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Downtown Nashville


Last weekend I had a lovely dinner with friends at Pinewood Social here in Nashville. Now these are some girls who I really love. Kind, caring, no egos or pretensions. My favorite kind of people. They also happen to be shutterbugs like me so we decided to play tourist in our own town and photograph downtown Nashville […]

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The Catbird Seat Nashville


If you’re a Nashvillian, you’ve probably overheard at least once or twice in the past two years, in whispered tones, fellow locals utter nefarious-sounding statements like, “So, did you get them?” or “I’ll do or pay whatever, just get me some.” These conversations are not happening on street corners. They’re happening in churches, schools and […]

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CYC(cle)-Seeing Nashville


In the post By Land, By Sea, By Pedal, I extolled the virtues of sight-seeing on the bicycle. It’s one of my favorite ways to explore a destination. So much, in fact, that I feel it deserves its very own, special call sign, CYC-Seeing. (Trademark pending, of course!) Recently, I took the opportunity to CYC-see in my own […]

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Nevis Triathlon


When asked by Greg Phillip, CEO of the Nevis Board of Tourism, while eating breakfast at Nisbet Plantation, what I was doing this November, my immediate response was, “eating turkey.” Fully equipped to serve up an unintentionally goofy answer to most questions, I realized that he probably had no idea what I was talking about, as Thanksgiving […]

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The Inns of Nevis: Nisbet Island Plantation


Nisbet Island Plantation ranks at the top of my list of favorite hotels. With only 36 cottage-style rooms, it feels less like a hotel and more like a beach house that you get to share with friends for the week. I say friends, instead of staff, because that’s what they felt like by the time […]

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Nevis Island


Travel is an education that I am grateful to be able to participate in. I like to think I’m willing to explore just about anywhere and anything. Explorers in history spent fortunes, years and often, all of their luck trying to discover new places, particularly Paradise. In this age of information, all that is required to […]

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Dubai By Day


One of the best decisions I made before leaving for Dubai was to hire a private guide for the first day. Vinod from Dubai Private Tours drove me around the first day to the city’s highlights, introduced me to a life-changing chicken shawarma and taught me how to negotiate in the souks.  Everything in Dubai […]

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Desert Dreams


It is an incongruous notion to think of life when imagining a desert environment. When, in the past, I’ve heard the word desert, I’ve conjured up an image of a vast, empty expanse of nothing but scorched sand. No life. When I’ve pictured in my mind an oasis, my imagination envisioned a tiny version of […]

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Fit In Dubai


Last week I played the role of global nomad in a part of the world where the nomadic lifestyle was lived for thousands of years until the modern way of life settled itself in comfortably on the shores of the Arabian Sea. The opportunity to travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was an […]

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Back To Reality….


….and back to Nashville with an expanded waistline despite a very active vacation. I experienced a fitness first at the Grand Hyatt Spa by participating in a water aerobics class the day we left to come back to Nashville. It was fun, but not that particularly high heart-rate inducing. It was more appropriate for the […]

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