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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Getting Hungary for International Travel

My hunger for an international trip is ravenous. With our travel to China and Scotland a year behind us, we're ready to hop on a plane for somewhere new.

In a few weeks, we’re headed for Budapest.

We’ll be staying in central Budapest, and we look forward to really getting to explore the city. The iconic Hungarian Parliament Building, formal Royal Palace, State Opera House, twin-towered, Chain Bridge, Basilica of St. Stephen, Great Synagogue, Buda Castle, Fisherman’s bastion, and thermal baths—not to mention the foods and spirits.

Having an apartment centrally located—and a rental car—allows us the freedom to travel abroad while we’re abroad. Within Hungary, we plan to visit Eger, Tokaj, Balatonlelle, and Pecs. Beyond the Hungarian boarders, we plan to visit Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna, Austria; Rejeka and Zagreb, Croatia;  and Ljubljana, Slovenia.

But even with all of those nearby destinations, the heart of the trip will be getting to know Budapest.

If you were in Budapest for a few weeks, what would be at the top of your list?

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Listen to This During Your Yardwork

The season of yardwork is at hand—whether you like to tame your yard or let your garden grow wild. With that in mind, I shared a new bit of fiction on Baltimore’s NPR station, 88.1 WYPR.

“Leaving” aired on The Signal, a tour of Baltimore’s cultural landscape. Here’s what they had to say about the story in their introduction.

“Are you planning on taking advantage of the spring weather to get outside and do some yard work? If you are, let this next story be a cautionary tale. And if you’re not, well, let this next story be an excuse. Signal contributor Eric D Goodman joins us with a story he’s titled, Leaving.”

Enjoy the entire episode, including an interview with author Ann Bracken and a visit to the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, at the following link.




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