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Nervous Nellies – Woodland Wonderland in Maine

Nervous Nellies – Woodland Wonderland in Maine

Nervous Nellie’s in Deer Isle, Maine ships homemade jams, jellies, and chutneys but is also a woodland of sculptures by Peter Beerits made from refuse and cast off garbage. If you’re visiting the Acadia region in Maine and looking for an unusual place that offers a fun and memorable experience […]

 
 

Blue Crabs Race at the National Hard Crab Derby – Crisfield, MD

Crabs are loaded for racing at the Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield

Blue Crabs will race on Sunday, September 3rd at the 70th Annual National Hard Crab Derby at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD.     Before I lived 6 miles from Crisfield, I knew about the National Hard Crab Derby.  People from all over the Mid Atlantic region flock to […]

 
 

I Found a Monk on the Sea Glass Beach at Lindisfarne

The Rainbow Arch

I found a small pottery shard that looked like a monk on a sea glass beach at Lindisfarne last month – and I imagined that it was an image of St. Aidan – one of the patron saints of Lindisfarne, and the founder of the first monastic community there. Lindisfarne – […]

 
 

Happy birthday, Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company

Happy birthday, Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company

Happy birthday, Sylvia Beach, founder of Shakespeare & Company created a place for writers at a time when talented – though often needy literary artists came together in Paris searching for support, encouragement, and new opportunities. Shakespeare and Company – on the Left Bank   Sylvia Beach – born in […]

 
 

Burgoyne Christmas Letter 2016

Burgoyne Christmas Letter 2016

December 14, 2016 Merry Christmas from Marion Station, our little remnant of an old railroad town on the Eastern Shore. It’s quiet here, and now that the tourists have gone, I can sometimes drive the seven miles out to the highway without seeing a single car. The only sounds here […]

 
 

Aunt Chi-Chi’s Christmas Crack (bacon crackers)

Aunt Chi-Chi's Christmas Crack - Bacon Crackers

  This most delicious appetizer is made from 3 simple ingredients – brown sugar, bacon and Club crackers. They are a tradition at our house for every Christmas party and they’re so addictive — you can’t stop eating them — my travel hag girlfriends nicknamed it “Christmas Crack.”It doesn’t matter if […]

 
 

Why Hags Love Christmas at Mount Vernon

Why Hags Love Christmas at Mount Vernon

  Travel hags and all females love Christmas at Mount Vernon just like they love cooking shows, fashion, decorating ideas, gardening, celebrating (especially with girlfriends), shopping, chocolate, hot hunky men in uniforms, and listening to a good romantic story. Christmas at Mount Vernon Christmas at Mount Vernon – a venue […]

 
 

5 Awesome Travel Backpacks for Hags – Video

5 Awesome Travel Backpacks for Hags – Video

In this video, Travel Hag, Mindie Burgoyne shares 5 awesome travel backpacks she uses for travel and everyday use. Three are by Vera Bradley Company, one is by Sakroots and the fifth one is by Evecase and doubles as a camera bag. 5 Awesome Travel Backpacks Every Hag Can Use   […]

 
 

Visual Poetry on Achill Island – Ireland

Artist, Francis Van Maele, owner of Redfoxpress on Achill Island

    The Visual Poet on Achill Island Francis Van Maele is an artist on Achill Island who makes visual poetry books with his partner, Antic Ham. Their gallery is at the edge of the island overlooking sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. His art is unusual and unexpected. He […]

 
 

Lost Bird – the Sad Story of a Baby Taken from Wounded Knee

Gen. Leonard Colby and Lost Bird

Zintkala Nuni – or “Lost Bird” was one of the casualties of the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, but not because she died in the fields with others from her tribe who were mowed down by gunfire from US Federal troops. Zintkala was in the fields that day and in […]

 
 

Wounded Knee – Should You Visit?

Wounded Knee – Should You Visit?

  For those, like me, who like to travel to feed the mind, body and the spirit, a trip to Wounded Knee will feed your spirit and mind, but it’s liable to break your heart. Reading about it is difficult enough, but standing in the presence of the mass grave […]

 
 

Merry Christmas from Marion Station – 2015

Merry Christmas from Marion Station – 2015

  December 24, 2015 Merry Christmas from Marion Station, our hometown on the east side of the Chesapeake where there are more chickens than people. Life is still good here, though very slow paced. We’ve been here for over 13 years now, and I know that I’ll never return to […]

 
 
 
 
 

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