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Travel & Travel Related Musings
(More) Stuff I Bought & What I Thought: A(nother) Critical Analysis of Travel Gadgetry & Paraphernalia
Not Having Summer Travel Plans Is Just About Killing Me
Palm Springs Spring Break, Part 3: Relaxation & Rejuvenation in Civilization
Palm Springs Spring Break, Part 2: Desolation, Exploration, & Inspiration
Palm Springs Spring Break, Part 1: Destination Capitulation
I Hereby Rescind My Earlier Post On Air Travel
The “What to Hear Where” List
Thoughts on Air Travel
Travel Opens Doors II
Travel Photos As Mid-Winter Therapy
COVID Sucks The Joy Out of Travel Planning
The Ten-Day Travel Photo Challenge Recap
Faces of Laos & Cambodia
Oh, The People You Meet: Siena, Italy
Windows of the World
Travel Opens Doors
Plan B Travels: Wrapping It Up in Estes Park, Colorado
Plan B Travels: In the Dumps in Fairplay, Colorado
Plan B Travels: An Unexpected Adventure in Ouray, Colorado
Plan B Travels: Hiking & Cycling in Southern Utah
Plan B Travels: Cycling the Colorado National Monument
Is R.E.I.’s Laos-Cambodia Multisport Adventure Right for You?
Clearly, I’ll Do Anything for a Post: Visiting the Spam® Museum
Travel & Travel Planning Mistakes: I Made Them So You Don’t Have To, Part 2
Travel & Travel Planning Mistakes: I Made Them So You Don’t Have To, Part 1
Stairways to Heaven: Riverwalk Stairways, San Antonio, Texas
Cambodia, Days 9-10: New Year’s Eve & Day on a Sacred Buddhist Mountain
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Travel?
Things I Learned from Rick Steves’ Travel Skills Class
Cambodia, Days 7-8: Wat a Fabulous Couple of Days!
Day 6: The Journey to Cambodia and a Meal for Adventurous Carnivores
Laos, Day 5: Queasy Kayaking
Laos, Day 4+: Hiking, Remote Villages, and One Really Bad Indian Meal
Laos, Day 3: The Journey to Nong Khiaw
Laos, Days 1-2: Cycling & Sightseeing
Southeast Asia to Midwest America Jet Lag: What Fresh Hell is This?
“Missing” Christmas to Travel
And We’re Off…
Things We Learned From the Travel Medicine Doctor: Laos/Cambodia Edition
AirBnB vs. Traditional Accommodations: A First-Timer’s Perspective
San Antonio, Texas: The Riverwalk & Beyond
This & That: Random Observations About England
Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, Texas
On Traveling Overseas with Bicycles: How it All Played Out
UK Road Trip, Part 5: London
UK Road Trip, Part 4: Ludlow & the Shropshire Hills AONB
UK Road Trip, Part 3: Wales
UK Road Trip, Part 2: The Peak District
UK Road Trip, Part 1: Family Time in Newark
Stuff I Bought & What I Thought: A Critical Analysis of Travel Gadgetry & Paraphernalia
Another Fun Petsit: Beaver Creek, Colorado
Prepping for Travel: Learning Welsh
An Ode to Quirky Leadville, Colorado
Are You a Cabin Person?
Three Days in Seattle – A Petsitter’s Tale, Part 2: Sightseeing
Things I Learned from my Travel Agent
Three Days in Seattle – A Petsitter’s Tale, Part 1: Petsitting
A Photo Journey: Death Valley National Park
Not As Advertised: Bikepacking the San Rafael Swell in Utah
Dueling Adventures: Bikepacking in Utah vs. Staycation
Petsitting – My Latest Obsession and a New Way to Travel?
And the Winner is… San Antonio?!
Seeking Travel Ideas: Like Tucson, But Different
A Photo Journey: Bryce Canyon National Park
Oh the Places I’ve Been: Breadth vs. Depth
Near Misses and a Direct Hit: Driving in France
A Photo Journey: Arches National Park
A Travel Running Run-In
A Photo Journey: Climbing Angels’ Landing in Utah
A Photo Journey: Hot Air Ballooning in Albuquerque
White Sands? No. White Gypsum.
How Far Ahead Do YOU Plan?
Travel Suggestions Needed!
Long Live Spontaneity: Death Valley National Park
Watch Your Language!
The Dust-Farm-Pail List
Seeing the Tour de France in Person
Happy Accidents in International Cycling #2: Italy
Happy Accidents in International Cycling #1: France
Metro Misery in the City of Light
Not Your Ordinary Travel Adventure
It’s a Small World After All
Is a Viking® River Cruise Right for You?
The “What to Eat Where” List
On Traveling Overseas with Bicycles
Travel Planning: Almost as Much Fun as the Trip Itself! (And the Birth Story of this Blog)
When Bad Things Happen to Good Travelers
Episode 1: The Layover of a Lifetime
Episode 2: The Jamaica/Airport Curse Strikes Again
Episode 3: The Ocean Ate My Wedding Ring
Episode 4: The Most Beautiful Place I’ve Ever Hated
Episode 5: Not a Stellar Trip
Episode 6: A Compendium of Childhood Travel Follies
Travel Trailer Tales
Butt Clenching on the Moki Dugway, Utah
Bobbie the Travel Trailer: An Adoption Story
For Once, I’m Ahead of the Curve: The Travel Trailer
Until We Meet Again, Dear Bobbie
Hiking & Other Mountain Travel Adventures
Three $ummits for the Price of Four: Hiking Colorado’s DeCaLiBroN
Scree & Talus & Boulders, Oh My! Climbing Colorado’s Mt. Sneffels
Lost? Kind of: A Hike in the French Alps and a Failing of the English Language
“Hiking” Wales’ Highest Peak: Mount Snowdon via Crib Goch
Climbing 14ers: The 3rd Mountain’s the Charm… Sort Of
Little Things That Are Oddly Satisfying
You Can Learn a Lot About People From Their Christmas Ornaments
Keeping Up a Holiday Tradition in the Time of Coronavirus
Well Thank God That’s Over!
Coronavirus Captivity Update: The Travel Architect Goes Slightly Mad
Coronavirus, Crises, and Coping Methods
British by Marriage, or What It’s Like Having an English Expat Husband
National Donut Day? Sure. Why Not?
This Is Me – Warts and All…
Bracing for the Deep Freeze
Rooting for the team: (sigh) I’m going to give it a try
Mice and Snakes
The Christmas Letter: A Strange American Holiday Tradition?
Should This Thanksgiving Tradition Be Banned?
Coffee & Donuts
Metablogging: Blogging About Blogging
Outstanding Blogger Award
There Are 1000 of You!
Blog Buddy Meet-Up #2: Bangkok, Thailand
Blogger Recognition Award
Blog Buddy Meet-Up #1: Luang Prabang, Laos
A Satanic Following?
Blog Chat…10 Questions for The Travel Architect — Life…one big adventure
The Travel Architect and Rivergirl. — A Post by Paul Dance – Writer
The Sunshine Blogger Award
It’s Finally Happened: I’m Suffering From a Case of the Dreaded Blog Clog
Blogging Milestone: 100 Followers!
How blogging has hijacked my (formerly balanced) life
How blogging is like selling things at a craft fair
Adventures in Pet Parenting
The Tale of Bun 4: Walter*
The Tale of Bun 3: Stanley*
The Tale of Bun 2: Gertie*
The Tale of Bun 1: Maxwell*
Another Piece of my Heart *poof*… Gone.
Not All Homecomings Are Good
Hating Cats is a Learned Behavior: Part 2 – the Unlearning
Hating Cats is a Learned Behavior: Part 1 – the Learning
Pet Parenting: The Early Years
Podcast Episode 76: Travel Talk – Deserts & Pools
Podcast Episode 75: Zip It
Podcast Episode 74: Thy Father is a Gorbellied Codpiece
Podcast Episode 73: Travel Talk with the Construction Guy, Part II
Podcast Episode 72: Travel Talk with the Construction Guy, Part I
Podcast Episode 71: Going Off-Piste
Podcast Episode 70: Not Waffles!
Podcast Episode 69: Running the Table… Or Is It the Gauntlet?
Podcast Episode 68: The Husband Blows Hot & Cold
Podcast Episode 67: The Travel Architect Knows Romance
Podcast Episode 66: Architecture Commences
Podcast Episode 65: Virus, Vaccines, & Passports, Oh My!
Podcast Episode 64: When’s The Last Time You Hugged a Squirrel?
Podcast Episode 63: What’s a Womble?
Podcast Episode 62: Burger Holder
Podcast Episode 61: Netflix Blues
Podcast Episode 60: It’s a Festivus Miracle!
Podcast Episode 59: Two Pods for the Price of One
Podcast Episode 58: Potato Chip Wars
Podcast Episode 57: The Upbeat Episode
Podcast Episode 56: Calaces & Pastles
Podcast Episode 55: The Wallace & Gromit Line
Podcast Episode 54: Ziggurats & Cugly Bunnies
Podcast Episode 53: Hey Siri!
Podcast Episode 52: What Rhymes with Plitvice?
Podcast Episode 51: Epic Kitchen Fails
Podcast Episode 50: Time Horizons
Podcast Episode 49: Coasteering
Podcast Episode 48: The Italian Job
Podcast Episode 47: My Body is a Temple
Podcast Episode 46: Taste Crime
Podcast Episode 45: Ger/Yurt
Podcast Episode 44: Spam . . . a lot
Podcast Episode 43: Choddy & Schlocky
Podcast Episode 42: DeCaLiBron
Podcast Episode 41: WTF?
Podcast Episode 40: Greatest Hits
Podcast Episode 39: Sobriquets
Podcast Episode 38: A Tweetment for What Ails You
Podcast Episode 37: Lima Bean Respect
Podcast Episode 36: Easter Bonnets
Podcast Episode 35: Fossiliferous
Podcast Episode 34: April Fool Switcheroo
Podcast Episode 33: Coronavirus Cancellations
Podcast Episode 32: Business Class
Podcast Episode 31: Leap Day Lessons
Podcast Episode 30: Rugby, Too?!
Podcast Episode 29: Get Your Liver Off My Pizza!
Podcast Episode 28: $700?!
Podcast Episode 27: It Takes Five Days
Podcast Episode 26: Stumped by FCO
Podcast Episode 25: Lost in Transit
Podcast Episode 24: Cambodian Capers
Podcast Episode 23: Laos Livin’
Podcast Episode 22: Incheon State of Mind
Podcast Episode 21: Interrobang
Podcast Episode 20: Dugong A-Go-Go
Podcast Episode 19: Bickerfest
Podcast Episode 18: Semicolon
Podcast Episode 17: Via Ferrata
Podcast Episode 16: Produce Misting
Podcast Episode 15: Off by 150
Podcast Episode 14: Penultimate
Podcast Episode 13: F-bombs
Podcast Episode 12: Sheep
Podcast Episode 11: Nigel
Podcast Episode 10: Castles
Podcast Episode 9: Pizza
Podcast Episode 8: Vail
Podcast Episode 7: Mt. Elbert
Podcast Episode 5: Travel Medicine
Podcast Episode 4: Travel Insurance
Podcast Episode 3: Sculpture Lover?
Podcast Episode 2: Evil Cookies
Podcast Episode 1: The Travel Architect & The Husband Team Up to Chat About Travel (Mostly)
A Little Bit About Me
Dictionary of Blog Terms
Calories for a Cause: Travel Inspired Baking
Travel-Inspired Baking: Rationale, Rules, & Regulations
England & America: Apple Pie
England: Treacle Tart
Italy: Torta Sbrisolona
Scotland: (Pear) Scones
France: Gâteau à la Noix
Watch Your Language!
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