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Posted on October 10th, 2018 by paularath

After leaving the Cotswolds, our painting group packed up our palettes and took a bus ride to Plymouth, in the heart of Cornwall. OK. I must confess I was a little disappointed in what we saw of Cornwall. I am a passionate lover of Masterpiece Theatre’s “Poldark”  on PBS and I expected to see those rugged,
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Posted on October 8th, 2018 by paularath

We spent one day with a private guide who took us through the Cotswolds. We didn’t go to the villages we had already visited when painting (Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and so on), but rather visited villages that were new to us. We found our guide, Anne Martis, through a company called ToursByLocals, and she was exemplary.
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Posted on August 2nd, 2018 by paularath

When we are traveling, people always ask us why on earth we would ever leave Hawaii to visit (insert their home here – Carcassonne, Dublin, Bruges, Buenos Aires, Paros, Pittsburgh- you get my drift) and, yes, there are moments when we ask ourselves the same question. The fact is, we love Honolulu and our little
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Posted on July 23rd, 2018 by paularath

A few months ago, our “last cat,” EleEle, passed away. After living with pet cats for more than 30 years, we committed to being cat-less. It makes our travel plans much more flexible. But I gotta say, it’s been really hard. EleEle, and Scrimshaw before her, have been my constant companions. Scrimmy lived until he
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Posted on July 14th, 2018 by paularath

L.A. designer Leah Redmond, creator of GORDON, a fresh new collection based on palaka, did not take a straight path to fashion design. She says she was just a little too local and low key for a career that usually requires a lot of time in the spotlight. “I always felt like if you stood
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