Category Archives: Travel Writing

Happy Thanksgiving from Victory & Reseda!

Tweet All of us at Victory & Reseda and our partners and friends want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! If you are traveling today and this weekend, we hope that you are safe, sober, and celebrating this special day … Continue reading

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Commentary: Goodbye, Jumbo

Tweet I have never flown a Boeing 747. Yet, I admired the majesty of the original Jumbo Jet that has been christened the “Queen of The Skies.” One look at one and you wondered what it was like inside of … Continue reading

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Joliet…via Mukwonago: The Road to #MAMA17FR

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I really wanted a vacation… For some, a vacation is a week away from home, going somewhere enjoyable, and doing something relaxing. I should be doing that. I know I have to do that. … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Taking a Day to Revisit Some Great Places

Tweet The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport in Canal Park, Duluth, MN – All photos by Randy Stern The power of social media is where positive statements can be made – and resonate across it. One such statement was made by … Continue reading

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V&R Travel: That Crazy Summer of Upper Midwestern Travel

Tweet Road trippin’- All photos by Randy Stern It was the August of 2009. I remember getting into the office of the job I had for four years and noticed a strange energy around it. About half of the staff … Continue reading

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V&R Travel: Detroit – The Very First Time

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Every year, I try to go to a new destination to visit. Last year was full of exploration within my current home state of Minnesota. I also added Des Moines and the rural parts of Southeastern Iowa and Northeastern Missouri for good measure. This year, aside from further exploration into Minnesota and Wisconsin, I’ve added Detroit as a short weekend stop. Continue reading

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Commentary: The Sacrifice for the Freedom of Movement

Tweet How did we get to this point as a country? I’m sure we got all of the answers available to us. It’s all over social media, the web, traditional electric and print media, too. They range from quiet reflection … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: The Last Train Home

Tweet NOT the last train home… – Photo by Randy Stern Nine years of living in the San Francisco Bay Area taught me a lot. Among the lessons I learned being a Northern Californian involved making the right call when … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Lamenting The Lonely Highway

Tweet Des Moines on a Saturday night. Photo by Randy Stern Sometimes, the romance of the open highway may not be as romantic as I once envisioned. When I was younger, I found myself driving between Southern and Northern California … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Doing Dallas on Earth Day

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern If travel is a challenge – let the games begin! On Earth Day, I partook of a challenge that had been swimming in my head for years. The challenge is to do a day … Continue reading

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