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Where to Eat in Montevideo: The Mercado del Puerto
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Where to Eat in Montevideo: The Mercado del Puerto

The Mercado del Puerto (the port market) is the best kind of market–one devoted entirely to sizzling, grilling, dripping meat.  If you make your way through old town to the port, you won’t be able to miss the place as the aroma is unmistakable starting a few blocks away.  Make sure […]

21 Pieces of Awesome Montevideo Street Art
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21 Pieces of Awesome Montevideo Street Art

Got back from Montevideo, Uruguay on Sunday afternoon.  Spent Monday and Tuesday recuperating/work/catching up with friends/watching Real Housewives.  Finally got around to editing the photos that were on my Nikon. The street art in Montevideo is just amazing.  First of all, it’s effing everywhere.  It’s almost all extremely well done, […]

In the Red Room
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How to Tour the White House

    I have had the privilege of getting to tour the White House twice–once when I was 11 on an epic family road trip in a minivan from Oklahoma to Washington and again this week.     Both times it was my mother, a lover of all things American […]

The Virginia Memorial at Gettysburg
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5 Books about Gettysburg to Inspire Your Civil War Travels

I wrote yesterday about my visit to Gettysburg over the weekend.  While browsing the gift shop at the Visitor’s center, I stopped to check out their extensive selection of Civil War inspired nonfiction and novels.  Between visiting Gettysburg and seeing Margaret Mitchell’s house in May, I’ve spent a lot of time this year thinking […]

A Maltese Vineyard
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If you love Italy, consider a trip to Malta

I don’t know what I expected when I booked my trip to Malta for last October.  I pick countries based on the most random inspiration–an episode of Vikings, chocolate, a single photograph.  This trip had been inspired by the ending of Stieg Larson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, when Lizbeth […]

The Azure Window
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8 Things to Do on Gozo

Gozo is the smaller of the two main islands of Malta and is home to less than forty thousand people.  Here are eight things to do if you decide to stay on this lovely little country island.   Venture to Dwerja Bay to see Fungus Rock   Since my first visit to […]