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Time Travel–2024

Time Travel–2024

Travel can mean different things to people, depending on who you’re asking to define it. This post, I’m taking a brief hiatus from Sardinia to write about the amazing trip I took this weekend—only 40 minutes away, but four decades back in time. I graduated from...

Sisters in Sardinia

Sisters in Sardinia

Those of you who have read my blog before know there’s an assorted cast of characters that I like to travel with. My sister is one of them and, for the past four years, we’ve discovered some interesting destinations where we have managed to have all kinds of...

NOLA IN 2024

NOLA IN 2024

Beads and beignets! Oysters and outrageous cocktails! Musicians and colorful characters on every street corner. There’s nothing like New Orleans in the springtime, especially for a pair of winter-weary Northerners. Desperate to escape yet another drab, dreary New York...

Travel Tidbit #13

Travel Tidbit #13

I haven’t been to Brooklyn in years! So, it was exciting to revisit the popular Kings County borough on a Friday afternoon. First stop was Cheryl’s Global Soul. There was a line and we were hungry but we decided to stick it out and boy was it worth it! The calamari...

Travel Tidbit #12

Travel Tidbit #12

New York City in the spring! Bursting buds, fresher air, everything reopened, and people actually smiling! I was looking forward to my mini-vacay all month. Radio Hotel was fantastic! There was nothing about it I didn’t like, from the staff to the location, to the...

Travel Tidbit #11

Travel Tidbit #11

Spring is here, which means birds-lots of them! Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca is the ideal (and free!) place to spend time with your feathered friends from dawn to dusk in their natural habitat.A visit to Sapsucker is your chance to truly be present. You can do this while...

Travel Tidbit #10

Travel Tidbit #10

My third community celebration of 2023 was Dyngus Day, a time-honored Buffalo (Polish) tradition, held the day after Easter to commemorate the end of Lent. It’s all about new beginnings and starting over and features pierogies, pussy willows, polka music, and a...

Travel Tidbit #9

Travel Tidbit #9

Ann Silverthorn and I had such fun; I’m doing another Tidbit on the National Comedy Center!What a learning experience! Turns out there are as many genres of comedy as of writing, including parody, stand-up, movies, television, and comics. When I think of USO (United...

Travel Tidbit #8

Travel Tidbit #8

For me, Jamestown was a city to drive through to get somewhere more interesting. Not anymore! Spotlighting the creative processes which elevated comedy to a sophisticated form of entertainment, the National Comedy Center utilizes state-of-the art technology and...

Travel Tidbit #7

Travel Tidbit #7

I start planning my spring/summer adventures in March. First of all, summer’s a busy time of year so the earlier you make reservations, purchase tickets, and ask for time off, the better. Advance planning also allows you to create a balanced slate of international,...