Kitsch and Ketchup Dispensers: A Global at Heart Moment

Ok, here it is – the first official Global at Heart Moments post — my attempt at semi-real-time dispatches “from the field” while I’m traveling. I’m off to a slow start, but here goes… What’s a Global at Heart Moment? In case you need a refresher, my working definition of a “Global at Heart Moment” is “an…

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Norway Roadtrip: A Stop in Undredal

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton This is Undredal, Norway. According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, it has “a population of approximately 100 people and 500 goats.” In June-July 2014, my travel buddies, Mo and Lynn, and I took a road trip through Norway (one of…

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Friendsgiving Travel: A Thanksgiving Alternative

On Thursday, another (American) Thanksgiving will upon us,  and people will be sitting down with their families for the big Turkey Day food and football fest. Every year, however, I seem to get more and more Friendsgiving invitations – the (often lower stress and more fun) alternative to the traditional family Thanksgiving celebration. Now, don’t…

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