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Entries Tagged as 'Road Less Travelled'

When Pigs Take Flight

January 31st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Road Less Travelled

Shelley Buck’s sudden  introduction to recycling during her visit to Goa turns out to be unexpectedly intimate. By the time I arrive in Goa, my eyeballs are creamy again and my skin color’s no longer yellow, but I am still weak after the bout with food-borne hepatitis. A quiet stay in Goa—known for its broad […]

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Road Trip to the War Gods

August 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Books, New Age, Road Less Travelled

Following the journey of her characters, novelist Margaret C. Murray prepared for final editing of her newest book by making a road trek to the principal settings in New Mexico and Colorado where the novel’s events of magical realism take place. What she discovered there deepened her understanding of the ancient native peoples she writes […]

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Taking the Dracula Trail

October 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Road Less Travelled

Inspired by a visit to Whitby, England, site of the burial of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, author Steven P. Unger set out to trace the footsteps of the fictional vampire’s real-life bloodthirsty counterpart, Vlad the Impaler. Unger’s quest, naturally, took him to the mountains of southern Romania and to Transylvania. The […]

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January 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Adventure, Road Less Travelled

Novelist Margaret C. Murray returned in December from a journey to South Africa. The things she brought back will not fit in any backpack or suitcase. I just returned from a trip to South Africa with my two sons. I wish I could do it over again, not to change anything or do it differently, […]

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A Cowtown Hula

November 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Road Less Travelled, Time and Place

 On a visit to Hawaii’s Big Island during a recent recession, Shelley Buck learns it’s not necessary to buy a luau show ticket in order to experience the hula. Forget the bare lava fields, palm trees, and rain forest. On a flattish area of the Big Island of Hawaii, just to the northwest of mist-shrouded […]

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