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Traveling…Something to Be Thankful for

This is the day in the United States that families give thanks. But, it has grown far beyond what the original Pilgrims could ever have envisioned. We have a humongous feast that can take days to prepare. We truly do have much for which to be thankful.

Years ago, I traveled to Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims landed and it had become extremely commercialized. There were little stands with the usual gimcracks and souvenirs.

Buying things seems to be what everyone thinks about when they consider traveling. And, I admit, I have purchased my share of souvenirs, too.

Somehow, the anticipation of seeing a new place and the sense of wonder and discovery has now been dulled by security checks and the many rules and regulations that now govern our travel.

In this blog, we have tried to feature places where we have enjoyed the travel, the people and the indelible scenes that have enriched our lives.


Why travel tips and adventures exists

The reason I decided to publish a travel blog was that the newspaper for which I write, a small city’s paper, had asked me to cover travel. They decided they only wanted to feature local places, which left a whole world of great destinations I wasn’t able to share.

So, that led to the beginning of this travel blog.


Almost old enough to give birth

The blog is now eight months old – almost old enough to have given birth to a real human baby. Have we done a good job? Does anyone want to share his/her experiences?

Would anyone like to offer comments other than the spammers who perpetually leave messages – or in Russian, which I cannot read?

So, I am asking for people to respond and participate. Should we continue the blog? Will you help us by supporting the blog through response and checking out our store?

We’re open to new experiences and new people. We’re always thankful for them.
Please give us some feedback!

And, have a wonderful holiday season to those who celebrate holidays in the next month. To those who don’t have holidays, please accept our understanding that people have different cultures and ways of experiencing the world. We would love to hear from you, as well!

May you have health, love and joy in your life and a chance to travel to the places that enlighten, enliven and excite you!

Warmest regards,

Shelley Gillespie
Publisher and Editor

PS The new photos at the top of the blog give you some new places to view.  Oregon and Las Vegas are featured – two great destinations!

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  3. Peggy Bradshaw Says:

    I not only like to write for your blog, but I love to read it also, and now want to travel in person to the many places that you have taken me to in words. Thanks so much for the many opportunities you have given me during the years we have known each other.

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