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Travel: Escape to the Oregon Coast

During the years when my children were in school, when I was tied to their academic calendar, I wasn’t able to just pick up and go when the mood struck. That kind of freedom didn’t come for another decade. But once a year I would...

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Travel: Vancouver Christmas Market

December in Europe is beautiful and the traditional Christmas markets are a way to experience the best of the holiday season. Of course, it’s not always possible to hop on a plane and cross an ocean. I couldn’t fit it in this year so I...

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 Pittsburgh was the first North American city to host The Rubber Duck Project (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Pittsburgh and The Rubber Duck Project

By coincidence, I arrived in Pittsburgh just about the same time a big yellow duck sailed in. A very big duck. The Rubber Duck Project, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, has been in Asia, Europe, South America and Australia, but Pittsburgh--beating out bigger cities...

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

Travel: A Day in Carcassonne, France 

When you first see the medieval walled Cité' of Carcassonne, depending on the direction from which you approach, it can appear unexpectedly on the landscape. Like the magic castle in a storybook. The high stone walls and tall towers wrap ribbonlike around the rocky top...

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

Life: Taking Baby Steps

My granddaughter is suddenly a toddler. Over the last few months we’ve watched her crawl then, almost overnight, put one foot in front of another learning first to walk and then run. Her mother, my daughter, is trained to work with patients with mobility issues...

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MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

Black truffle from Croatia. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Truffle Hunting in Croatia

Our small group, an assortment of travelers from the US, Canada and Germany, gathered as Ivan Karlic, our guide, leashed up Blackie, the sweet, specially trained dog who would sniff out truffles buried at the base of oak trees growing in a small grove on...

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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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