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Musings From Colin Treadwell

Travel and the Joys of Aging

Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 12/6/2018
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Canada
When I was in grade school I was often in the presence of gray-haired ladies, such as school teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, den mothers, etc., who often addressed children as “dear.” At that time I gave no thought to what the word meant. It was just the way they talked. It was almost like an expletive, a sound with no definition...
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Thanksgiving: Traveling with an Attitude of Gratitude

Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 11/15/2018
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Holiday, Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving weekend is considered to be the heaviest travel weekend of the year, but it’s different from most travel. For most people Thanksgiving is a special day once a year for spending time with family or close friends. It’s not necessarily a trip back home in the geographical sense, but it’s a journey back home for the ...
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Exotic America

I grew up in the middle of America far from any ocean or mountains, far, I thought, from anything that mattered. It seemed like everything that happened happened somewhere besides the Midwest. I wanted to travel to places where things were happening. In my fantasies I traveled the world, to all the exotic places I had learned of in books or movies....
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People to People: Eisenhower's Vision of Peace

Since 2000 I have been aware of President Bill Clinton’s People to People program because it provided the opportunity for Americans to travel to Cuba for the first time in decades. It created a way for Americans to travel legally to Cuba even though our government has maintained an embargo on Cuba since the early ‘60s.
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From New Amsterdam to Amsterdam

Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 10/4/2018
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Tauck, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is such a special city in so many ways, it would be hard to catalogue them. I feel a special connection to Amsterdam because New York, my home, was originally New Amsterdam. It was founded in 1625 by the Dutch West India Company. And even though it was later taken over by the British and eventually became part of the United States, the or...
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