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Auxerre on the Nivernais

Continuing our tour of the Nivernais Canal, we floated into Auxerre – the fourth largest city in Burgundy.  

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Friday Video Diversion

Sometimes the weekend can’t come soon enough. Maybe you need a little diversion before getting to today’s task. As a balm to your week long blues I offer you two funny wine videos from Paso Robles that were submitted to Wine Spectators Yearly Video Contest.  These are clever and fun and wine geeky.  Maybe you should enjoy a … Continue reading »

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A photo tour of fine Southern sights

As we left New Orleans and traveled the coast we attempted to stay as close to the water as possbile. We visited barrier islands and grand southern cities such as Savannah and Charleston. Here are a dozen images from America’s deep south .

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An unexpected neighborhood tour of New Orleans

I’ve never been to New Orleans and we really were not here to see the city. We had a morning to catch a quick glance before heading over to Biloxi, Mississippi to see a sailboat that was for sale. All I wanted was to see the French quarter and part of the city, just to … Continue reading »

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Desert Oasis

Looking at the map as we set our course from Truth or Consequences, NM we saw a state park along Interstate 10 in the heart of West Texas around the town of Balmorhea. West Texas is big, hilly and dry. The countryside is creosote and prickly pear cactus that climb up and down dry dusty … Continue reading »

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Broken down in Oklahoma

Travel isn’t without risks.  But few things are.  If you aren’t willing to take risks then you’ll never (enter any word you like here, such as start a business, see interesting places, love, eat, laugh and learn). Our trip hit a bit of a snag yesterday when we were about 10 miles onto the Will … Continue reading »

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Adventure Bound

About ten years ago, on the Travel Channel, there was a show called Adventure Bound with Alby Mangels.  Alby is the original Australian wild man.  He always seemed to be doing crazy things on land and sea.  His program was pure vicarious travel – and I loved it. Tomorrow Sara and I are off on … Continue reading »

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Solstice, Antarctica & Webcams

Summer solstice, 1995, I spent the night in Antarctica in an ice cave that I built with my fellow survival school classmates.  The policy was that if you were going to winter-over on the ice, you had to go to survival school.  You had to learn how to build an ice cave, how to start … Continue reading »

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Doors of France Part III

This is the last Part of the Doors of France series. If you’ve enjoyed this series “Like” Savvy Nomad to add us to your Facebook Newsfeed.

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Eating Through France on $31 a day?

Looking over the receipts from my trip to France last September I was surprised to find that eating in France wasn’t as expensive as I thought it might be. Three friends and I spent 10 days in France: 2 days in Paris and 8 days along the Canal du Midi on a rented canal boat. … Continue reading »

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