Stories come from current travel, recent day trips and funny tales from my early travel days. Don’t hesitate to comment. Your travel tales are welcomed too and if P or PG they may be published on the blog. Thank you for checking in.

A SHOE ADDICTS CONFESSIONS

Travel Shoes BY Debra Amundson Waiting in line at the airport coffee shop I overheard a man at the counter mentioning how he always traveled in old shoes for comfort.  Scoffing as I looked down at the man’s shabby shoes…

¿DONDE VAS?

WHEN YOU ARE TRAVELING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY BE READY FOR THE UNEXPECTED. ACCIDENTS CAN MAKE FOR A GOOD STORY LATER ON. On one of my first trips to Mexico I was touring the mountains with my native Mexican companion,…

RAINIER CHERRIES

Rainier Cherry, just the name sounds special. Normally found in markets from late July to early August –  they are available now, one slight week early.  Cherries have a narrow window as it is but the Rainier Cherry is available for…

THE BUS LEFT WITHOUT ME…

Long before Cancun had high rise resort hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and a lot of traffic it was no more than a bus stop and an embarkation point to get to Isla Mujeres, Isle of Woman. A group of newly…

TAKE A HIKE

TAKE A HIKE It is not just food and wine the French are famous for; they are a notorious walking country.   France on Foot offers the key to unraveling the puzzle of thousands of miles of foot trails that criss-cross France.  They can direct…

BURGUNDY MUSTARD

  BURGUNDY MUSTARD, THE NEW DIJON By DEBRA AMUNDSON Special to The Epoch Times If I were to ask what comes to mind when I say Dijon the response would be mustard, of course. The namesake town is a rather…

FRANCE’S GOLDEN HILLs

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN REAL TRAVEL ADVENTURES – (additional photos added after publication). The Cote d’Or, in Burgundy, France, literally means hills of gold, the color of the vines after they turn golden in the fall. The Cote d’Or, famous for…

DINING IN THE DARK

REVIEW FOR EPOCH TIMES Dining in the Dark in Zurich $$ By Debra Amundson, The Blind Cow Restaurant will open your eyes; you’ll be kept in the dark after that. Zurich’s Blindekuh, (Blind Cow), restaurant is staffed almost entirely by…