• Travel to Riga, Latvia - Episode 415
    Travel to Riga, Latvia - Episode 415
  • Travel to Nova Scotia - Episode 414
    Travel to Nova Scotia - Episode 414
  • Travel to Düsseldorf, Germany - Episode 413
    Travel to Düsseldorf, Germany - Episode 413
  • Travel to Mazatlan, Mexico - Episode 412
    Travel to Mazatlan, Mexico - Episode 412
  • Travel to Arctic Manitoba - Episode 411
    Travel to Arctic Manitoba - Episode 411
 

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High Cathedral of Saint Peter – Trier, Germany – Daily Photo

High Cathedral of Saint Peter – Trier, Germany – Daily Photo

The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier, Germany is the oldest cathedral in Germany. The stones of it’s oldest section were laid under the supervision of Saint Helena, the mother of …
What Makes Good Travel Writing?

What Makes Good Travel Writing?

The Lede  “Don’t worry said the turbaned man, that snake around your daughters neck is not venomous.” That was the example sentence my instructor used to teach us the value of a …
Alzette River Valley – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Alzette River Valley – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Luxembourg City lies in a bend in the Alzette River, high on a bluff above the river. The river helped in defense of the city in previous days. Now it just gives …
Remembering 100 Years Since WWI in Flanders Field

Remembering 100 Years Since WWI in Flanders Field

Seeing my last name, Christensen, on one of the smooth white marble headstones gave me pause. Walking through the American Cemetery at Flanders Field, I was not expecting to discover some long …
Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Montmartre is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris and it is street scenes like this that make it so.
Travel to Riga, Latvia – Episode 415

Travel to Riga, Latvia – Episode 415

Hear about travel to Riga, Latvia as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Spud Hilton, the travel editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, about his recent trip there. Latvia is one of …
“Blue Lady” Kensington Market Street Mural – Toronto, Ontario – Daily Photo

“Blue Lady” Kensington Market Street Mural – Toronto, Ontario – Daily Photo

Kensington Market is a colorful and bohemian neighborhood in Toronto which has many large street murals like this one. While you are there stop at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky for lunch. …
8 Unique Summer Camps for Kids

8 Unique Summer Camps for Kids

Summer is right around the corner which means the search for an interesting and fun summer camp is well underway.  If you think all that’s available involves dodging mosquitos and making macaroni …
Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland – Daily Photo

Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland – Daily Photo

The Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland is a popular place for midshipmen to get married. It is also a National Historic Landmark and the final resting place for …
Book Review: “Under Magnolia” by Frances Mayes

Book Review: “Under Magnolia” by Frances Mayes

Going home or returning to the place where one grows up evokes particular memories. In Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir, Frances Mayes takes her readers on a journey through her childhood in …