Tag Archives: travel

Architecture du Jour: Wilderstein

Paleo Retiree writes: My wife and I recently visited Wilderstein, a magnificent 19th century mansion on the Hudson River, not far from the lovely small town of Rhinebeck. Wilderstein is sometimes said to be the Hudson River Valley’s best Victorian house. … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Travel Narrows the Mind

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I have never managed to lose my old conviction that travel narrows the mind. At least a man must make a double effort of moral humility and imaginative energy to prevent it from narrowing his mind. Indeed there … Continue reading

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Umami Burger, Revisited

Eddie Pensier writes: Paleo Retiree has blogged about the phenomenon that is Umami Burger. When I learned that the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX had a UB, it was decided that it would be our last meal on this … Continue reading

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Eddie Pensier writes: Upon boarding my Virgin Australia flight to the USA, the following message tsk-tsked at me from the launch screen of my seat-back video: There are a few important points to remember while using the System. We’re in … Continue reading

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Ads Everywhere 6

Paleo Retiree writes: That’s an ad on the plastic credit-card style room key we’re using at a Tucson hotel. In addition to being a little insulting, the visuals make the key hard to read where its main function goes: I … Continue reading

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Life After Retirement, An Ongoing Series …

Paleo Retiree writes: A great retirement discovery for me: You no longer have to live in any one place. The government may insist that you have an address, but once you’re free of the damn job you’re also free to … Continue reading

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Upstate New York

Fenster writes: There’s an old saying to the effect that the little stations are happy because the big trains pass them by.  Something like that is at work in upstate New York, a place that is charming in direct relation to … Continue reading

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Book Notes: The Lost City of Z

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Just as Into Thin Air made me never, EVER want to go anywhere near Mt. Everest, this story makes me never, EVER want to go anywhere near the Amazonian jungle. The two landscapes are so different it’s hard … Continue reading

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