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Mehrangarh Fort

In Jodhpur, is one of India’s largest forts, the Mehrangarh Fort. It was built in 1500 A.D.   The layers of archways in the ceiling had the look of a fancy mosque. Under these arches, a musician played and two

Posted in World Glimpses

Dip in the Dead Sea

I was just south of Aquaba in Jordan where the roadside was dotted with “beach resorts.” You pay your fee to use their changing rooms and beach. This was a modern-looking facility with a juice bar and gift shop. Here

Posted in Just for Fun

Be Resolved

At this time of year, many talk about making resolutions for going forward. If you are tending to get too comfortable or perhaps losing your edge, then travel may help. How about TRAVEL RESOLUTIONS? See this list of eleven suggestions to

Posted in Travel Know How

Gifts for Travelers

“Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.” —Ovid What to give the traveler? Check out these 26 gift ideas: Portable Battery Charger Travel cork screw (light and easy to use), stopper

Posted in Travel Know How

Springfield, IL

Given the current weather, I’m reflecting on travels I have undertaken in the snow. One January, I had driven around Southern Illinois with the goal of seeing the Bald Eagles in the winter by the Mississippi River.  On my way

Posted in Thinking Travel