Category Archives: Travel Theme

Travel theme: Writing

Consulting a travel book can sometimes be tricky.  You see, we had this book on Prague.  A very good book, as it turns out.  It had a whole section on Prague Castle and Hradcany.  (Fascinating place, by the way.) And … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Stillness

Whenever we travel beside a stream, stillness is usually not attainable.  The flow of the water, duck paddling along, or the rustle of trees nearby keep life moving. But on this day in 2013, we stopped along the Lewis and … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Square

When Ailsa, author of Where’s My Backpack?, posted her Friday photo challenge, Travel theme: Square, we were headed on a Saturday to Brenham, Texas, with high hopes: tour the Blue Bell Creamery factory to see how they make that creamy … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Below Humpback Bridge

With some travel time dedicated to leaf peeping this fall, we learned of a destination quite by accident from someone at a Virginia rest stop:  Humpback Bridge near Covington. This 100-foot long single-span structure, Virginia’s oldest covered bridge, is four … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Paint

So, you might ask, How many times has The Rock on the University of Tennessee campus been painted?  And the answer would have to be, No tellin’! The Rock is simply an enormous boulder that’s been moved at least once since we were … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Gleaming

Travel provides memorable moments, gleaming ones, in fact, like sunrises, sunsets, happy sights, and people beaming with pride.  And it’s those very moments that urge us on to carry cameras and hope for the sparkle that the next big (or little) … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Gray

Have you ever built yourself up to see something in the tour guides or on the map, and then you get there only to find it’s closed?  Or under repair? Or something? Well, sometimes a splendid day of vacation can turn gray … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Wind

Gearhart, Oregon, is one of those sweet little seaside towns you can’t get enough of:  gray shingled houses, climbing roses over picket fences, small cafe filled with the smells of homemade bread, and a long walk through tall grasses that … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Land meets water

One of the most dramatic vistas we saw occurred at Chanticleer Point on Oregon’s Historic Highway 30.  The vantage point frames where land meets water beautifully even though the haze of hot summer days clouded the view a bit.  If you … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Tiny

While you may think of the circus — and who wouldn’t? — as the Greatest Show on Earth, there’s a whole world of tiny circus people and animals and tents sure to make you lean in to glass showcases for … Continue reading

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