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October 2017
The Tenacious Traveler

Doesn’t Have to Be Halloween to See Monsters

In keeping with the frightening aspect of Halloween, let’s check out cryptids that are said to have had a taste for human flesh. In the traditions of New Zealand’s native Maori people, the violent Maero fiends devoured their prey after killing them with long, sharp fingernails.

Compulsive Traveler

Step into the Past

Some sites are so puzzling that some people believe they were created by aliens. Such is the case with the Nazca Lines south of Lima, Peru, where there are over 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and 70 animal and plant designs that are only visible from the air.

September 2017
The Tenacious Traveler

Venice – A Floating Jewel of a City Not to Be Missed

From that humble beginning grew one of the wealthiest, most refined cities in the then-known world. Those who travel to Venice today see it much as it has looked over centuries. The city’s physical layout, occupying nearly 120 small islands, is its most famous attraction.

Just Sayin’

It Truly Was a Perfect Family Vacation

It was to be a special trip celebrating family and I wanted it to be perfect. I am bad about that. I want it so perfect for folks that I forget I am dealing with others who have their own idea of perfect.

Compulsive Traveler

Exploring Cincinnati – The Queen City on the Ohio

Smale Riverfront Park with P&G Go Vibrantscape is a unique multimedia play area that causes people to exercise without knowing it.

August 2017
The Tenacious Traveler

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Appeals to Almost Every Taste

Richard Burton starred in the movie and Elizabeth Taylor, with whom he was having an extramarital affair, accompanied him to the location...PV suddenly became world famous. It soon blossomed into a popular vacation destination different from other resort towns in Mexico that were created specifically to cater to tourists. 

Musings of an Undefeated Matriarch

Experiencing that Little Piece of Heaven

The parts of Ireland we saw were spotlessly clean, the air fresh and invigorating, the people friendly. For folks like me, who rarely travel farther than a few miles from home, a guided tour is a must for a first visit to a foreign country.

Compulsive Traveler

Step into the Past in Western Nebraska

The Fur Trade Museum depicts the time “...when skins were money.” Fur trading is America’s oldest business and made John Jacob Astor America’s first millionaire.

Ernie's World

Spanish Jeopardy!

"Women could not go out alone. Could not work. Could not shop by themselves. Or date. But the tobacco company hired young women to roll cigars." Probably smoked less than the men, I figured.

July 2017
Compulsive Traveler

Staten Island: The Land Beyond the Ferry

More than one-third of the island is protected parkland. Greenbelt Nature Center is three times the size of Central Park and a contiguous stretch of green land with miles of hiking trails.

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