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Terri Markle


Downtown Tampa Riverwalk

Strolling down the downtown Tampa Riverwalk, I marveled at the “other Florida” I discovered on my East Coast Road Trip. No nightclub Miami vibe here. Forget Mickey’s Orlando getaway. Just West Florida charm. Tampa is a city that straddles…

Pass-A-Grill is home to Don Cesar hotel.

Explore Pass-A-Grille, Florida

Stories of Pass-A-Grille, Florida beckoned me during my winter stay in Florida. Like a mermaid rising from the ocean, I drew up from my blanket on Pass-A-Grille Beach (PAG) on a wintery day in January. Paradise. From horizon to…


Free Things To Do in Clearwater, Florida

You’ll be surprised at the free things to do in Clearwater . . . even during a pandemic. I chose Clearwater after an exhaustive search of beach towns on the West Coast of Florida due to its proximity to…


Door Art Funchal

Sometimes you don’t even have to open a door to go inside. In Funchal—the capital city of Madeira—I penetrated the mind of the Portuguese painter by examining Door Art Funchal. Walking down an alley in Old Town (Zona Velha),…

Things to do in Bari

Things to Do in Bari Italy

When it’s cold and grey in January, I like to let my mind wander back to things to do in Bari, Italy. Walking the sea coast in Europe is #1. Eating fresh caught fish is #2. Exploring ancient streets…


Ostuni, Italy: White City on a Hill

Ostuni, a white city on a hill, will seduce you. Ostuni’s old town, famous for its whitewashed homes stacked precariously on a hill, shimmers in the sun. It is located about 100 miles east of Matera in Italy’s Puglia…


Saluda, North Carolina: Mountain Escape

Saluda, North Carolina was my first real destination after I was let out of my bird’s cage in May 2020. And boy was I ready to fly far from Washington D.C. after the two-month lockdown to the Blue Ridge…