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Too Little Time on the Bodensee

En route from the Black Forest to Munich for our flight back home, we stopped in Meersburg on the Bodensee on the final day of our recent vacation in Germany. It was a last-minute decision that added time and kilometers onto our journey, but it was one we did not regret. Instead, we wished we

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Where We Go When It’s Sweltering in Sonoma

It was a hot one last week at our unairconditioned house in the Sonoma wine country, with temperatures several degrees north of 100. The heat was making us all cranky and lethargic, my daughters bickering while I tried unsuccessfully to write, sweat pooling in the small of my back and dampening my forehead. Even our

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Ithaca is Gorges, Cornell & More

It’s amazing how much there is to see and do in Ithaca, New York, and how relatively little I saw and did as a Cornell student, busy as I was with my studies and fraternity parties. Last week, while back in Ithaca with my husband (also a Cornell grad) and daughters (future Cornell grads?) for

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Wetter Than Ever in Yosemite

Over the course of California’s current “water year” (measured from October to September) epic amounts of rain and snow have fallen throughout the state, prompting Governor Jerry Brown¬†to declare¬†an official end to California’s five-year drought on April 7. In the northern Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite National Park, this has been the wettest water year on

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