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Home Planet mid-life travel archive

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

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

SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

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

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

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

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

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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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

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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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013

Travel: Tips for Women Who Travel Alone 

I have a friend about to depart on a month-long solo trip to Paris. She’s excited and a bit nervous about striking out on her own, but exhilarated by the freedom to finally do what she wants. The number of women choosing to travel alone...

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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.