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Therese Boyd
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It’s a gorgeous late spring/early summer day. You decide to take a drive, maybe through Lancaster County. It’s strawberry season so everywhere you go signs pop up STRAWBERRIES! ONIONS! LETTUCE! You stop, you shop, you drive on. Getting on to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at T's Travels
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Before people had hot tubs in their backyards . . . before beauty salons advertised “day spa” facilities . . . even before many people had indoor plumbing . . . the only way to sit and soak in hot... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at T's Travels
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We checked out of the hotel and headed west on 285. Our goal was Gunnison by nightfall but otherwise we had no plans beyond following the dotted (scenic) line on the map. Route 149 ran right through Creede and so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at T's Travels
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The next morning—the big one! I strapped on my hiking boots and we arrived at the dunes at 9:30 ready to go. To get to the dunes everyone must cross Medano (pronounced MED-a-no) Creek. During June and July the creek... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at T's Travels
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Some people plan their vacations down to the minute—they create an itinerary, make reservations for every night, choose their restaurants in advance—and then don’t deviate from that plan. Other people are more freewheeling, maybe knowing their route in advance but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at T's Travels
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“. . . the prettiest place on earth is Baltimore at night” —Bobby Bare I fell in love with that city just after I got married and found a job at Hopkins. I have always loved Philadelphia and so Baltimore,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at T's Travels
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Over the years I have seen the monuments on the National Mall again and again as we took guests to visit our nation’s capital. I’ve seen new monuments come to fruition and old ones get a facelift (or, sometimes, a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at T's Travels
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Unusually warm November weather brings the temptation to play hookey from work (winter is out there somewhere!) and get out on the road. Mary the Photographer, of course, is retired so for her it’s just taking advantage of a gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at T's Travels
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This is what “local” is all about. Linglestown (outside Harrisburg, PA) is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015 and the main event is happening this weekend. I’ve seen volunteers put their hearts and souls into the effort, working for over... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at T's Travels
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Much as I wanted to, I couldn’t go see Pope Francis in Philadelphia, so I settled for St. Boniface in Ephrata. Well, maybe “settled” isn’t quite the right word. I would have loved to see Francis in person (not on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2015 at T's Travels
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And we're back to Harrisburg for this one. According to my research this massive hotel sat on the northeast corner of Second and Strawberry streets--yes, right where the Harrisburg Hilton is today. I found this hotel through an unusual route.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at T's Travels
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More than my interest in history, my love of travel, my fascination with the offbeat, my entire travel writing career has grown from a driving passion (pun intended) for new experiences among the everyday, especially when dining. Okay, regular readers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at T's Travels
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Searching the Web for pictures of old Pennsylvania hotels I found a blog with a long, detailed, and fascinating piece about the Hotel Walton in Philadelphia. Looks like I'm not the only one who likes to collect these histories. And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at T's Travels
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Some of the best places I’ve ever been I have found by word of mouth. Cameron Conaway, warrior poet and friend of mine, once recommended Horn O Plenty in Bedford. Then Dan at Buckland Farm did the same. I’ve been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at T's Travels
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Harrisburg, our dear state capital, has always seemed to have a dearth of downtown hotels for some reason. There was a time, however, when hotels dotted the streets and innkeepers had to compete for business from those wanting to stay... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at T's Travels
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I don’t like traveling without doing some research ahead of time—where am I going? What is there that is interesting to see? Where can I find local food? This time I was headed to a conference in Atlanta, GA, a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at T's Travels
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I can’t believe this but when I changed blogs I lost my original piece about the Shoe House in York, PA. Well, this will give me another chance to tell you how wonderful it is! I wanted to include it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at T's Travels
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Life can bring a lot of changes, both good and bad. Through it all we just keep on truckin’, looking for those moments that bring sun and light into our lives. (Philosophical start for a travel article, no? Well, I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at T's Travels
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After somewhat of a hiatus, Mary the Photographer and I are back on the road. So good to feel good again! We were looking for a little PA-style entertainment and decided to head north to Wellsboro and the Grand Canyon... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at T's Travels
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I most recently wrote about my experience at a restaurant that I loved, one that had moved and changed since my last visit seven years ago. This past weekend I went to another restaurant, one I loved, that has also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at T's Travels
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My father often pronounced, “Thomas Wolfe was right. You can’t go home again!” It must have been a family saying because I’ve heard my aunt say it many times as well. You may not be able to go “home” again.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at T's Travels
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Feeling some of the holiday spirit today, so I searched for a postcard of the most logical place: Bethlehem. Yes, Pennsylvania's own. This is the town's busiest time of year (probably also for little Nazareth, which is nearby). Bethlehem, as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at T's Travels
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Just how “out of the way” are you willing to go? Sister and I were meeting for lunch to celebrate my birthday a little late and needed a place somewhere between our homes (Harrisburg and Valley Forge). Because she is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at T's Travels
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South Philly. Those words make one think Philly cheesesteaks, right? Or Italian food—pastas, red sauces, olive oils. Mangia! No, wait. Not this time. I’ve been in many fantastic Italian restaurants in South Philadelphia. But this time I was traveling with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at T's Travels
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While my Irish sister Carol was visiting recently, we spent our first week walking around DC—the White House, the monuments, neighborhoods. The second week of her visit, however, was the first week of the Government Shutdown so we had to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at T's Travels