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Go Lists | Dutchess County, New York

Recently TripAdvisor (a great website for Travelers) announced that ordinary travelers could and should write about their home town areas, and enter a contest, to tell strangers about their own “home town.”  In other words, make a “Go” List. (Have a look at the site, it’s full of travel information Read More…

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The Metaphor of Travel | Millbrook, NY

Travel seems to inspire writers, which is certainly true in my case. And most people keep travel diaries. Or as Charles Nicholl says, in Journeys,“there is nothing like a journey to get people reaching for their pens, if only to write the old lie, ‘wish you were here.’” There are so many books Read More…

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Tribute Gardens | Millbrook, NY

There’s an eighty-five year old story that should be told. Trouble is, the protagonists don’t really want any publicity. It is the history of the Millbrook Tribute Garden, a philanthropic foundation that has quietly beautified Eastern Dutchess County since its inception in 1919.That was the year Read More…

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Looking Back | Millbrook, New York

It doesn’t seem very long ago that I started writing this column for WEEKEND.  I actually started writing for Taconic when the Meserves were the publishers.  Helen, who was a well-known “jack-of-all-trades”, had written a few travelogues for the WEEKEND.  I asked her if I couldn’t try my hand Read More…

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Trouble in Travel | Millbrook, NY

For those of you who think I am the Pollyanna of travel, you’re probably right. I tend to remember only the good things about the trips I’ve taken, sort of like childbirth. My attitude toward life is that of optimist-in-retrospect. Everything seems just great in hindsight. In other words, my travels Read More…

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