One of the best parts of Travel is the joy of experiencing the beauty of art and culture of other countries. The pictures below were found and posted by https://www.instagram.com/kulikovanastya08, who, please forgive me if I’m wrong, is from Ukraine. She has an excellent “eye” for beautiful paintings.
Rule #1. When at the Airport, Don’t mess with TSA. Rarely will a confrontation with TSA staff end well. Don’t try and deceive them or cut corners on the rules. Travel can be challenging enough, so just “play nice”.
Our return from St. Louis marked the end of our 2017 Travels. It’s been an amazing year and I am looking forward to 2018. Our next trip is to Florida in January. In an article dated July 31st, 2017, I broke the numbers down for the first half of our year. I’ll list the numbers for the second half of the year and then I’ll do a grand total for 2017. We started the second half with a trip to Santa Fe, NM and ended the year in St. Louis, MO.
Clearly the second half of the year was a bit more sedate than the first half.
Here are the combined numbers for Travelinggump.com’s 2017 Travels:
Wishing you Happy Travels and a Wonderful 2018!
As the year draws to a close, I realized we had no travel plans for New Years. The year can’t end this way! 2017 has been an amazing travel year that came in like a lion. A quick check of Hotels and a trip to St Louis was added for the 30th-31st. I’m doing the Marriott Platinum Challenge and St. Louis will make #8 of the needed 9 stays. The St. Louis Marriott Grand and a nice dinner at Mizu Sushi Bar made for a great end to a wonderful year. It’s hard to believe that this time last year, we were in New York on Times Square. I wish everyone the best and blessed 2018 possible and as always, Happy Travels!
If New Orleans were a vegetable, it would be a sweet onion. It’s all about the layers. This amazing city offers to you what you seek. Want a light historical stroll? Fine, no problem. Want to experience more, keep digging and this City will open it’s Soul. But beware, the more layers you peel back, the “deeper” you go and it can be overwhelming. I’m good for about 5 layers of 10. The voodoo and spirits freak me out, yet I just can’t stay away. (Maybe it’s the food). This is definitely a bucket list City!
You can’t go to Memphis without going to Beale Street and you can’t go to Beale Street without going to B.B. Kings for the Worlds best BBQ.
While driving through Kingman, Arizona we are stopped on a side street by a traffic jam. It seems this house is having a “State Sale” and it’s causing quite the fuss. I’m considering putting an offer in for Hawaii or maybe Oregon, if the price is right.
Btw, to the rest of the world, this is called an “Estate Sale”.