State Fair or County Fair? You Be the Judge.

There are certain things that you can expect at any agriculture-based county or state fair: the smell of carney food, livestock, 4-H exhibits and the thrill of the Midway. This month (July) you have your pick between the Cecil County (Maryland) Fair (July 20th to 28th, 2018) and the Delaware State…

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Fifty before 50 – Part I

Virgin Skydiver

Many people dread the idea of their 50th Birthday. If I am honest about it I have mixed feelings about fifty. Regardless of how I feel it is going to happen sooner or later. So, in anticipation of the BIG 5-0 I thought a round-up of fifty things to do…

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Fifty before 50 – Part II

Camel Ride

Welcome to Part II of my fifty things to do before fifty list. I hope you will keep in mind this is my fifty before fifty. Make your own list. Hopefully, you can take some of mine and incorporate them into your own. 26. Take a class just to learn,…

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Gifts for the Gen X Traveler in Your Life

Backpack

‘Tis the season once again for gathering of family and friends, gift-giving and holiday cheer. But too often people grumble and bah humbug their way through the season. For some, a big part of that is the gifts for holidays—not knowing what to purchase, what the receiver needs or maybe…

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First Friday in Elkton Continues To Grow

Cecil County Arts Council

Elkton Maryland has historically been known as the place young lovers go to elope or for a quickie marriage. Even my great grandparents who resided in Baltimore were wed in Elkton in 1917. For that matter, there is little resemblance to how it was when I moved here six years…

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Selfie-Sticks: Genius or a Menace

Dangers of Selfie Sticks

In recent years selfies have become as popular as the Kardashians themselves. It was only a matter of time before someone would come up with a way for the self-absorbed to photograph themselves and their friends from a distance. It also eliminates the need for the bashful to approach a…

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A Vote for a New Egypt

Egyptian Vote

Just over a month after the resignation of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, an autocrat who reigned for more than 30-years and was in power at the start of Egypt’s Arab Spring, Egyptians turned out at the polls in record number to vote on a referendum to amend their Constitution. In…

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An Unplanned Canadian Adventure

Ottawa Canada

In life there are planners and there are those who fly by the seat of their pants then there are others who fit somewhere along the spectrum. The same is true of travelers. Some plan every detail; others simply go where the wind takes them. Is one type of travel…

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Smiles: The Universal Language

Until 2011, the extent of my travels were within the US, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. In other words all places where English is commonly spoken. I guess being a touch naïve and maybe even a bit arrogant, I believed that most people around the world spoke at least…

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More Transparency When Booking Flights Online

Turkish Air

Ever shop online for airfares and end up thoroughly frustrated with the process? On one website you will find a flight at a price that looks fabulous and on another site the same itinerary costs considerably more. This happens within sites that provide cost comparisons as well. Why the discrepancy?…

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3 Reasons to Purchase Travel Insurance

I fought the door

If there has ever been a case to be made for purchasing travel insurance, a look at my travels over the years has shown me, if nothing else, that some people should have it. And by some people I mean – me! I’m not trying to sell insurance here. I…

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Many Vacation Options Offered By RVing

Campground

Have you ever thought; I’d love to have a vacation home and the benefits that come with it; a place to escape or spend time with the family as well as getting a tax write-off? Then reality sets in. You contemplate being locked into vacationing the same place each year,…

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