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Maui and Kauai: Traveling with a New Companion – My Droid Maxx (with Panorama!)

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ShareI am decidedly UNtech-y, but oh so photo trigger happy.  It is the camera feature of my new phone that I wanted to try out and continue to do so. Of course I broke it in on my recent Hawaii trip.   Here are some of my favorite snapshots so far!     The roads […]

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Interactive Travel: When in Rome…What Would You Suggest I Do?

Thumbnail image for Interactive Travel: When in Rome…What Would You Suggest I Do? by Gina "SuuperG" Stark September 2, 2013 Interactive Travel

ShareSo I’m traveling again, as is evidenced by the lack of blog postings. [insert sheepish grin here]. One would think the result would be more blog posts but my whirlwind trip through Germany was so non-stop I was lucky to find time to share some photos on Instagram!   In one day I’ve already stumbled […]

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First Date: Toledo, Spain

Thumbnail image for First Date: Toledo, Spain by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 21, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareOn my first stay in Spain, over twenty years ago, I was living at my friend’s flat in Madrid, only a quick jaunt to Toledo by car and an easy 35-minute train ride from the Atocha station.  In those summer days of teen-hood, my friend and I were more intent on savoring and sampling the […]

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Tongue-in-Cheeky Travel Tip: Have a Moment with a Monument

Thumbnail image for Tongue-in-Cheeky Travel Tip: Have a Moment with a Monument by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 2, 2013 Travel and Adventures

Share    Travel is such an individual experience and I’m reluctant to dole out too many “should”s about it, but I have another important “tongue-in-cheeky” travel tip I’d like to share. Well, it’s more a recommendation:     Have a moment with a monument. It took more than a few moments for them to be […]

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White Sands (in My Pants?): A National Monument au Natural

Thumbnail image for White Sands (in My Pants?): A National Monument au Natural by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 25, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareStory contributed by Fred Briggs:   White Sands is one of my favorite National Parks. I love the three-color universe there; blue sky, black mountains and ultra white sand. A couple of years ago, I was driving alone through New Mexico, returning from visiting my brother in Texas. It was a beautiful late fall day […]

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Rab, Croatia: Boating, Belly Dancing and Beyond

Thumbnail image for Rab, Croatia: Boating, Belly Dancing and Beyond by Gina "SuuperG" Stark February 20, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareAlready I can tell I will love Rab, both the name of the island and the town where we sail into the marina we’ll call home for two nights. As small and quaint as it is, Rab boasts no less than four bold stone towers, all visible from our approach. Once docked, we all head […]

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#FriFotos Gelato Under the Arches – Bologna, Italy

Thumbnail image for #FriFotos Gelato Under the Arches – Bologna, Italy by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 14, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareSo lovely you almost can’t touch it. Almost. Sweets! Somehow when we’re traveling we justify calorie-laden, creamy, rich indulgences more than when we’re in our home routine.  Perhaps because we walk miles a day, performing industrial level sight-seeing.  Either way, I had no qualms when I delved into this, the first gelato sampling of my […]

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#FriFoto – A Vintage Cyclist at Historical Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan

Thumbnail image for #FriFoto – A Vintage Cyclist at Historical Greenfield Village, Dearborn Michigan by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 7, 2012 Travel and Adventures

Share  I captured this talented old-time cyclist at the Greenfield Village museum and grounds, adjacent to the Henry Ford Museum where I visited this past summer. I spent hours meandering through important historical buildings collected and preserved here and brought to life by dozens of dedicated volunteers who populate the grounds and structures, educating guests […]

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Oh My Gaudi! Being Broadsided by Casa Batllo in Barcelona

Thumbnail image for Oh My Gaudi! Being Broadsided by Casa Batllo in Barcelona by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 18, 2012 Travel and Adventures

Share    I didn’t think I would like Gaudi.  In fact, from what I had seen, I thought his creations were flamboyant, showy and, well…gaudy.  Thank goodness it rained that fateful day in Spain. I was in Barcelona and, being the dutiful tourist, I of course was going to mark off having visited the obligatory […]

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Beautiful Bologna – Part II in Photos

Thumbnail image for Beautiful Bologna – Part II in Photos by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 2, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareThe way I see it; if I post a gallery of photos from my recent sojourn in Bologna and I call it “Part I”, I’m pretty much committed to producing a ‘Part II’.  Trust me, this task is not taxing as sorting through the photos of my Blogville adventures is wonderfully wistful.  Bologna, perfectly and […]

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Florence, Italy: Spooning the Duomo

Thumbnail image for Florence, Italy: Spooning the Duomo by Gina "SuuperG" Stark September 12, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareI arrive late to Florence, lugging my aptly named LUGGage behind me through the bustling train station. My first time here, I’m assured my hotel is in walking distance. Do people take in to account the fact you are hauling 60 plus pounds of luggage, laptops and cameras when they insist such things? So, I […]

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Novice Navigation: 9 Why-Didnt-I-Think-of-That Travel Tips for Getting Around Soundly

Thumbnail image for Novice Navigation: 9 Why-Didnt-I-Think-of-That Travel Tips for Getting Around Soundly by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 3, 2012 Travel and Adventures

ShareGetting lost is only fun in music, food, thought, dance and conversation. Not as much in a foreign land where you may not speak the language and you’re desperate to make the departure for the matchmaking tour bus in Spain! (Yes, there really is such a tour.) “Not until we are lost do we begin […]

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