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Where you belong

  I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, but according to ... read more

Great foreign travel tips

The Hobo Traveler tells it like it is: don't rent a car, some cultures dishonest, police dangerous. See ... read more

Cost of living comparison (Sacramento vs. Lisbon)

Cool international cost-of-living comparison site: expatistan/cost-of-living. If you're thinking of moving from Sacramento, CA to Lisbon, Portugal, for exampl... read more

Visiting Old Sacramento

Observations while walking around Old Sacramento with Elizabeth: Jul 14, 2018 2:38pm As I sat on a bench in touristy Old Sacramento, a little boy walked by and asked "Are you a statue?" I had to laugh. There ... read more

How to take your own passport photo

I was having a hard time converting a digital photo down to the correct 2"x2" physical size. Then I found this article: take your own passport... read more

Hotdog from Reggio's

At Chicago, Illinois (41.883222, -87.632496) Just had a hotdog from ... read more

How did Moscow's stray dogs learn to navigate the Metro?

Interesting. "Of Moscow's 35,000-odd stray dogs, about 20 are thought to travel regul... read more

Alternate route

Don't you hate it when you take an alternate route to get away from a slow driver only to have them end up in front of you later?... read more

Must see sights around the world

A list of must-see sights around the world. Less obvious places, such as Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Vermont, or the ... read more

Best places to go (2013)

Travel Picks: Best Places to Go in 2013 : Condé Nast Traveler. Nashville made the lis... read more

Things to do in Nashville

{ ; ; ; } Some of these are not in Nashville, proper, but in the general area. Adventure Science C... read more

Tour of Nashville

Elizabeth and I played tour guide to my sister Jeannie, her daughter Tiffany, her husband David, and their kids Shayden, 9, and Skyla, 1½. We started with a late breakfast at ... read more

Diane's icy adventure

Christmas night, Diane, on the way to a party, found herself in the fast line of the freeway with a car stopped in front of her and the brakes not working due to a patch of black ice. With cars and trucks honking on the right side, sh... read more

Which airports have body scanning technology?

Airports to avoid, if at all possible. Which airports have body-scanning technology? - CNN "The TSA website li... read more

Preikestolen

via Preikestolen " is one of Rogaland county's most visited attractions, and one of the country's most spectacular photo subjects. has been ... read more

Travel

   { ; ; ; } Things you [maybe] never knew about Nashville Expatriation sites/pages... read more

Roanoke

  I'm home after a long trip to Roanoke, VA and back. It was quite an experience overall. The 1-3/4 hour drive to SMF was punctuated by the puppy screaming and howling in the crate behind me in the van. She messed the newspaper... read more

Vancouver

  Our trip was great.  Here's a very short story. We left on 8/11 from my work. My boss made me attend a meeting that day which ended at 2:30, whereupon I joined June, Brian and Andy who were in our van, waiting in the park... read more

Guatemala

  We visited Evelyn's family and ate like the pigs that we are. Bijou had fun. I guess the highlight was going to the cemetery. Believe it or not, it was really Gothic, colorful, historical and very interesting, in general. We didn't... read more

Kansas

  Kansas. What an incredibly boring state. Tara, her sister Sandie, niece Destiny and I flew from Nashville to attend her youngest sister Stephanie's high school graduation in Council Grove, Kansas.  Tara and I figured we'd find so... read more

Iowa

It's over, for me, anyway. I rode two days in and that was enough. As I expected, it was nice to ride with 10,000 other cyclists and the party-like attitude of the riders and the people in the towns was really nice. The problem was th... read more

Charleston and Savannah

Charleston, SC We drove . . . and drove . . . and drove — 10 hours or so — from Nashville until finally reaching Charleston, South Carolina. Along th... read more

New Orleans

  We flew into about noon time on a Friday. Since the room wasn't ready for such an early arrival, we walked four blocks to the pier and decided to ride the paddle wheel boat "Natchez." It basically goes a mile up the Mississippi, then... read more

California, what a trip!

Thursday, before we left on Saturday, I took Austin to his Grandma Joy's house. We had a good visit and he took to her immediately. I left him on Friday morning and drove back to Nashville. I was supposed to get my eardrums cut open... read more

Ft. Lauderdale

I went to Ft. Lauderdale (Nov. 6) for the Breeders Cup horse races at Gulfstream Park (actually in Hallandale, FL).  It was fun just being there.  I'd never been to south ... read more

Alaska, a true wilderness

I've always heard people use the words "wilderness" and "Alaska" in the same sentence. It didn't mean a lot to me until recently when my wife Carla and I cruised the Inside Passage of Alaska. The state is huge, but it still ta... read more

St. Louis

Tara and I made a quick trip (if you can call a five-hour road trip "quick") to St. Louis over the Labor Day weekend.  We visited their historic district ("old town") along the river where they were hosting th... read more

Chicago

  Tara and I left Nashville for Chicago on a Thursday morning. At the last minute I decided to let my cat Myca out. I figured he would return shortly after doing his "business" in the neighb... read more

California here we come!

For our "summer vacation," Tara and I went to California. Where in California? Just about everywhere in 4½ days. We took a Southwest Airlines "direct" flight from Nashville to Oakland. Stupidly, we th... read more

Atlanta trip

Tara and I just got back from a long weekend in Atlanta.  It was nice to see the town.  I'd passed through before, but had never stopped to look.  The first touristy thing we did after eventually finding our hotel &md... read more

Europe '96 video

You can watch it here: vimeo/3271045 I was there for Doug and Jana's wedding, but this doesn't include that, as that was filmed by a professional. This video is so... read more

Portugal to Hungary

How I Spent My Summer Vacations (Portugal to Hungary) [from 1992] Portugal/Azores... read more

Eastern Canada

Roving reporter returns from East (September, 1989) — Bill returned from his trip to eastern Canada a few weeks back. He was supposed to seek out and capture "Wild Man" Doug. Remember? Well, he's ... read more

Europe

  Nashville  — June, 1996I planned everything in advance. Or so I thought. I bought my round-trip plane ticket three months in advance. I "surfed The Web" and researched whatever I could find regarding my d... read more

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