Category Archives: Travel Theme

Travel theme: Calm at Portland Pier

  Even the seagulls may have been surprised at the sunset calm on the waters.  Portland Pier buzzes with activity during the day, but when rays lengthen and urban waterside buildings glow with late-day light, a sense of calm falls … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Stepping it up in Varenna, Italy

This week’s Travel Theme: Steps from Ailsa who writes the blog Where’s My Backback? reminded us of the many steps we took in Varenna, Italy.  Walking there can be a challenge, if all you’re accustomed to is your fitness routine on even … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Big Orange Sugar

When this week’s travel theme from Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack? appeared in my mailbox, I immediately thought of a fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library called The Great Cake Bake, celebrating books and the host of the event: the University … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Flowers in the Rain

We didn’t have to travel far to accept the challenge posed on Ailsa’s blog, Where’s My Backpack.  In fact, it was a treat to combine our usual morning walk with this week’s rain theme and a reason to stop and look closely at … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Turquoise in South Carolina

We were traveling on the coast of South Carolina when Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack posted her travel theme for the week:  Turquoise.  Beach towns are filled with this cheery color, so finding photo-worthy shots posed no problem. At Harbor … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Shimmer at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel

Dear Readers, Here’s a Postcard from England: Christmas 2016 from Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel in London, a hotel that shimmered with gold and silver all through the house. From the elegantly shiny trees outside to glittery table arrangements … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Dark

Sometimes — well, a lot of times — we don’t have a particular place to see.  Sometimes we just roam, looking for adventures and interesting photo ops to present themselves.  And that’s how it was after dinner one evening in … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Hills

After returning from a week exploring Utah’s national parks (Now, that’s a glorious experience!), we saw that Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack had selected the theme of Hills for this week’s Travel theme.  Although we’re working on a series of blogs highlighting … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Dried — Pueblo of Acoma

Pueblo of Acoma is a mesa community that may have been inhabitated even before the time of Christ. It’s a place where adobe homes are inhabited by strong people, who have managed to live without running water or electricity even during modern times. The … Continue reading

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Travel theme: History

A sign posted on the Friends of the Knox County Library site on Twitter (@FriendsKCPL) got me thinking about Ailsa’s theme this week on her blog Where’s My Backpack — Travel theme: History. Because we travel randomly at times, we … Continue reading

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