Travels

The Rambling Writer Book Review: THE LOST APOTHECARY by Sarah Penner

Lose yourself in the spell of history’s secrets and herbal lore in Sarah Penner’s fascinating novel. I’ve been reading several books selected by the International Pulpwood Queens & Timber Guys Book Club, now that my novel Pause has been chosen as a 2022 title. I look forward to “meeting” Sarah Penner next week via the weekly Zoom …

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The Rambling Writer Flashback: Inspiration for ISLANDS

While we’re confined by the pandemic, how about another virtual trip with me? Let me take you back in time and place to inspiration for my novel ISLANDS. A lot of “life” happened this week, so today I’ll take you on a quickie trip to the Caribbean, where my days as a scuba divemaster inspired my …

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The Rambling Writer guest post: Thor Talks Travel & Design

Guest blogger, most excellent travel partner and spousal unit Thor Hansen, muses about sacred-space ornamentations around the world. Greetings Bibliophiles!  Sara is insanely busy cleaning out her home office and more in preparation for our move, so she asked me if I would like to contribute a blog post.  I suspect she also wants to …

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy: Recap of your Virtual Italy Vacation

Farewell to Italy and your Virtual Vacation as we take a peek back at the highlights. Arrivederci! NOTE: Since travel is still iffy with the pandemic continuing, I started a blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, I’ve continued …

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 28: Milan’s Gothic Cathedral

Your Virtual Italy Vacation concludes with an overnight stop in Milan as Thor and I visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. NOTE: Since travel is still iffy with the pandemic continuing, I started a blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting …

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 27: A Gondola Ride in Venice

Join Thor and me as we continue your Virtual Italy Vacation with the iconic mode of Venice travel — the gondola! NOTE: Since travel is still iffy with the pandemic continuing, I started a blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting with highlight …

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 26: Lost in the Venice Labyrinth

Follow Thor and me as we lose ourselves in the fascinating maze of canals and narrow lanes of extravagant Venice. NOTE: Since travel is still iffy with the pandemic continuing, I started a blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting with highlight photos …

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