How to discover the world while driving through Maine

How to discover the world while driving through Maine

Discover the world in the state where you spent most of your life. It can surprise you A year ago at this time, I had already been to Cuba and Portugal and was looking forward to a week in Venice. I feel a need to discover the world. Today, my travel list seems empty....
Reminiscing about vacations past, dreaming of the future

Reminiscing about vacations past, dreaming of the future

Memories of vacations past fill our dinner conversations “My favorite city is Venice and my favorite country is Greece.” So said my 17-year-old grandson Phinneus Lucy. He and his mother, my daughter, Laura Cummings, and I sit around reminiscing about vacations past...
Can a COVID-19 staycation fulfill my travel dreams

Can a COVID-19 staycation fulfill my travel dreams

If I can’t travel during a COVID-19 staycation how can I dream? Traveling has always been a big part of my life. Last year I traveled to Cuba in February, Portugal in April, and Venice in September. I also took a quick jaunt to Florida in early December. Can I...
You need to learn reasonable airline etiquette

You need to learn reasonable airline etiquette

Do we need to establish airline etiquette? And, will you follow it?  As the airlines squeeze more and more people into less and less space, airline etiquette is more important than ever. Airline passengers need to think about those around them and adjust their actions...
How to see Pearl Harbor — both over and under

How to see Pearl Harbor — both over and under

A veteran’s view of Pearl Harbor from the air after 78 years My cousin Howard Smith, an amateur photographer, posted these photos of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. He planned his recent visit to Hawaii to photograph Pearl Harbor. The spectacular and...