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Using “Tech” for a “Smoother” Flight

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Ah, flying. The one thing all travelers have come to hate! But here’s some advice from tech guru, David Pogue (formerly with The New York Times, now a “Yahoo” guy) on how technology can make life “up in the air” (or before you get to the airport) “more better.” Get more travel news! Subscribe to […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Is Black & White “The New Color”?

Travel Photo Thursday
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Orange Is The New Black is a popular TV series. But except for the phrasing of its name and the title of this story, the show has nothing to do with photography. When photographers used film cameras they had to make an important decision before going on a “shoot”: Load the camera with color or […]

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Breaking Up (Your Country) Is Hard To Do

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Back in the 1962, American pop singer Neil Sedaka’s single, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” was a hit not only in the U.S. but around the world. But what’s that got to do with “Travel”? Plenty.

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A Perfect Fall Day Along the Big Sur Coast

Destination Updates
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Summer along California’s Big Sur Coast. Lots of gray clouds hanging over a gray-green ocean. Lots of tourists snapping photos with their camera and cell phones. Lots of traffic. For a picture-perfect day trip along California Highway 1 south of Carmel and Monterey, skip driving the cliff-hugging route during summer and come in the fall […]

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Tales Told From The Road Weekly Travel News Update

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(This edition of the Tales Told From The Road Weekly newspaper features a wide-range of travel-related stories.) Get more travel news! Subscribe to our e-mail updates! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 Dick Jordan

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First Take: Apple’s New Mobile Devices

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(Originally published on September 12, 2014. Updated on September 18, 2014.) Apple’s new iPhone 6 models will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, September 8th, in Apple and other retail stores, including those of cellular carriers. To help you decide which, if either, phone to buy, read this story which we ran last Friday and which […]

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Images of “Mystery Women”

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The subject of a straightforward, “realistic” painting will temporarily hold the viewer’s attention. But the viewer won’t be able to stop staring at one whose subject is enveloped in an air of mystery. The woman in Leonardo da Vinci ‘s painting,”The Mona Lisa,” is just such a subject. Who is she, and is she actually […]

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Falling in Love (With Venice) All Over Again

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Falling in love with a place once is something many travelers have experienced. But falling in love with the same place twice? Is it possible? After an absence of over two decades, online journalism professor Mindy McAdams of the University of Florida comes back to Venice, Italy, and writes about finding true love of place […]

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Nashville: It’s More Than “Country”

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“Nashville, Tennessee.” See that dot on the map of the U.S. and all you’ll think of is “Country Music.” Well, the city’s Grand Ole Opry does remain a top country music venue. But as this video from The New York Times shows, Nashville has come a long way, baby, from the days when that genre […]

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HISY: Remote Control for “Selfies” and Group Photos

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I recently learned that an Apple earbud will act like a shutter release on a DSLR if the Camera app on an iPhone or iPad is turned on. If you prop up your iPhone or iPad, you can stand or sit back up a few feet away and press the “+” button on the earbud […]

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Riding Into Inner Mongolia

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“Travel Photo Thursday” usually feature my own photographic images. But occasionally I encounter the work of others that is so profoundly good that I feel compelled to share it with you, particularly if it documents an aspect of a place I’ve never visited myself. Inner Mongolia is such a place.

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This TV Program Will Make You Hate Air Travel Even More

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The Smithsonian Channel is going to do something that will so put you off air travel that you may never willingly board a commercial flight again. How? By showing you what the golden age of passenger air travel was like back in the last century when it airs “I Was a Jet Set Stewardess” tonight […]

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Taking in Glasgow

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(Join Last week Tales Told From The Road has completed on a month-long virtual European journey. Here’s a stop we wish we could have made along the way.) Whiskey. Weather. Food (but not haggis). Shopping until we’re dropping. “Vinyl.” Music to our ears. Go out. Hang out. Dancing our shoes off. Whiskey, so much to […]

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Tips for Traveling to Europe

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(Tales Told From The Road just completed a virtual month-long trip across Europe visiting France’s Alsace and Austria’s Tirol regions, and the cities of Berlin, Dresden and Munich in Germany, Prague in the Czech Republic, plus Amsterdam and London. Here are some tips for planning your next European journey.) Here are some things to know […]

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London “Shopping Spree”

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(Join Tales Told From The Road for the final day of its month-long virtual European journey.) Today, after a month long, east-to-west jaunt across the European Continent, we’ll return to where our journey began: London. While we could fly over the English Channel to get there. But instead, we’ll take the fast, just under two […]

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“Marketing” Amsterdam

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(Join Tales Told From The Road as it continues a month-long virtual European journey.) Yesterday as we walked around Amsterdam we saw how bicycles and boats shape life in the city. Today we’ll visit two markedly different markets, one well-known to tourists, the other frequented mainly by “locals.” Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 Dick Jordan

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