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Travel Tales Monthly

It’s an ‘ebook of the month’ periodical of simply great travel stories and vignettes–10 at a time–from my collection of 10,000 travel tales from nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers whom I’ve interviewed throughout my own world travels to 125 countries over the last five decades.

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Strategic Temper Tantrums

Do They Ever Work?

The Art of Miscommunication!

“I don’t always throw tantrums in my travels, but when I do, they most always work!” . . .

The_most_interesting_man copySuch might have said the world’s most interesting (Dos Equis) man, but, clearly, he doesn’t ever need to throw a tantrum, but some of us might benefit somewhat by doing so.

Here are a few vignettes of mixed success of temper tantrums strategically placed. A couple are outrageous; another may be more on a slow burn, but effective, nonetheless.

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A 3-Day Scenic Washington-Oregon Driving Trip

A 3-Day Scenic Trip through Washington and Oregon

Photo 1 3-Day July WA-OR Trip Map 1

This was a fantastic 3-day driving trip to see Mt. Hood, OR (Day 1), Wallowa Lake and Joseph, OR (Day 2), and the Columbia Gorge, WA (Day 3).

The 900+ mile drive takes you past incredible scenery including rivers, mountains, lakes, high deserts, wind farms, apples, cherries, alfalfa, hay, neat towns, a few interesting cities, deep canyons, lodges and other great places to stay, good food . . . It is, as you might imagine, a LOT of driving, but since there’s so much to take in—so many awesome things for the eyes to see, the long distances don’t seem to matter much. What’s important is what’s around the next corner!

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