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Living It Up in Lively London

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As this hyperlapse video shows, London is a vibrant city. Welcome to London – A Short Hyperlapse Film (UHD – 4K) from Mattia Bicchi Photography on Vimeo. Of course, in “real time,” the pace in the United Kingdom’s capital city is just a wee bit more sedate. If your timing is right, you can be […]

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Solar Eclipse “Camp Out” in Oregon

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A couple of months ago, a friend from California asked me (now an Oregonian) for help in finding lodging anywhere near the path that the total solar eclipse will take across Oregon on the morning of August 21, 2017. I had both good and bad news for her. The good news was that there seemed […]

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Preserving Pismo’s Scenic Ridgelands

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For Northern Californians, Pismo Beach, about 180 miles north of Los Angeles, is an eclectic little town that offers a convenient and scenic stopping point along Highway 101 for breaking up one long day’s drive to Greater L.A. into a more manageable and less stressful two-day trip. But what most travelers don’t know, is that […]

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Say It Ain’t So, Seattle!

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I spent the first twenty-one years of my life in Seattle, so it’s only natural that I would write about the city from time to time. For example, four years ago I posted the following video, “Seattle in Motion,” Edward Aites’ “moving portrait” full of familiar-to-me scenes of my old hometown. Seattle in Motion from […]

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Planning Your National Park Vacation

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As winter wanes and spring waxes, summer isn’t far in the future. But if you want a visit to a national park in the Western U.S. to be in that future, and haven’t already booked your accommodations, you may find that there is no room at the inn, lodge, or cabins. This isn’t a new […]

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Getting Up the Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska

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I’m an independent traveler. That means I roam from place to place, and book my lodging and transportation, on my own without paying a tour company to do that for me and without being accompanied by anyone other than my wife. But sometimes working with a tour company to put a trip together makes sense, […]

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A Dynamic Duo of Destinations: Cuba and U.S. National Parks

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In 2016 there are two destinations that are both figuratively and literately “hot” – Cuba and the U.S. National Parks. Things are literally “cooking” in Havana where temperatures and humidity right now are both in the 90s, reminiscent of what I experienced while visiting just-to-the-north-a-bit Miami back in August of 1961. While this week the […]

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Cuba: What It Holds In Store For American Travelers

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A week ago Sunday podcaster Weston Moody, just back from a trip to Cuba, interviewed Tales Told From Road publisher, Dick Jordan, for his show, “The Locales, “conversations with guests from various countries “talking about the places to go, what to do, issues these places face and how to fit in.” The two discussed what […]

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Cuba: Your Personal Journey and Mine

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For well over a year I’ve been on a personal journey to the island of Cuba. And I’ve literally never arrived. But figuratively, I feel that I’ve spent years living there.

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Internet Radio Show: “Cuba, Libre?” and Travel to Cuba Highlighted

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Cuba is one of the hot, trendy travel destinations for Americans and in his feature-length documentary film, Cuba, Libre?, Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, traces the history of travel to that so-near-yet-so-far-for-so-long Caribbean island from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day. On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Jordan […]

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Your Flight from The U.S. to Cuba Arrived, But Now What?

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The easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014, has generated a great deal of interest of the part of Americans in visiting an island that during three decades of Cold War between the U.S. and Cuba’s staunch ally, the Soviet Union, was essentially off-limits. […]

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