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Home Planet archive for March 2013


Travel: Home Cooking

The routine is always the same. I walk into our kitchen, a place that is deeply familiar and filled with all the pleasant associations of my family, and I pull out everything I will need. Methodically, listening to the radio or letting my mind wander,...

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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Travel: Don't Miss Beautiful Bruges

There are many reasons that Bruges is always on the must-see list for tourists visiting Belgium. Walking down the narrow streets and across the arching bridges of Bruges, it’s easy to fall into the trap of appreciating the city for its beauty alone. And Bruges...

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Travel: Tips for Women Who Travel Alone 

I have a friend about to depart on a month-long solo trip to Paris. She’s excited and a bit nervous about striking out on her own, but exhilarated by the freedom to finally do what she wants. The number of women choosing to travel alone...

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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

Travel: Searching for the Perfect Suitcase

I don’t want much. I just want the perfect suitcase. I spend hours looking at suitcases and duffles and carry-on bags. I shop online, in department stores and at specialty shops. I read reviews and ask my friends for recommendations. I weigh the merits of...

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MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

View of the Kauai coast

Travel: Celebrating Springtime On Kauai

When I arrived in the Northwest in the late 1990s, one of the first pieces of advice someone gave me was to find a way to enjoy the long winters, like taking up skiing--downhill or cross-country--or snowshoeing. The point was to embrace it, not simply...

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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.

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