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Stockholm and Art by Bike

Stockholm and Art by Bike

I had a great day tooling around Stockholm on a city rental bike, and wrote about the day here, for Travel Past 50. I ran across many cool little sites that weren’t mentioned on my audio guide. Here are a couple of favorite sculptures (Stockholm has a great variety of outdoor art), with info I dug up later.

This first sculpture and its mate mark the entrance to Berzelii Park. I have a thing for…

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Gardening on Mother’s Day, and other Travels with Mom

Gardening on Mother’s Day, and other Travels with Mom

The nautical look.

The nautical look.

My mother was very well organized, and we all knew what that meant on Mother’s Day. Plant the garden. Never, the rule went, plant before Mother’s Day because, sure as shootin’, if you did, you’d lose all those fragile young plants to an overnight freeze. This was St. Cloud, Minnesota, after all, and both my parents were born there. So they knew.

Zinneas in back, snap dragons in…

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Visiting My Uncle’s Grave: Ardennes American Cemetery

Visiting My Uncle’s Grave: Ardennes American Cemetery

John L. "Pete" Cary, buried here at Ardennes American Cemetery

John L. “Pete” Cary, buried here at Ardennes American Cemetery

There are graves of unknown soldiers, and then there are graves of identified soldiers unknown to the next generation of their families. I never met my mother’s brother, “Pete” John L. Cary. As far as I know, no one in the family has ever visited his grave in the Ardennes American Cemetery near Liége, Belgium. But I know how much his…

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Travel Contests Not for Everyone

Travel Contests Not for Everyone

Exclusive casa in Playa del Carmen goes to a lucky winner of the Mixed Blood Theatre raffle.

Exclusive casa in Playa del Carmen goes to a lucky winner of the Mixed Blood Theatre raffle.

Friends ask me why (on earth!) I enter to win trips to places all over the world, when I’m already a world traveler. Right now I’m in the running for an 8-day river/canal cruise in Europe from Emerald Waterways, a week in Australia from Virgin Australia airlines and Tourism Australia, and a week in Mexico…

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Public Art in Prague

While I search for the artist information for this sculpture, I’ll post it here in hopes someone can help identify it.

Public Art in Prague

While I search for the artist information for this sculpture, I’ll post it here in hopes someone can help identify it.

Check out these book recommendations I picked up unexpectedly last week at breakfast.View Post

Check out these book recommendations I picked up unexpectedly last week at breakfast.

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Library Visit Aborted: Not Seeing the Biblioteca Nacional de EspañaSpanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, may I please enter?
On our last full day in Madrid this…View Post

Library Visit Aborted: Not Seeing the Biblioteca Nacional de España

Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, may I please enter?

On our last full day in Madrid this…

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Which Way’s Up for Japan Tourism?You can’t get there from here.
While we were on our way to Japan it was announced that Tokyo would…View Post

Which Way’s Up for Japan Tourism?

You can’t get there from here.

While we were on our way to Japan it was announced that Tokyo would…

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Read why this particular cruise by #myScenicCruise is made-to-order. #Danube here I come.

Autumn Leaves in Japan AlpsAutumn Leaves at about 1900m, Sugadaira Ski Area, Ueda, Nagano, Japan
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Autumn Leaves in Japan Alps

Autumn Leaves at about 1900m, Sugadaira Ski Area, Ueda, Nagano, Japan

We didn’t make it quite to…

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