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SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015

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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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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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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2014

SUNDAY, AUG. 17, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014

London's iconic red buses and black taxis move along Piccadilly Road in the heart of the city. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: London in a Weekend

After our June transatlantic crossing on the Cunard Queen Mary 2, we spent an additional three days in London before flying back to Spokane. That’s not a lot of time in one of the world’s most beautiful and historic cities, but with a map, a...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014

Travel: Explore Ann Arbor

If I told you I’d gone to the city to see a few shows, listen to some impressive live music, catch a cutting-edge film festival, spend time in world-class museums, and chow down on an astonishingly diverse and multicultural dining scene including Cuban, Ethiopian, Mexican,...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014

SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

This small monument marks the Arctic Circle. As seen from the deck of the Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Readers Inspired to Cruise Norway

I poured the first cup of coffee of the morning and opened my email. There was the usual flood of messages: personal notes from friends, updates from editors and scattershot public relations pitches. And there was one surprising note. It read: Hello Cheryl-Anne! My sister...

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THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014

AAA Washington President and CEO, Kirk Nelson, board member, Greg Bever, and others formally open the new AAA travel store in Spokane
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New AAA Cruise & Travel Store in Spokane

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/01/04/2977401/aaa-tries-on-a-new-look-in-tacoma.html#stylink=cpy Today, Greater Spokane Incorporated representatives joined AAA Washington President and CEO, Kirk Nelson, Dale Stedman, past president of the Spokane Inland Automobile Association, board member, Greg Bever, and others in cutting the ribbon to formally open the new state-of-the art AAA...

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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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SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

SUNDAY, FEB. 16, 2014

FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 3, 2014

SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

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Travel: Winter is Wine Time in Healdsburg

Winter seems to have faltered in the Inland Northwest this year, bringing weeks of freezing fog but little snow to the region. So, when a trip to Sonoma County, California was suggested, I didn’t think twice. I’ve been hearing about Healdsburg, the small city in...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014

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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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 2013

SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013

 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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SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013

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.