Category Archives: travel

  1. 4 Easy Steps For Hot Travel Food Without Stopping

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    October 2, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Turkey Jerky – Automotive Style (Guest post by ‘Travelin’ Tim Sytsma) So, you find yourself driving across the continent, headed …
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  2. A Sport Boomer’s Trip

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    August 22, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    WITH HIS WIFE AND MOTHER IN LAW A high school reunion brings ’em back, friends and teammates. You see the …
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  3. Kesey And The Bus

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    August 17, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    THE MAGIC IN THE MAGIC TRIP Flashback to 1964 and ask yourself if you’d get on a bus with thirteen …
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  4. Travel The Blue Highway

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    May 17, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    IN THE KEY OF LIFE The blues do a show at the local hoedown and you go listen. Put any name …
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  5. Weird Portland, Meet New Orleans, Queen of Weirdness

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    April 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    If You Can Read This, Wave Your Hand Twice I’ve come to Portland and found the Gay Pride Parade in full swing.  My …
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  6. Testing For Smart

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    April 26, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Who Will Pass A man and woman both in Oregon grew up in Mississippi. Every word the man spoke said …
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  7. Hurricane vs BP Oil Spill, part 2 of 2

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    April 25, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    When you say hurricane in Gulf Shores, Alabama, they say, “Ivan.” When you say Oil Spill, they say what everyone …
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  8. Hurricane vs Oil Spill, part 1 of 2

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    April 25, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Katrina or Deepwater Horizon A hurricane has no corporate sponsor.  No one thought of BP after Katrina. Who thought of Katrina …
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  9. Wrestling With Slavery

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    April 23, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Inspired by:  http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2063679,00.html Round One Slaves built lasting cultural icons.  The most uncivil institution built the touchstones of civilization, the Pyramids, the Great …
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  10. An Angel On My Knee

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    April 22, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    I’m Going To Louisiana And So Should You.  Here’s why:  People take trips for something different to talk about. They go …
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  11. DeeGee’s B&B Admissions Test,

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    April 8, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    The real test isn’t about what you do to get in, but what you do when you leave.

  12. Think, Do, Write?

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    March 23, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Except For Tsunami Forcast, Then It’s Da Do Run, Run, Run, Da Do Run Run An observation: some people panic in an …
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  13. Five Steps To Improve Nature

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    December 6, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (Include Your Steps In Comments) However you see Global Warming, either man-made through pollution, or a natual cycle of atmohpheric ozone holes …
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  14. The Face Of Spain During An Emergency

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    September 20, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (originally published on tripadvisor.com, http://tiny.cc/gcqer)   The best way to learn a language is to live with it. My kids …
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  15. Wrestling With Story

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    September 14, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (please visit http://uphillwriting.org/) If experience makes a better story, then telling that story is less about story; it’s about the amazing experience, …
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  16. The Midnight Hour, pt. 2: Bob’s Side

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    September 14, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (visit http://news.airtreks.com/)  con’t from Part 1 I waited until the midnight hour, but not for my love to come tumbling …
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  17. EPIC ESPANA

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    September 7, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (originally published on  http://news.airtreks.com/) Epic: surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size; heroic and impressive in quality. Barcelona’s …
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  18. The Midnight Hour, pt. 1

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    September 7, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (visit http://news.airtreks.com/) A medical emergency asks you jump up and do something. When it happens in the middle of the night …
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  19. LIFE @ (or above) 50

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    August 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (written for http://blog.aarp.org/shaarpsession/2010/08/blog_your_way_to_orlando_with.html) AARP Orlando @ 50 conference will be a ripping success no matter who blogs the event.  When a group …
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  20. Wrestling With Rhythm

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    August 23, 2010 by David Gillaspie

      A man who knows better explained the difference between rookie travelers and experienced jet-setters: The rookie starts a trip …
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