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The Thumbnail Traveler · 3h ago

MONDAY MONDAY

Good morning. It's Monday. Time to dust yourself off, grab a large coffee and get your week under way. (I'm sorry, somebody has to do it.) COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF, Su...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 2d ago

EAT LOCAL (AND DRINK)

I've been advocating "eat local" for years. It's the best way to learn and understand a culture that might be different than your own. Some places are just a bit more fun than others...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 3d ago

THE FRIDAY MARTINI AND RECIPE

It's the end of the week, and as always we pay respects to our favorite Friday libation, the martini. Adding a new twist (pun intended) with our favorite weekly martini - or other drink -...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 4d ago

END OF SUMMER

The temperatures are dipping and here in the northern hemisphere we're all looking towards months of cool and cold weather, wishing, maybe just for a few days more, we were on the beach wher...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 6d ago

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The Thumbnail Traveler · 6d ago

AWAKE AGAIN

Hello again.  Sorry for the delay. Got back from the trip around the country and the emotional toll of the last two years took, well, its toll. Exhaustion set in. Plus sadness with the ne...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 3W ago

ENOUGH OF THAT! (THE FRIDAY MARTINI)

Enough time off for lazing around after the marathon road trip. Time to get back to the daily posts. Today's Friday, which means it's time for the Friday Martini! The trip added severa...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 3W ago

SCHOOLBELLS

The town of Maggie Valley in North Carolina is rife with "photo opps". A small schoolhouse building set aside as an historic site. Just alongside the road, as if it's completely new and m...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 4W ago

Checking Back In

You may, quite rightly, wonder where I've gone. After the first leg of the trip we ran into bandwidth issues. Then *I* ran into bandwidth issues, metaphorically speaking. After eight hour...
The Thumbnail Traveler · 1M ago

FINAL TALLIES

We're back from the journey, and below are the respective tallies. I'll be doing a much more comprehensive workup using high-resolution photographs which I took along the way, but for now, h...