Best Beach Towns in Michigan

When many out of towners think of Michigan, beaches most likely don’t come to mind. Michigan is famed for its severe, snowy winters. But there are miles of pristine beaches that you can enjoy when visiting Michigan. Each town has its vibe. Some are super touristy and offer tons of nightlife and activities, while others […]

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Portugal-Morocco-Spain: Let the Tour Begin

Monday, October 21 [Click on thumbnail images for full size] Our Globus tour (code ZU 1018) tour has begun, and we are currently in Seville, Spain. The emphasis here is on Flamenco– just as Fado was the emphasis in Lisbon. Yes, we are actually a couple days into the tour, but with the lengthy travel […]

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Portugal-Morocco-Spain: Before the Start

Thursday, October 17 Greetings from Lisboa (as Lisbon is called here in Portugal). Darlene and I are here on our “pre-night” before the start of our 17-day Globus tour that takes us through parts of Portugal, 7 days in Morocco, and then some time in Spain before finishing in Madrid. (Thanks for putting this together, […]

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Beautiful Bergen (Norway)

Greetings from Bergen, Norway, known by many people as the home of famed composer Edvard Grieg. This is my third time in Bergen, and this time I am here to join the Viking Sea on two back-to-back 15-day Viking Homelands cruises (Bergen to Stockholm and then vice-versa) as one of their featured speakers. I will […]

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Never Knew Jeans Could Feel So Good

I’m not a jeans guy. I don’t think I ever wore a pair before I moved to Idaho at the age of 45. After moving to Idaho (where almost everyone wears jeans), I started wearing them once in a while; never to work, though. But they weren’t comfortable. I think I now know why. I […]

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