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A Washington DC photo walk

I was first in Washington DC more than 20 years ago. And at the time, I had other things on my mind than wandering about. You see, there was this boy… But let’s get on with it, shall we? And let’s get the bad over with right away. Bad photo, yes, but, I think, appropriate […]

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A taste of New Orleans

During our recent visit in the Crescent City, we were given ample opportunity to taste New Orleans. Here are our favourite cafes and restaurants in town.

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Mississippi paddlewheeling – and the War of 1812

Rambling along New Orleans’ riverside one day, we come upon the Creole Queen. She is about to sail down the river. Do we want to come along? Now or never… Of course we hop on – and are glad we did. It wouldn’t feel right to be in New Orleans without boating the mighty Mississippi […]

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Mardi Gras World: where the magic happens

Have you ever wanted to experience Mardi Gras? Me, too. As it happened, however, life (i.e. other travel plans) meant we would be in New Orleans 10 days too late. As with most things in Louisiana, Mardi Gras came with the French settlers. Records from as far back as the early 1700s describe masked balls […]

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New Orleans streetcar

New Orleans streetcars have plied the city’s streets for almost two centuries, originally horse-drawn. Couldn’t have been easy being a horse in those days.

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Off the beaten track with kids in New York

Visiting New York is a treat. The natural wilderness areas Upstate and the hustle and bustle of the City offer something for everyone.

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Pets, pools and pennies at the Hemingway House, Key West

The Hemingway House: A story about Ernest Hemingway could easily include subtitles about his books, his children, his wives, his travels, his cats…

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