Author Archives: Traveler

About Traveler

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.”

Small towns

On a recent drive along Route 78 East in Pennsylvania, I passed a roadside attraction I’d driven past a million times before without stopping.  It’s called Roadside America Miniature Village. It’s a museum of miniatures built over decades by a … Continue reading

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Stanley

A year and two months ago, I had the opportunity to spend a night alone at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.  Among other things, this hotel is known for being the inspiration for the hotel with a sinister … Continue reading

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Frank

I’ve written several times in this space over the past few years about death and dying and those I’ve lost.  Unfortunately, on April 1, there was another death, this one unexpected. His name is Frank, and he was the longtime … Continue reading

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Happy April Fool’s Day

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Table Settings

Atop Cape Town’s Table Mountain, more than 3,500 feet above sea level, there is more to see than a flat tabletop. Table Mountain can be scaled if you have the right gear and a heart for the challenge.  I met … Continue reading

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Cape Town hijinks

About forty minutes after this picture was taken (right, the shot of a statue of a man in a “heil”-like pose), something dire occurred. My iPhone was lifted out of my bag, never to be returned.  Or found. I have … Continue reading

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For the Love of the Grape

In addition to cemeteries, sunsets, and trains, I love wine. There was one particularly cloudy, wet, drizzly day toward the end of my Cape Town sojourn, and that is the day that called for one of those other things South … Continue reading

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