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Colombian Hospitality: Intro to Bogota

Hospitality Every culture has its own form of hospitality. Some people make us feel at home right away, while for others it takes more time to warm up to new…

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4th of July Celebrations in the US

4th of July, Independence Day In the US, the 4th of July is Independence Day, a day to celebrate freedom. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on…

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North Carolina Roots

On a pleasant May morning, descendants of Ernest Willis gathered not far from the small town of Cashiers, North Carolina to explore a tract of land donated by their ancestor for its…

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Don’t Skip: Adelaide

Intro to Adelaide When asked what cities we’d be visiting in Australia, we mentioned Adelaide as our second stop. A common response was , “Why?” even from Aussies themselves (maybe…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

For this week’s photo challenge I’ve decided to use an image that speaks to the “Changing Seasons of Life”. This photo includes myself, my father and grandfather. We three share the same name so there is a Sr, Jr and III represented here. Enjoy!

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The End of the Line

THIS is exactly what we pictured as the quintessential English countryside.  The last stop on our world trip was the Peak District of England, an area of wild beauty: rolling…

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Edinburgh

With a castle that sits atop a dormant volcano, countless historic places and spaces, Gothic cathedrals, amazing architecture, modern museums and galleries, and ghostly underground vaults, Edinburgh has a lot…

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Scottish Highlands Roadtrip

A dream come true: a trip through the Scottish Highlands, land of several of my ancestors, on both sides of the family. The journey began from Toward, on the Cowal…

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How Now, Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow Maybe it’s the city’s edgy, somewhat radical reputation, maybe it’s the friendly people we met, the history, or maybe all the free museums, but Glasgow was a very welcoming first…

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Family Meeting

“Hello, cousin. It’s lovely to meet you.” The goal of this last leg of our journey is to get an introduction to the UK, connecting with family and friends along…