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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Photo walk through Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

During our spring trip to Overland Park, Kansas, the kids and I visited Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. What I figured would be, maybe, a 2-hour visit turned into a 5-hour adventure. If it wasn’t for an unfortunate splinter (in Lucia’s finger), we easily could have spent another couple of hours exploring the gardens. […]

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Hill of Witches | Juodkrantė, Lithuania

Folklore in the forest: The Hill of Witches in Juodkrantė, Lithuania

The Hill of Witches (Raganų Kalnas in Lithuanian) is a public trail system through a forested sand dune just off the main road in Juodkrantė, Lithuania. The forest here is teeming with mystical wood carvings, all representing figures from Lithuanian folklore and pagan traditions. I came across photos of the Hill of Witches as I was doing research for […]

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Rome, Italy

Dear Rome, I love you.

I felt compelled to write the following upon learning that this week’s #JAchat topic is Rome. (#JAchat is a weekly Twitter travel chat that I co-host. Read here to learn more.) I’ve heard other travelers compare picking a favorite place in the world, out of all the towns, cities, and countries they’ve visited, to choosing which […]

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Leland River & dam

Photo tour of historic Fishtown

Travel fewer than thirty miles north of Traverse City, Michigan, to historic Fishtown in Leland and be transported more than a hundred years back in time. The Great Lakes have a strong maritime culture and a long history rooted in the fishing industry. These traditions are preserved in Fishtown, an historic section of the town […]

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A quiet morning stroll

#JAchat topic: Street photography. Focus: Istanbul.

The theme for this week’s #JAchat is “street photography”. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: the first question is, “What are the best cities for street photography?” I didn’t have to think on this very long to come up with my answer; it is Istanbul. At any given time of day […]

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