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SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Milwaukee in a Weekend

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.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2015

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015

A solo drive over the foggy Golden Gate Bridge is a good way to reflect on travel in general. (Francesco Carucci / Istockphoto)

A bridge from here to there

The tall, cathedral-like arches of the Golden Gate Bridge loomed ahead as I followed the line of cars in front of me. The day was overcast and traffic was shrouded in fog, draped in the mist blowing in from the bay.

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

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Travel: Not Quite Midnight in Paris

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.

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015


The demolition of an older house left many neighbors sad but some were also hopeful about the property’s next adventure.  (Image provided by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Breaking ground on a new story

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.

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SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015

SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015

A good thing about travel is that it can make us appreciate what we have at home even more. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Why we go when we go

I said I was going to stay home more this year and so far I haven’t been anywhere. But, of course, assignments I hadn’t anticipated are tempting me to a few places I haven’t seen before. So I have travel on my mind.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2014

A Great Kiskadee sings near a feeding station in Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park near McAllen, Texas. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Birding in McAllen, Texas

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...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014

MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2014

SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 2014

MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2014

Remembrance: Gold Star Mother's Day

His story was not uncommon but that only increases its bittersweet quality. In late September, 1918, just weeks before the end of the Great War that had decimated parts of France and Belgium and effectively destroyed an entire generation of men in Europe, Sergeant Headley...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 21, 2014

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: 5 tips for hotel freebies

Most hotel rooms come with a few amenities, things like tiny bottles of shampoo, scented soap, a shower cap, a miniature sewing kit and occasionally some fragrant shower gel or body wash. But, because travel always seems to bring unexpected complications, I’ve learned how to...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

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SUNDAY, AUG. 17, 2014

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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