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TRAVEL PURSUITS – What makes our trips different? Key West, January 2012

TRAVEL PURSUITS – What makes our trips different? Key West, January 2012

Travel Pursuits — a glimpse from Key West, January 2012

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Up, up and away — to the muddle and mystery of India

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Up, up and away — to the muddle and mystery of India

A quick note before a bunch of us take off for India. Lots of preparation – reading, movies, visa, shots, packing, repacking.  But how does one prepare emotionally for India? I don’t know. I am going, I hope, with an open heart and mind and no expectations of making sense of […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnam, hmmm?

I (Gary Schoepfel) am afflicted with an advanced case of wanderlust. So, when Ann Kirkland mentioned Vietnam, I found myself accepting before she completed her invitation to accompany another Classical Pursuit’s trip. “Of course, of course” was my immediate and enthusiastic response. After accepting, I took pause. “Vietnam.” Hmmm? The […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Life and Art in Renaissance Florence

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Life and Art in Renaissance Florence

At precisely 9:30 a.m. we were led through the Uffizi Gallery to a door I never would have noticed. The door opened and we passed out of the Uffizi into a narrow corridor on top of the Ponte Vecchio. The Vasari Corridor was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1564 for […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – India, Poverty, and the Fear of Travelling to Poor Places

TRAVEL PURSUITS – India, Poverty, and the Fear of Travelling to Poor Places

We are rapidly approaching the deadline for booking the Classical Pursuits trip to North India, CONFOUNDED & BEWITCHED: The Strange Rise of Modern India, February 24 – March 11, 2012. I have heard from some of our friends that they feel a bit apprehensive about traveling to someplace so far […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE – Key West’s Writers in Residence

TODAY IN LITERATURE – Key West’s Writers in Residence

Ah, Key West. Much more than a winter getaway destination, Key West combines a free-spirited ambiance with magnificent coral reefs, a unique historic legacy with an enduring creative sensibility — especially literary. For three-quarters of a century, Key West has been a haven and an inspiration for some of America’s […]

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VIDEO – A Perfect Wave is Reported in Charlottesville

VIDEO – A Perfect Wave is Reported in Charlottesville

In the afternoons, we embarked on private tours of historic Charlottesville; Monticello, the magnificent home on a hill he designed;  the University of Virginia, founded and designed by Jefferson; Montpelier, the home of James Madison, author of the US Constitution, 4th President of the US, and friend and confidant of Jefferson. We also had a […]

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Finally…the winners of the photo contest from Egypt.

Finally…the winners of the photo contest from Egypt.

Never has there been such fierce competition. After some Classical Pursuits trips, we have few or now entries for our contests. But even while we were in Egypt, it was clear that a handful of travellers were snapping away with visions of photographic fame dancing through their heads. Five esteemed […]

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Did you know Virginia Woolf was a knitter?

I was sent this article by my assistant, Eva Elo, who, like Virginia Woolf, is a knitter. It comes from an online knitting magazine, Knitting Daily. I pass it along to all those who are knitters and/or fans of Virginia Woolf. It now seems natural that Woolf, who was always […]

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Just WHO was Thomas Jefferson?

Just WHO was Thomas Jefferson?

I am frankly utterly confused about Thomas Jefferson and how we should regard him as a figure in American history. He drafted the Declaration of Independence. He was Governor of Virginia. He was the third President of the United States. He founded the University of Virginia. But as I have planned […]

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