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Home Planet archive for Jan. 1, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012

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Travel: Old World Christmas at Elkhart Lake

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) When Christmas comes to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, it is wrapped in a big white tent and filled with music, food, handmade crafts and the ancient tradition of German Advent markets. Osthoff Resort General Manager Lola Roeh spent time in Nuremberg, Germany…

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MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Thomas Jefferson's 'Poplar Forest'

(Thomas Jefferson's 'Poplar Forest' retreat. Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) It is easy to think we know everything there is to know about certain historical figures. Thomas Jefferson, for instance. But even great men have their domestic secrets. On a recent trip to Virginia I drove…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Travel: Back to Memphis 

Some places belong to our deepest memories. They are the source of the sights and sounds and experiences that define us, that make us the into people we become. Because I was born in the Southeast, less than a day’s drive from Great Smoky Mountain…

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

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The Year of the Goo Goo Cluster

The Goo Goo Cluster is 100 years old this month. Anyone who grew up in the South or has spent any time in Nashville (and that includes the airport) will recognize the distinctive package featuring a piece of candy with a big bite missing. The…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012



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Touring Spaceport America 

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) Standing under a blazing sun, on a wide, pristine, concrete runway shooting like an arrow across the high New Mexico desert, it occurred to me that so often travel is about visiting a place where something big happened in the past.…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012

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The urge to fly and the need to nest

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The wind had picked a bit up the night before, sweeping through the tall pine trees, taking with it loose branches and needles, dropping them to the grass below. I noticed something else in the litter on the lawn and as…

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MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

Tallinn, Estonia (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Traveling to Tallinn

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) An acquaintance recently asked where I'd been that had surprised me the most and I didn't hesitate to answer. Tallinn, the beautiful and ancient Estonian city on the edge of the Baltic Sea, was surprising in many ways. Virtually unknown to…

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MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012

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Traveling Mothers

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) My son has been on a boat out on the Pacific for weeks now and every so often a few lines arrive by email. “This has been a great trip,” he writes “The hurricane turned so the seas are not so…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

Photographing the North Sawyer Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord from the deck of the Disney Wonder during a 2012 Alaska cruise. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Seattle to Alaska aboard the Disney Wonder

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) The little boy stood beside the table that held the mini-iceberg, the chunk of ice that had once been a part of the North Sawyer Glacier before breaking away--calving-- and falling with a splash into the Tracy Arm fjord off Alaska’s…

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A memorable feast under the Tuscan sun

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) I have friends who actually plan each meal. Not just at holidays, but all year long. Even in the summer. Even on vacation. They look through magazines and cookbooks and pick a recipe because it excites them, not because it uses…

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FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012

Dancers line up for the midnight quadrille at Vienna's Fête Impériale (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Fête Impériale: Vienna's Summer Ball

(Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) As the newspaper’s former “social” reporter, I’ve been to a lot of parties over the years. Countless times I’ve dressed in an evening gown or little black dress and found my seat at a big banquet table set for eight or…

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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.

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