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Destinations Europe Short Stories

Tournon Lamastre, A Steam Railroad In France

Going Back In Time In southeastern France in the Rhone valley you’ll find the Tournon Lamastre Steam Railroad line. It features open-air cars (in the warm months), beautifully restored old steam engines and incredible scenery. About 125 miles north of the city of Avignon along the Rhône River in southern France is Doux Gorges, located […]

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Europe Short Stories

Searching For Kürtőskalács In Budapest – An Update 2022

Kürtőskalács In Budapest A Short Story Budapest is probably one of the World’s most underappreciated cities. In Europe we’ve spent time to Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, and more and we would put Budapest near the top of our list. It has incredible cityscapes and gardens and a walk along the Danube at night […]

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Europe Odds n' Ends Short Stories

Hell Squared In Hungary

We’ve done a great deal of traveling with a fair amount in third world countries and maybe it’s that I’m getting older but the past 24 hours have come near to hellish. We planned this trip to start in the Balkans with the first half ending in Budapest. The plan next had us taking a […]

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Europe Short Stories

Fireworks Bastille Day In Paris

A Short Story Traveling And An Unexpected Bastille Day We had been traveling through southern France for a week and intended to finish with a few days in Paris since that was where we would catch our flight home. When we planned this trip we hadn’t realized that July 14th was Bastille Day. When we […]

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America Short Stories Stories & Reviews Index

Sitting On A Dock At Sunset Eating Seafood

A Short Story with a Few reviews We’ve lived in Florida for over 4o years and I love this state. I spent much of my life either on the sea or under it and if you’re a water person there’s no better place to be. Beaches, coral reefs, lobsters and for years our favorite getaway […]

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America Short Stories

Mississippi Highways In The Spring

A Short Story Mississippi Odyssey Driving across Mississippi this week I realized that one of the most amazing attractions of the trip was the sides of the highways. In places, the roadsides were literally carpeted in swaths of bright orange-yellow flowers mixed in with deep purple along with patches of bright reds, whites and pale […]

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A Bit Of History Europe Short Stories

Love Locks A Pledge Of Love

Is It A Statement of Love or Vandalism? A SHORT STORY We weren’t aware of love locks before about a decade ago but recently as we travel we often come across collections of padlocks attached to bridges, fences and other public structures. It wasn’t difficult to figure out what was going on by all the […]

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America Short Stories

A Scary Road In Utah

A Short Story Utah’s Hogsback on Route 12 Recently we spent a couple of weeks checking off items on our bucket list in the National Parks of Utah. We rented a car in Salt Lake City, toured the parks and dropped off the car in Las Vegas. After leaving Capital Reef National Park one afternoon […]

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America Short Stories

Buying Salmon In Alaska

A Short Story Recently (pre Covid) we were on an end of season cruise in Alaska that was to be followed by a cruise down the California coast. Near the end of the Alaska itinerary the cruise ship was liquidating all the smoked and canned salmon in their gift shop. Generally the cruise ports in […]

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Short Stories Tips & Tech

TSA Beware That Cute Sequined Top

A Cautionary Tale My wife has a sequined top that she has worn while traveling a few times. There isn’t anything really metallic in the sequins and it has made its way through a number of airport metal detectors. But on a recent trip all hell seemed to break out over this top. While we […]