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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

SALUTING THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

IS THIS karma or what?? Just when the Boy Scouts of America are entangled, honorably I’m sure, in alternative facts, I go and uncover a Boy Scout of America neckerchief … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

THE CHANNEL BY EUROSTAR AND EUROTUNNEL SHUTTLE

IT WAS a dream of Napoleon III. Winston Churchill advocated it. And likely Hitler would have tried using it: A tunneled link between continental Europe and the British Isles. I’ve … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · 6 Comments

BRITISH NARROWBOATS

ONE OF my life’s regrets (there are only a few) is that Wife Dottie and I never took a narrowboat holiday on British canals. The nearest we came to this … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

TOURING THE WORLD’S LETTUCE CAPITAL

EL CENTRO, once renowned as the Lettuce Capital of the World, is in California’s Imperial Valley, about 115 miles east of San Diego and 15 miles north of the Mexican … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 5 Comments

A GUY’S STUFF, PART 2

IL VITTORIALE, Gabriele D’Annunzio’s villa along the shore of Lago di Garda in northern Italy, is opulent to the extreme in design and furnishing. Here I continue yesterday’s tour of … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

THIS GUY HAD STUFF! PART 1

GABRIELE D’ANNUNZIO was an Italian poet, patriot, soldier, aviator, hypochondriac, scoundrel, libertine, thrill-seeking meglomaniac, womanizer, proto-fascist and, some say, even worse. Il Vittoriale degli italiani, loosely, the shrine of Italian … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

THEY’LL HAVE MANHATTAN; I’LL HAVE PHOENIX, OMAHA, CHICAGO, SALT LAKE CITY…

The New York Times, May 28, 2017, celebrated “the celestial eye candy known as Manhattanhenge” with a usual fervor directed to those living immediately east of the Hudson River. Despite … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 1 Comment