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Short Passages: Look Where I’ve Been

As you know, I sometimes wander away from A Traveler’s Library, and appear on somebody else’s website. I have three I want to tell you about today, and hope you’ll enjoy my wanderings.

Old Smoky Moonshine Holler

In Tennessee, I discovered that Moonshine has come out of the woods. At Perceptive Travel, I relate surprising things I learned about the traditions of Moonshine whiskey when I visited Gatlinsburg, Tennessee. You’ll see a whole bunch of my Tennessee pictures there, too.

I am still amazed to learn how popular this stuff is. Moonshine is so trendy that Discovery Channel has just completed Season Two of a show called Moonshiners!! So do come over to Perceptive Travel and see what I learned in Tennessee.

Semana Santa, Spain
Young marchers in a Semana Santa procession

The site Travel Freak.net (not to be confused with .com, which is a whole different place) invited me to share my experiences in Spain during Semana Santa. I was not only in the best city for Holy Week, I was at the best processional, on the most important night, watching the most beloved figure of a the Virgin during that week of 60 or so processions in Seville.  When people ask about my most memorable experience, this one definitely is on the list. Learn how you can have this amazing experience. (By the way, we had a camera mishap while in Spain, so what you’ll see at Travel Freak.net, are gorgeous photos used with the permission of other photographers. The one here is mine, from another town in Spain.) [UPDATE: Sorry, but that story seems not to be available any more]

Finally, I shared ten tips on visiting my home town of Tucson here last week, but it is now also available at Knok.com, the homeswapping site. Although you may have already read my ten tips, if you’re thinking of looking into home swapping, you’ll have to go to Knok to see what’s available in Tucson.

THIS JUST IN: So proud to say A Traveler’s Library has been featured and recommended at Janet Given’s site. Take a look.



Perfect Day of Time Travel in Tucson Arizona

Tucson Sky, 2011
Tucson Sky

Sometimes your perfect city lies right outside your door. That can be true whether you’re staying at home or you are taking advantage of a slow travel option like house sitting or home swapping. ( If you’re new to house sitting, click here to visit Hecktic Travels.) Home swapping is another fast-growing option that we’re considering  for a future trip, and that is why we agreed to do this article for Knok.com, the home swapping people.

We think everyone should put Tucson Arizona on their list of places to see some time in their life. Why? Let’s say you have decided to visit one of the oldest cities in the United States to soak up some historic ambiance and you love the great outdoors. And did you want a city with excellent dining choices and lots of cultural activities?  That’s Tucson. Continue reading Perfect Day of Time Travel in Tucson Arizona