Category Archives: Travel

My Orlando

The travel experience on a work assignment is much different than vacation, of course, but I never let the fact that I’m working get in the way of experiencing a place. I spent several months in Orlando in 2016, and … Continue reading

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Wherever You Go, There You Are-my month in the UK

I do try to keep it brief when asked about my trip, but all things considered, people usually lose interest somewhere in the middle and start talking about other things. Or the conversation takes a turn based on some aspect … Continue reading

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Secret Souvenirs

  What is a secret souvenir? An object that does not identify itself as such; it bears no label, so carries significance for the traveler alone. My University of Glasgow hoodie is an example of a public souvenir.   My … Continue reading

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A trip along Philly’s “Hidden River” aka the Schuylkill

It seems I love showing off my city as much as I love it! I spent the weekend exploring William Penn’s original city (with side trips to the Art Museum and Chestnut Hill) with some friends from England. We had … Continue reading

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I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good; the Harry Potter Studio Tour London, with pictures and a quiz

This post was originally written in September 2014, fresh out of the tour and exhibit. Although I took a lot of pictures, I didn’t include any in the post. Maybe the pictures weren’t ready for prime time and I wanted … Continue reading

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Flying Solo-my challenge to YOU!

You may or may not know that I took a six-week trip to the UK last August and September by myself. It was a wonderful experience, just as I expected (although of course everything didn’t always go according to plan)! … Continue reading

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Sleeping Around in The UK, Part I; Self-Catering Amid History

In my six weeks in the United Kingdom, I laid my head down to sleep in no less than fifteen separate and distinct abodes. As writing a bit about each place in one go would strain the limits of anyone’s … Continue reading

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