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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

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

Fri., July 19, 2013, 2:09 p.m.

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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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

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Wed., July 10, 2013, 9:11 a.m.

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)

Mon., July 1, 2013, 8:03 a.m.

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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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

Wed., May 8, 2013, 9:40 a.m.

Travel: Five Tips for Travel with Teens 

Packing up the kids for a family road trip is one thing, but flying off to Europe with a teen is a totally different experience. With a little planning and patience you can share a travel experience that you’ll both cherish. Here are five tips...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

Tue., April 30, 2013, 9:38 a.m.

Travel: Fighting for Space on Crowded Flights 

I followed the thread of passengers though the 737 to my aisle seat. The man sitting in what my boarding pass indicated was my seat was a friendly giant. He was huge in that former-college-linebacker-who-has-put-on-a-lot-of-weight way, and he smiled up at me while I stood...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

Tue., April 23, 2013, 4:54 p.m.

Travel: Technology and Family Ties

If I’d known then what I know now, it would have been no surprise that three of my four children came into the world after waking me up from a sound sleep. (The fourth missed out only because we beat her to the punch and...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

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Tue., April 16, 2013, 9:55 p.m.

Travel: Kicking the Bucket List

So often when the subject of travel comes up, someone will invariably mention their 'bucket list.' They will talk about a city or continent, a monument or some kind of natural wonder or even an event they want to see before they die. Before, as...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

Apartment building, Rue le Littre, Paris. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Thu., April 11, 2013, 10:55 a.m.

Travel: A Room with a View

There is a house down the street from where I live and I often pass it on my afternoon walks through the neighborhood. It is a small white house, a classic Cape Cod, probably built in the lean years before the second World War. There...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Wed., March 27, 2013, 3:23 p.m.

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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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.