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True Confessions of a Travel Writer

I am not a proud traveler tonight. I didn’t self-sufficiently navigate through twisty Roman pathways to find my hotel.  I didn’t strike up a conversation with a jolly taxi cab driver, asking him about his home and his family and … Continue reading

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Pure Michigan’s Top 5!

When I travel, I am always fascinated by just how much there is to see and experience in our beautiful and fascinating world, and by how it would take more than ten lifetimes to even scratch the surface in exploring … Continue reading

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My 49th U.S. State: Michigan!

It was 4:30 in the morning when I was jostled out of bed, scooped up into strong arms and placed in the back of a van, on to brown crushed velour seats that had been folded down to make a … Continue reading

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Will I Ever ‘Settle Down’? Thoughts From a Traveler on This Curious Topic.

“So kid, when are you finally going to settle down?,” my nearly 92 year old grandmother asks me today at our family reunion in Wausau, Wisconsin. She puts her thin, wrinkled but ever-elegant hand on my shoulder, staring intently into … Continue reading

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Iceland, May 2010

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MINI International Meeting 2013: Mugello, Italy

I knew that I was in for a good time when I decided to head to Italy for the MINI International Meeting being held in Mugello, Tuscany. MINI’s are the most fun, playful cars on the road, and let’s be … Continue reading

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Get Your Motor Running…..My European MINI Road Trip!

I arrive in to Munich after a long night of travel, greeted by a handsome young man working for MINI Cooper named Andy, who loads my bags into a brand new MINI Countryman.  I always intend to sleep on international … Continue reading

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