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FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 2014

SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 2014

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 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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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

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

Travel: Scenes from an Airport

After I’ve run the security gauntlet, after I’ve shown my ID, after I’ve exposed the contents of my bag to whoever is manning the scanner, after I’ve emptied my pockets and made my way through, the world shrinks to the faces and voices I hear...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Martina McBride performs on the Carnival Ecstasy as part of the Carnival Live concert series. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Sail for a Song with Carnival Live

(Photo: Martina McBride performs on the Carnival Ecstasy.) A few days away from work, escaping the usual family obligations and the routine of the daily grind, can quickly recharge our emotional batteries. There’s no better way to get some much-needed time with your spouse or...

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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. 23, 2014

Granite sculptures by Gustave Vigeland at Oslo's Vigeland Sculpture Garden (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Oslo's Vigeland Sculpture Park

There was a soft summer rain falling, but that didn’t keep people away. Tucked under umbrellas, wrapped in raincoats, the crowd--locals and tourists like me--strolled through the main gate of Vigeland Sculpture Park near the center of Oslo, Norway. We all moved down the wide...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 22, 2013

SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013

SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 2013

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

Travel: Sail Away From Winter

We weren’t even on the ship when the party started. I was still making my way through the embarkation process, listening to piped-in dance music and having a welcome photo made when the 70s dance anthem, I Will Survive filled the air. Almost immediately, one...

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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.