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FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2015

SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015

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Sat., Aug. 29, 2015, 8:39 a.m.

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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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)

Sun., May 11, 2014, 4:12 a.m.

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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Thu., May 8, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

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)

Sun., April 6, 2014, 12:53 p.m.

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, NOV. 10, 2013

SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Mon., March 25, 2013, 1:01 p.m.

Travel: Don't Miss Beautiful Bruges

There are many reasons that Bruges is always on the must-see list for tourists visiting Belgium. Walking down the narrow streets and across the arching bridges of Bruges, it’s easy to fall into the trap of appreciating the city for its beauty alone. And Bruges...

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MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 8:09 a.m.

Travel: Under the Ligurian Olive Tree

We travel to experience the unique culture of another place. We travel to explore history and to broaden our view of the world around us. But I’ve come to realize that there is another benefit to travel. At some moment, usually when we least expect...

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MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013

Wed., Jan. 30, 2013, 11:49 a.m.

Travel: And All the Boys at Sea

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Crossing the deck of the busy cruise ship, on my way to get something for lunch, I noticed a little boy crouched quietly, oblivious to the crowd around him as he bent over his shoe. He’d dropped to fasten the buckle...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, 10:37 a.m.

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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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

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Sat., June 23, 2012, 11:38 p.m.

Still and present in the moment

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The one thing I didn’t have was time. I had more to do than there would be productive hours in the day to allow. I had a thousand words to put onto paper, a house that needed tending to, emails to...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012

Scene from the dining car of the Rocky Mountaineer (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Sun., June 17, 2012, 1:31 a.m.

Train travel brings community experience

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I see a thousand automobiles every day. They’re all around me. They roll down my street in the morning and late at night. They ride in formation in front, beside, or behind me on the highways and freeways. And yet, never...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012

Sat., March 24, 2012, 1:10 a.m.

The Things That Hold Us

In 2004, after writing a series of narrative feature obituaries for The Spokesman-Review, I began to notice how often women in their 70s and 80s--usually the surviving spouse--mentioned their service or work in a “Rosie the Riveter” type of job during World War II. Intrigued,...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2012

Sun., Feb. 19, 2012, 2:50 p.m.

Bless This Bread

This morning, at Chaps, one of my family's favorite places for Sunday brunch, I noticed a young family sitting at the table beside us. Three young boys and their parents. The mother and father had their hands full with the two younger children, one just...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2011

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Sat., Dec. 31, 2011, 8:52 p.m.

Facing the New Year with Optimism

We sat around the table at a downtown restaurant, a group of women all well into middle age and beyond, savoring a few easy minutes in the final crazed days of the holiday season. Looking around, it occurred to me the eight of us would...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011

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Wed., Nov. 23, 2011, 11:43 p.m.

There Are None So Blind

This is a repost of one of my favorite columns. I recorded it for Spokane Public Radio several years ago and it is available on Public Radio Exchange. This year, the audio essay was broadcast by Delta College Public Radio in Michigan. November 22, 2004...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011

Thu., Oct. 27, 2011, 10:37 p.m.

Disney Tricked Me With a Treat 

Not that there’s ever been any shortage of evidence, but my three older children now have solid proof that we love the youngest more. By their standards, of course. When I was raising my three older children, three little stairsteps born in just under six...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2011

Sun., Sept. 25, 2011, 1:43 p.m.

The Green Grass of Home

When I was in my mid-20s, I spent a summer in New York City working and studying. I immediately fell in love with the city and found my pulse danced to the constant rhythm of traffic and people; to a compact space filled with people...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

Sun., June 5, 2011, 8:53 a.m.

Charmed Pillows and Sweet Dreams

I brought the sheets and pillowcases in from the clothesline, stiffened by the wind and still warm from the late afternoon sun. Before I folded each piece, I buried my face in the fabric and breathed deeply. Who doesn’t love that smell? Like sunlight spun...

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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.