Unwelcome to Canada

I crossed the border today from Calais, Maine to St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The border crossing was the second worst border crossing I’ve experienced in my life, second only to when I walked from Jordan to Israel. I am not kidding. I was asked almost as many questions as the Israelis asked me, they searched …

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Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, was also a talented architect of neoclassical buildings. He designed Monticello (1769–1809), his plantation home, and his ideal ‘academical village’ (1817–26), which is still …

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Thoughts On My Father

As you may know, my father passed away on July 22, 2010. I’ve experienced so much in the last week it is difficult to put into words. This post is not about travel. I don’t normally like to stray away from travel related topics, but in addition to being a travel blog, this is MY …

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