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About simpletravelourway

Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.

The disorienting speed of abandoning slow travel

We prefer to travel slowly. When we take a road trip, we try to stay awhile to enjoy interesting places along the way. We don’t drive every day, and, when we do drive, we restrict our driving time to just … Continue reading

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Trapped in an airport with a camera for distraction

We thought we were so smart getting to the airport early. No crowds at check-in or security. We like Portland’s airport – PDX – so we purposefully took a long walk through the terminal before our flight, browsing in shops, … Continue reading

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Photography: tidying up

We believe in tidying up – and that includes our photo library. But, oh, what a time-consuming task that is! We take a LOT of photos as we endlessly travel. If we don’t keep the photo library under at least … Continue reading

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The (not so) deep sleep

We landed in Portland, Oregon, and it’s here that we’ll spend the first weeks of winter. Days of shortest daylight…Days of damp cold. We tried to stay cozy and warm in our little place, but every day we roused ourselves, … Continue reading

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What we did while our flight took off without us

Would you be surprised to know one of our best travel days ever was in Madrid – and caused us to miss our flight back to the U.S.? We’ll take a break from more recent events to tell you what … Continue reading

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A family tradition passed on

We exchanged gifts every year with family, but there came a year when it was obvious to all – do we need all these gifts? And why are we still doing this? We were middle-aged, long past needing extra things … Continue reading

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Time for a relaxing walk through the park

Does anyone besides us sometimes feel that sightseeing can become overwhelming and what’s needed is to take a step back – a BIG step back? We had visited three great sites in three days, and it was time to take … Continue reading

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