Let the Musings begin...

7 Ways to be Okay Acting Like a Tourist
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In the former home-of-my-heart, Red Lodge, Montana, we used to have a word for the flocks of summer people who descended on the little town: Tourons – a combination of Tourists and Morons. What is it about people that sends us on vacation, packing …... Read More

What Equals Old Gray Stones and Colorful Landscapes?
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Castles, cathedrals, churches…for me the wonder of them never ceases to amaze me. From the first castle ruin I climbed over, around and through to the intact apartments of the Cardiff Castle, I find these old things mind boggling. We don’t have 900-year-old buildings …... Read More

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