Looking for Anne & Finding Maud at Green Gables Heritage Place, P. E. I.

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

In search of “Kindred Spirits” and to experience first-hand the beauty of Prince Edward Island, Canada, as described by Lucy Maud Montgomery in her world famous, Anne of Green Gables series, I flew to P. E. I. to discover what it was about this place that the author found so compelling.

5 Tips for Safely Enjoying the Alaskan Wilderness

The tourist season has started in Alaska, and that means the cruise ship passengers are up to their usual yearly antics. Namely, wearing white sneakers and then acting surprised to find mud on the Alaskan…

No Night at the MET for Me, Thanks!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series New York City

Literary Inspiration: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Destination: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York Long before the Night at the Museum films there were…

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Comparing Michael Chabon’s Sitka, Alaska to Reality

“This is not Sitka! How am I supposed to blog about you??” This is my second attempt at reading Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and the second attempt is going about as well as the first so far.

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Reading Around Juneau: Welcome to my corner of the world!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Reading Around Juneau

Each summer thousands visit my hometown, streaming into town off huge cruise ships that arrive in our channel. These visitors overwhelm our “historic” downtown, crowding the shops and asking questions that we locals have a…

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