Category Archives: Travel Writing

Travelogue: What’s Your Next Spring Road Trip?

TweetSpring is a relative concept, isn’t it? At least here in Minnesota, it seems to be a bit bipolar. However, one can be optimistic. The temperatures are up. The ice is melting. If abated, it has not caused major flooding … Continue reading

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Travelogue: “Self-Care” Gone…Almost to Plan

Tweet“Self-care” maybe a fashionable term for “finding ways to take care of yourself – even if means spending some money to do so.” It is part of a much larger conversation about emotional/behavioral/mental health. Before I was born, it was … Continue reading

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Quickies: It Is Now Time for “Rental Car Roulette!”

TweetLet’s play a game of “rental car roulette!” Let me explain a bit of history before we dive into this game. In the time prior to receiving vehicles from the OEMs for the reviews you have read on this site, … Continue reading

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Travelogue: The 2019 Day Trip Challenge – The Winter Edition

TweetEarly Saturday morning. It’s dark outside. Even as we past the Winter Equinox last month with the promise of longer daytime hours, I still end up fumbling in the dark. A good night’s sleep at a downtown Minneapolis hotel helped. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Non-Business Trips of All Time

TweetYou probably guess that this is yet another travel-related piece… Well, the theme of this month in V&R has been travel. You probably found that a lot of this month’s content is centered on this subject through this month’s historiography … Continue reading

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MSP: The Home Airport Advantage

TweetHow do you feel about your home airport? It is a place that should be very familiar to you. You know how to get there, you know when to check in to which airport at the terminal you need to … Continue reading

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Historiography: Riding The Rails

Tweet“There’s something about a train that’s magic.” This was the first line from a jingle that encouraged travelers to ride the rails on Amtrak – the passenger rail service that traverses the USA. Amtrak had its ups and downs since … Continue reading

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Commentary: Traveling With Your Emotional Support [Fill in the Blank]

TweetYou have a what? And, you’re taking that on the plane?!? What prompted those questions was my last trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. I was picking up my roommate from her flight from San Francisco. In the baggage claim … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2019

TweetWelcome to 2019! We hope you made it through the New Year unscathed. Our headquarters had its share of strange weather through the holidays. We had snow, then rain, more snow, icy conditions, a brief warmup, then more snow, and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Good-Bye 2018!

TweetThe end of the year. How do you quantify that fact? Simple. You look back, celebrate the highlights, bless the low moments, and look forward to the new year. Certainly, V&R had some highlights. We had some successful turns with … Continue reading

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