Category Archives: Travel

Art & Jazz, Above Standard

I had the good fortune to take a quick trip to New York this weekend to join Yolanda, who was up there for business this week. We spent most of our time visiting art museums and bumping into tourists on … Continue reading

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In Portland, Oh Boise!

This Thanksgiving Yo and I crossed these big United States of America to visit my family and friends in Portland, Oregon. It’s been over four years since I moved to DC, and it was familiar, yet strange to me. I … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back, Episode 3

The Empire Strikes Back, Episode 3 And now for the finale. We had been looking forward to Budapest all along, and it did not disappoint. Like Bratislava, it has had more than its share of nasty foreign occupation, although it … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back, Episode 2

The Empire Strikes Back, Episode 2 Episode 1 left us at the train station in Vienna, having just had my luggage stolen out from under me. The station is clean, modern and full of swanky shops, so my guard was … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back, Episode 1

The Hapsburg Empire, that is. We just returned from a trip to the land of Austrians, Slovaks and Hungarians, each of whom claimed the center of power at one time or another in centuries past. Each is very proud of … Continue reading

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Pride of Place, Conflicted

Last weekend Yo and I took Friday off and headed South to Williamsburg, Virginia to visit our friend, Sarah Meschutt, the Senior Curator at the Yorktown-Jamestown Museum. She has been the point person for the design, construction and exhibits for … Continue reading

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Something’s Fishy Outside the Beltway

It’s a good idea to take a trip outside the beltway to  get a glimpse of an understanding of just who might vote for the likes of The Donald. We set out for a long weekend to visit Yo’s family who … Continue reading

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