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SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

Passengers leaving Cozumel take the water taxi back to the Carnival Sunshine. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Cruise: Fedoras and Flying Fish

We’d spent the day on an island off the coast of Cozumel, lying in the sun, walking the beach, sipping drinks-- all the kinds of things you do on that kind of vacation-- until the water taxi arrived in the late afternoon to take us...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013

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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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

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

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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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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MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011

An early October snowfall dusts the mountains outside Banff, Alberta. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Winter is Waiting

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I had a few October days to myself so I spent them in the little town of Banff, in Alberta, Canada. While there, it was impossible not to catch the energy of autumn, flagged by the flashing gold of the aspen...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Statue of Johann Sebastian Bach at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Leipzig: Back to Bach

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The day before I left Spokane and caught an early flight to Germany, the weather was wet and cold. More like late winter than late spring. Everywhere I went people were grumbling about the rain. “Sorry you have to be out...

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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.