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Great Signs of Wales

I’m always taking photos of signs on my travels, because it saves me the effort of digging for my notebook. But my favorite signs stress the funny over the informative. Here are some highlights from my recent Wales trip.

2011 Best Travel Moments

It’s not yet the end of the year, but I’m not going anywhere until early in 2012 and there’s a rare speck of dust on my suitcase. I may as well summarize my travel year now. While there were definitely some strange aspects to my 2011, I made new friends (some of whom are the [...]

Shock Therapy

Usually, it takes me a couple of days to recover from a trip. Day one consists of unpacking, doing laundry, checking the mail—all general housekeeping tasks. Day two is for my brain to get in gear. I may not be firing on all cylinders by the third day, but I can usually start to engage [...]

In Between Trips

For the past couple of months, and for the next one as well, I’ll be traveling so much that the longest I’ll be home is a week at a time. It may seem like a lot, but when my in-between time is spent decompressing from the previous trip and writing about it, plus getting ready [...]

The Need for Speed

I was one of those horse-crazy girls. From riding lessons to a massive collection of Breyer models to dreams of owning one—it must have been rather difficult for my parents for a few years there. Easy to buy me a present, I suppose: “Oh, just get Jill something horse-themed. Yes, anything.” But I’m sure my [...]

Least Adventurous Travelers?

My pal, Mike Barish, has a post on Gadling today about a recent survey commissioned by Intrepid Travel. In terms of “who’s the most adventurous” when traveling, folks from the United States came in behind Kiwis, Aussies, Brits and Canadians. I’m sure some of that can be blamed on the fact that the U.S. culture [...]