Entering Greek Mode

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Jun 272013
 
Entering Greek Mode

I feel myself slipping into Greek mode. That mindless state of being in which you expect that things won’t work. Or make sense. Or be on time. When you’re in true Greek mode, you even lose all expectation that anything should work or make sense or be on time. The hotel toilet doesn’t flush? Oh […Read more]

Explorer vs. Road Warrior

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Sep 122010
 
Explorer vs. Road Warrior

The Explorer in me is always at war with my inner Road Warrior. The Road Warrior comes from my childhood and my dad’s approach to a road trip. It’s not that we didn’t stop along the way and do fun things—we always did. I have great memories of national parks and horseback riding and river […Read more]

Taking Travel Seriously…Or Not

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Mar 232010
 
Taking Travel Seriously…Or Not

Traveling is serious business these days. The TSA requirements alone can give you a headache. And just when you have the 3-ounce liquid rule figured out, they tell you not to go to the bathroom for the last half hour of the flight. Oh wait. They rescinded that one, didn’t they? Better go check their […Read more]