After two days in Zurich and two more in Lucerne we’d boarded the AmaSerena in Basel, and that’s where I set aside such things as days of the week.
TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2016
FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2015
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is the only one of its kind in the nation. It is the repository of stories, photos, artifacts and ephemera of the era and I have been researching the stories of the men and women who served in the Great War, some involved for years before the United States officially entered.
Home to Pennsylvania’s tallest mountain and deepest river gorge, the Laurel Highlands region is an area filled with history and culture and is especially beautiful in the fall.
THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2015
The Nashville Flea Market is considered one of the top markets in the country, with good reason. Around since the mid-1960s and still going strong, the monthly market, with multiple buildings and acres of outdoor booths, is one of the biggest in the country, drawing...
FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2015
As the whales prepared for their migration to Hawaii, we got to know one another again. I stole glances at her as she put the binoculars to her eyes to scan the surface of the sea. I saw later that she’d taken photos of me when I wasn’t aware.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2015
SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015
The city of Milwaukee’s past is storied and diverse. Long known for its German heritage and beer-brewing legacy, and the pale brick buildings which gave it the “Cream City” nickname, the once-industrial hub has become a vibrant, culturally diverse destination that reflects the best of MidWest hospitality and contemporary urban sophistication.
TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2015
At Warm Springs Inn I am only three hours from my own front door but I feel as though I am a world away from the work and worry I left behind as we drove away.
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
Of all the photos I’ve brought home from my travels, the watery image my camera produced without any filters or manipulation on my part, is one of my favorites. I’d somehow managed to capture exactly what I experienced: a you-had-to-be-there moment in a beautiful city with a rich, dramatic, and poetic history.
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
The first big trucks rolled down the street while I was pouring a cup of coffee and within minutes the rumbling began. The sound of crashing and falling debris grew louder and I looked out the window to see my neighbors standing on porches and sidewalks. Curious, I stepped out as well.
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
On the night I attended “Untamed Antarctica,” the final program in WestCoast Entertainment’s premier season of the National Geographic Live! series, I settled into my seat expecting something close to the classic travelogue: a big screen, canned music and the detached voice of a narrator describing places I’ve never been.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015
Reims, the beautiful city that sits in the heart of France's Champagne district, is home to more than just fine wine. Its ancient chalk caves offer permanent reminders of life from Roman times to World War One.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2014
The stereotype of the avid birdwatcher is classic: a well-equipped enthusiast wearing the latest outdoor gear, carrying the biggest lens, peering into the trees through the most expensive binoculars, traveling to all the most exotic corners of the globe to be able to check another...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014
They are one of the first signs of the holiday season: bright red cranberries in a sauce or compote on the Thanksgiving table. Sometimes they’re part of the centerpiece or decorations and they’re there all the way through Christmas. It used to be that when...
MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014
Every year, usually some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I bring out all the good stuff. I put out an assortment of foods I’ve picked up as I traveled in the months before and brought home to share with my family. Some years it has...
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2014
SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 2014
I had a lot of miles ahead of me. I was about to depart on a 3-week solo itinerary that would take me from the Northwest to Paris to New York City to a cruise along the New England coast before coming home in mid-October....
MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014
Several weeks ago my daughter, a marine geologist who works off-shore assignments around the world, left for a 6am flight out of Spokane. It was the first of leg of a grueling multi-flight journey that would end when she arrived in Italy late the following...
SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014
We spent an October weekend at Walt Disney World several years ago, and every year around this time I wish we were back. Fall is a great time to visit Disney World or Disneyland, and it’s especially fun if you are in the park after-hours...
Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement. Cheryl-Anne is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country.