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I write about the things I love: Family, travel, food, adventures.

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The Washington Post

Close Encounters in Edinburgh's Hidden Underworld

Mike and Chris had already trod the city's ancient Royal Mile enough times for the excitement of shops filled with kilt-clad mannequins, canned haggis and tartan scarves to have worn off a bit. On the...

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Nassau food tour showcases Bahamian fare beyond the resort - The ...

Nassau food tour showcases Bahamian fare beyond the...

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The Washington Post

My 5-year-old uses a walker. That’s even more reason to show her the world.

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Tour of Boston's Chinatown brings visitors into shops and eateries

Warm, sweet-smelling air hits my face as I step out of the swirling snow and into Ho Yuen, a tiny bakery in Boston's Chinatown. The place is packed with locals ordering their morning favorites -- and ...

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Impulsive Traveler: Danvers, Mass., where the 17th-century witch hunt actually started

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All that remains of the old Salem Village Parsonage is a small stone foundation, and I'm standing in ...

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The Impulsive Traveler: Minneapolis, beyond Mary Tyler Moore

The stalls of specialty groceries, international arts and crafts and prepared food seemed to be laid out randomly inside the eclectic market. My husband, Brian, and I spent a little too much time circ...

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The Impulsive Traveler: The small university museums of Cambridge rival Boston's big galleries

A three-dimensional dog pops out at me from the wall, so lifelike that I expect it to start barking at any moment. Behind me, my mother is holding my 16-month-old daughter, Chloe, who's staring at a w...

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Under Edinburgh, a Hidden World of Plague and Passageways

By Alexandra Pecci. Special to The Washington Post Sunday, October 18, 2009. My eyes struggled to adjust to the dimming light as we descended below ......

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The Impulsive Traveler: Getting a new perspective on gritty Manchester, N.H.

The Impulsive Traveler visits Manchester, N.H., and discovers that it has a strange attraction of its own....