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Day of The Turkey

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Maybe you’ve heard of The Night of The Iguana, a 1964 movie based on the book of the same name by Tennessee Williams. Well today is “The Day of The Turkey,” Thanksgiving in the U.S., when many of us will be dining on what Benjamin Franklin wanted to be our national bird instead of the […]

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Travel Photo Thursday: Surviving Thanksgiving.

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Sometimes just surviving the annual family Thanksgiving fete is a monumental feat in itself. Too much wine, too much food, too little Alka-Seltzer! Ben Franklin is wrongly thought to have said that the humble turkey, not the regal bald eagle, should be our national bird. At least he didn’t want it to be the crow. […]

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Dance out the Old Year, Dance in the New Year

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It’s New Year’s Eve, 2012. Contrary to the Mayan Calendar, the World Did Not Come to An End! So put on your dancing shoes, and dance around the world with Matt Harding! Happy New Year from Tales Told From The Road! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013 Dick Jordan

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It’s “Super Moon Night” Tonight!

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No, the Moon isn’t going to crash into the Earth tonight at 8:35 pm PDT (11:35 pm EDT). But when the “Super Moon” rises in the sky 32 minutes earlier, and keeps growing bigger and bigger as it ascends, you might think you’re living through an event as scary as that in the sci-fi movie […]

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Tales Told From The Road “Top Rated” by Gogobot

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Dick Jordan and Tales Told From The Road have been “Top Rated” by the social travel Website Gogobot. Dick is a Gogobot “Featured Blogger” and Gogobot lists Tales Told From The Road as one of its “Blogs We Love.” Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012 Dick Jordan

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Harry Potter Arrives, Electronically

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J.K. Rowling’s magical character, Harry Potter,  lives in two worlds: The one inhabited by ordinary folk and the one where his school, Hogwarts is situated. After a journey that seems to have taken many years, Harry now resides somewhere else: On Kindle e-books available (in a round-about way) through Amazon.com Finding Harry Potter at Amazon.com […]

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Safety in Numbers: “Group Travel”

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While I travel independently rather than going on group tours, having a passel of friends along can be beneficial, as this ad for bus travel shows: (Thanks to my friend, Bob Smith, for bringing this one to my attention.) Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012 Dick Jordan

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Group Travel: Safety in Numbers

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This little tongue in cheek video demonstrates one benefit of group travel:

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Keep “Downton Abbey” All to Yourself!

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During “Downton Abbey Week” on Tales Told From The Road, you could watch every episode of the second season of that popular PBS “Masterpiece” series right on this blog.   But you can still “tune into” the previews of Season 2 on our “Downton Abbey” page. But you can still own “Downton Abbey” on DVD, […]

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Flying in High Style: Pan Am

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Today you can find Pan American World Airways on TV, but, except for an exhibit like the one at San Francisco International, not at any airport anywhere in the world. But as this hour-long documentary “Come Fly with Me” shows, for over sixty years, from October of 1927 until December of 1991, Pan Am flew […]

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Meandering Through The Four Seasons

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Tales Told From The Road concludes 2011 with a photographic reprise of the jaunts over hill and dale Dick Jordan took near his California home as a member of the hiking group Meandering in Marin on Tuesdays during all four seasons of 2009.  Drink a toast to the New Year as you watch this video. […]

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