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an expensive family obligation

November 12, 2008


I made travel reservations for our trip to Jacksonville in late January/early February for our nephew’s bar mitzvah. Airfare, car rental & hotel will cost $1161. I would not for a minute consider not going; Benjamin’s parent’s divorce has been hard on him, and he needs the support, as do his siblings and my brother […]

Good Magazine’s Wanderlust maps (thanks to VSL)

September 10, 2008


maps of great journeys historical and fictional Fascinating website, but two itineraries are glaringly absent: 14th Century Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta’s travels (from Morocco in the west to China in the east, from the Volga in the north to Zanzibar in the south), and Che Gueverra’s motorcycle trip throughout South America.

scary hike with amazing views (thanks to )

May 24, 2008


Our Newport, RI vacation

September 1, 2007


It was a good vacation for us, less so for Sasson who hates 1) being in the carrier, 2) traveling by car, and regurgitated twice at my in-laws (a cold couple who did not know how to relate to our sensitive emo cat, though they did let him sleep with them). Sasson was quite angry […]

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February 4, 2007

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Impressions of Jacksonville

January 20, 2006


Jacksonville, FL is America’s geographically largest city; most of it is suburban sprawl, and everywhere one sees new construction. Half the FM radio stations are country. We had lunch in an Indian restaurant in the Arlington section with an Indian grocery store next door where we bought dried fruit and nuts. The rather sterile downtown […]