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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

A TASTE OF LONDON’S ORANGES AND LEMONS PART 2

WE’VE ALMOST COMPLETED the first half of our visits to London’s historic churches prompted by the nursery rhyme “The Bells of London Town,” aided by Baedeker’s London and its Environs, … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

LET’S TASTE LONDON’S ORANGES AND LEMONS PART 1

WHAT BETTER WAY to tour London than visiting its historic churches in song. Let’s sing an earlier version, though I suspect you’ll find parts of it familiar. Here’s our tour … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

MEMORIES AND TIDBITS FROM A COOK’S PART 2

YESTERDAY’S MEMORIES and tidbits involved driving south from Paris, dining in Vienne, dancing in Avignon, and recalling an imaginary friendship in Tarascon. Today in Part 2, let’s have a Nice … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

MEMORIES AND TIDBITS FROM A COOK’S PART 1

I WAS LEAFING through one of my old travel books, Cook’s Traveller’s Handbook Riviera and Pyrenees, 1923, and its descriptions prompted memories of my own travels more than 60 years … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOW NOT TO HAVE A PRESS JUNKET PART 2

PLANNING AND INAUGURATION OF India’s Vande Bharat Express had complexities galore, more than enough to warrant yesterday’s SimanaitisSays. Today in Part 2, there are energy concerns, both in propulsion and … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOW NOT TO HAVE A PRESS JUNKET PART 1

DURING MY 33+ years in automotive journalism, I enjoyed a good number of informative and entertaining press trips. High points, good, bad, and mixed, included the fall of the Soviet … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · 2 Comments

FOR SALE: CHATEAU—HIST, XLNT NBHD, MLTI BALCS, GRT VU, EZ MOVE-IN, SELLER HIGHLY MOTIVATED

IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a chateau (and who isn’t these days?), have I got a deal for you! Or, at least, details of a potential deal. There are caveats, however. … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · 6 Comments