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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

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

Life: Taking Baby Steps

My granddaughter is suddenly a toddler. Over the last few months we’ve watched her crawl then, almost overnight, put one foot in front of another learning first to walk and then run. Her mother, my daughter, is trained to work with patients with mobility issues…

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MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

Black truffle from Croatia. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Travel: Truffle Hunting in Croatia

Our small group, an assortment of travelers from the US, Canada and Germany, gathered as Ivan Karlic, our guide, leashed up Blackie, the sweet, specially trained dog who would sniff out truffles buried at the base of oak trees growing in a small grove on…

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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

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

Travel: Kicking the Bucket List

So often when the subject of travel comes up, someone will invariably mention their 'bucket list.' They will talk about a city or continent, a monument or some kind of natural wonder or even an event they want to see before they die. Before, as…

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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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TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Travel: Home Cooking

The routine is always the same. I walk into our kitchen, a place that is deeply familiar and filled with all the pleasant associations of my family, and I pull out everything I will need. Methodically, listening to the radio or letting my mind wander,…

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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

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

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

THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013

Travel Brings Couples Closer Together

If you're looking for a way to strengthen your relationship, try hitting the road. Together. According to a survey by the U.S. Travel Association, couples who travel together find more satisfaction. They experience better communication and have longer-lasting relationships. They are more romantic. Today is…

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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.