Let the Musings begin...

Shut up. I love you.
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There are moments when you travel with anyone where you need a break. Maybe it’s the ten minutes when they’re in the shower or perhaps you have to escape and wander around outside. It’s nothing against the person, it’s human nature to crave a …... Read More

What’s the difference between a hike and a walk?
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Germany: On my first trip to Germany many years ago a friend invited me to, “Take a little walk.” Leaving the heavy leather hiking boots behind, I put on a pair of light hikers and proceeded to follow the crazy German up a vertical …... Read More

Genuine Conversations with the Fun-Loving Welsh
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One of the things we discovered during our first trip to Pembrokeshire, Wales in 2014 was the friendliness of the Welsh people. Staying the week in Goodwick, almost daily we passed a couple on the trek to our rental. They invited us for drinks. …... Read More

6 Easy Reasons to Enjoy Exploring South Wales
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1. You can be a novice at trains and buses. In South Wales, you quickly learn that knowing what you’re doing isn’t a prerequisite for having everything work out as it should. The recent adventure Jackie, aka Seester, and I had in Pembrokeshire is …... Read More

One Day in the Brecon Beacons Is Just a Teaser
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Brecon, the town in the Brecon Beacons, is tiny and well worth visiting. You’ll eat well, meet kind people, and when the clouds drift away, you’ll see startling views. We heard many remarks about the Brecon (Breck-In) Beacons before our trip: beautiful mountains, strenuous …... Read More

Gilded and Glorious History at The Frick Mansion
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Quick! Who knows about the infamous Henry Clay Frick and his involvement in the notorious Homestead Strike of 1892? Okay, forget about that sad turn of events and think instead on the refined side of this man who made his first million by age …... Read More

Travels in Western New York, Home of the Finger Lakes
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Or is it Upstate New York? As a Pennsylvanian, I’ve long puzzled over what “upstate” means. Yes, I know I could Google the answer, but I’d rather hear from my NY friends what term is correct. At any rate, I traveled to the region …... Read More

Is it really “suffering” consequences? 
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I have made more than one mistake in my life. Some with minor consequences, some with larger consequences. There was a doozy when I was a kid. Maybe eight or so. A cousin had a two wheeler for sale and I wanted it. The …... Read More