Asuke Castle in central Japan
Castles and Maple Trees in Japan
Typically, I don’t visit museums or book guided tours while traveling because I don’t like

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Franconia Ridge
New Hampshire: The Franconia Ridge Loop
Hiking in the White Mountains Long hikes usually follow three progressions: one, “this isn’t that

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Creating Your Own Happiness
Tenerife: Hiking in Anaga Rural Park
Sweet with wildflower The air is sweet with a hint of salt midst wildflowers in

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Tenerife
Tenerife: Discovering adventure
The drive from Tenerife-North Airport to Maliá Hacienda del Conde, my hotel destination in the

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Dingle Ireland
Dingle: Greener than St. Patrick’s Day
In Dingle for Bay Path University’s writer’s workshop I didn’t know what to expect when

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Irish Famine Cemetery
Ireland: Forgotten Desolation
Heavy is the ground that carries lost souls. Heavier still the voice of a man

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Dingle
Dingle: Steeped in history
Atop a short cliff overlooking the slant-roof village of Dingle, a stiff wind rolls off

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A weekend on Cape Ann

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El Rancho Del Rey
Mexico: Volunteering at El Rancho Del Rey
An Orange Tree in a Field of Flowers I was driving with a friend, Norm,

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South Dakota: When My Bus Was Cancelled
I was on the tail end of a Greyhound backpacking trip around the United States, meeting interesting people and hitching

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Brussels
Adventure in Brussels
After fifteen minutes of walking, the city’s business district gave way to rundown restaurants and boarded up windows. The street

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Stumbling in the Night
Crashing in the night: A Travel Essay
At night, back roads along Nova Scotia’s southern coast are treacherously dark and terrifyingly narrow, especially when fog rolls in

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