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Sacks, Boats, and Clots!

In New Zealand, there are tons of things to do. Imagine the most extreme outdoor activity, and the Kiwis do it, only better. You could camp, tramp, bike and surf; kayak, snowboard, heli-ski and scuba dive. We didn’t do any of that stuff, but we did find the fence with all the bras on it. […]

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Published in Chicken Soup for the Soul

A brief sidestep from my usual fare. Nothing like an infomercial, right? I did, however, have this experience while traveling. Since my story “My Parents’ Worth” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People, I’ve taken up the habit of popping in to bookstores just to see if the book is […]

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New Zealand: Pull up to Paradise and Park

My equation for a stress-free vacation: x + y = 0, where x is equal to the number of decisions I have to make and y is equal to . . . the number of decisions I have to make. Stress on vacation is the bane of all travelers. Getting from the airport to the […]

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A Soft Spot for Florence

I love Florence, kind of like I love my grumbly great grandmother. She’s never liked me much, but she’s very old, so I have a soft spot in my heart for her anyway.The old town of Florence is essentially an ugly, run-down sprawl of buildings that haven’t been painted since the Medicis wouldn’t have crossed […]

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