Mindie Burgoyne is the Travel Hag

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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 […]


40 Halloween Ghost Tours Offered on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Oldest House in Cambridge haunted by the floating soldier

Ten historic towns are featured in the largest cluster of heritage ghost walks in America. Chesapeake Ghost Walks is conducting over forty Halloween ghost tours in ten historic towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in October. The ghost tours spread across eighty linear miles in five counties situated east of the […]


History Press Releases Haunted Mid-Shore – 3rd Book by Mindie Burgoyne

The Haunted Mid-Shore - Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties - by Mindie Burgoyne

The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties The History Press has released the latest book of spooky tales by local author Mindie Burgoyne, “The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties.” The book features 25 tales set in Maryland’s Mid-Shore region, including “Mary’s Ghost at […]


Recipe: Granddaddy’s Gazpacho – A Taste of Seville

Blending the tomatoe puree with the vegetable mixture

For a little taste of Sevilla, here’s a recipe for Granddaddy’s Gazpacho.  Load up on the garlic.  After tasting this brew, you’ll have full summer protection from vampires.  LOL. It’s July and tomatoes are being harvested from gardens everywhere.  Gazpacho, the simple tomato based soup served cold, is a popular […]


Gardeners Headed to Maine – Stop at the Statue Factory

Gardeners Headed to Maine – Stop at the Statue Factory

The Statue Factory in Kenduskeage, Maine is about 30 minutes from Bangor. It’s a small business owned by Lorraine Henderson who has been manufacturing concrete garden art – with the help of her husband for over 20 years. Dan and I have been buying pots, columns and statuary from them […]


My Name is Mindie B. and I’m a Vera Bradley Addict

Vera Bradley Hipster Crossbody in Heather

I admit it. I am a Vera Bradley addict – a Vera Bradley freak. My 30-something children all make fun of my flowery, paisley, vibrantly colored quilted bags that I carry around everywhere. I had to unsubscribe from Brad’s Deals because they feature a Vera Bradley sale every two weeks that […]


#18 Come Heres, Born Heres and Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley House in Cambridge, MD

Ties That Bind on the Eastern Shore Most people rushing to the beach don’t realize the rich culture that exists on either side of the highway. They don’t know that Annie Oakley and her husband once chose to live here as did Tom Clancy, John Barth, Sissy Spacek, Tallulah Bankhead, […]


10 Things You Must Do in Dingle

St. Senan's Church - Kilshannig

What is there to do in Dingle?  Too many things to count. This post only lists 10 things, but one could easily find 50 to 100 things to do in Dingle – a peninsula off the south-west coast of Ireland.  It’s a bit out of the way and often missed by […]