I have moved!

I'll no longer be writing here.. It's been great getting to know everyone, and thank you for reading, commenting and showing support!   I've moved to my own domain and hope you will read & follow my new blog here: http://vanillapapers.net/ Best regards, Dee  

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Arizona Road Trip: From Pine To The Grand Canyon

My trip to the Grand Canyon with my father began like road trips usually do in our family: a groggy wake-up before dawn, sweet coffee and greasy donuts at a gas station, and hours of talk radio as the sun came up and the city faded into desert highways. And though I'd grown up in …

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What To Do In Cairo: The Mosque Of Ibn Tulun

The city wakes up late on Fridays. There are leisurely breakfasts of baladi bread and cheese before the afternoon prayers, and the streets are blissfully deserted. It takes me twenty minutes to zip across town to Sayeda Zainab, a working-class neighbourhood with lines of workshops and kiosks that are still closed. My Uber driver asks …

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