelona

In the spring of 1493, the Royal Court was in Barcelona, in residence at what is now known as the  Palau Reial facing the Placa del Rei. In April of 1493, Columbus traveled overland from Sevilla to Barcelona to make … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Castile

After four days in Andalusia, we took the AVE to Madrid. Our primary focus was to meet with former missionaries – more on that later – but we also rented a car and drove north to visit Medina del Campo, … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Andalucia

I don’t think we have ever taken a vacation just to take a vacation; every vacation has been motived and planned with some other objective. This comes, I am sure, as a result of my upbringing – we took a … Continue reading

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The Wildwall at Badaling

For less than the price of a “Rolex” watch, I purchase some beautiful souvenir postcards and gain entry to China’s greatest ruins. 8 October 2005     I am standing at the Second Tower on the Great Wall of China at … Continue reading

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A Night Visit to the Panama Canal

[Written in March 2006 after returning from Santiago, Chile] It is a hazy afternoon, but from the windows of the airplane we can see the skyline of Panama City as we begin our approach to the airport. “Can you see … Continue reading

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