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Birthday Road Trip

“Films and hotels have many aspects that are the same.  For example, there is always a big vision, an idea.”  –Francis Ford Coppola   The Diamond Lounge at Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino was hopping for happy hour, but the bartender quickly served me the 2-for-1 special of the peach moscato that always lures me in.  My companion… Read More Birthday Road Trip

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A Tale of Two City-States

“Does this bus go to Hadrian’s Arch?” The question came from a casually clad, middle-aged fellow traveler as he squeezed aboard the full shuttle from the Athens Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, where he and I both happened to be staying.  Inside the van was a microcosm of what it’s like to travel through Mediterranean Europe:  a… Read More A Tale of Two City-States