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June 2017
Lawrenzi, Jr.

Sophia and Me

As I neared the beach, I saw a woman sitting beneath a tree. She wore glasses and the bottom half of a bikini and was reading a book. Lying on a blanket next to her was a man with his face covered by a newspaper.

She was Sophia Loren.


Automobile Travel Trumps Airplane Travel

Travel by car has a few other benefits. Since I don’t have to remove my shoes at an airport security checkpoint, I’m not embarrassed about the hole in my sock.

Compulsive Traveler

Penang: The Must Visit in 2017

Georgetown, the capital of Penang, is a cosmopolitan center with old-world touches. There are gleaming white colonial buildings, Chinese shop houses, high-end stores, and street markets. It is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

Ernie's World

How Black is Black?

My stomach grumbled.

“What was that?” a young girl on the tour asked.

“Sounded like a wounded bat.”

May 2017
Compulsive Traveler

Native American Sites to Visit

Step into the world of the Pequot. In this state-of-the-art, interactive museum, visitors walk through a three-dimensional route through 20,000 years of natural history and the history of Eastern Woodlands people, with a particular focus on the Pequots.

Ernie's World

Copy of Rocks, Camels and RVs, Oh My!

Instead, we looked on the map at the next "logical" place west of Phoenix. A hundred and twenty-five miles later, we were in rock-hound heaven. And "RV heaven," if you can use those two words together. Apparently a million snowbirds travel to Quartzsite for the months of January and February in RVs that range from brand new to "are you kidding me?"

April 2017
Lawrenzi, Jr.

Poker, Cactus and Sagebrush

In recent years the Grand Canyon State has become famous for something else that is attracting people from all over the United States as well as many parts of the world. Poker. And it happens to be especially popular among retirees.

Compulsive Traveler

Exploring Watkins Glen: A Treasure Trove of Everything from Fast Racing to Slow Hikes and Lots More in Between

The purpose‑built Watkins Glen International is a mecca for racing enthusiasts hosting a variety of events from Can‑Am, Trans‑Am, INDYCAR Grand Prix, and even concerts. “Drive The Glen” allows people to drive their personal vehicle two laps around the 3.4‑mile Grand Prix circuit behind a pace vehicle.

March 2017
The Tenacious Traveler

Umbria – The Often Overlooked Tuscan Neighbor – Well Worth a Memorable Visit

Along with countless architectural and art treasures that abound throughout Umbria, being part of Italy it’s no surprise that the region clings proudly to a well-deserved culinary reputation.

Compulsive Traveler

Great Things to Do in Saigon

The immense network of underground tunnels was constructed as hiding spots for Viet Cong soldiers. They also served as communication and supply centers with hospitals, kitchens and living areas. It is a testament to the determination and ingenuity of the Vietnamese people. Some people were born and raised in the tunnels.

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