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M'Liss Hinshaw

"I was bitten by the travel bug when I was 13 years old and took my first flight from San Diego to Los Angeles. After retiring from county service, I decided to do something I always wanted to do and that was be a travel writer. I completed some travel writing courses to hone my skills and then began publishing with the Reader. My wonderful husband sometimes travels with me along with his nice camera for the photography part and this works well for the two of us. When I 'take' pictures with my little point and shoot camera, he painstakingly makes the pictures much better for print. It’s a good thing when he travels with me. Travel is a highlight of my life, to open my eyes and mind and experience the world in different ways. But I must say it’s good to come home and appreciate my many blessings and then start planning another trip. My hope with my articles is that it gives people a vision to travel outside of routines and expectations and enrich lives in a satisfying way. Here’s to your travel adventure… "

Articles by M'Liss Hinshaw

Istanbul Spice Market

Making my way through thick crowds of people slowly walking, talking on cell phones and holding shopping bags, I found the mounds of spices in the marketplace in Istanbul, Turkey. I'd arrived to buy various ...

Cologne, Germany's Love-Locked Bridge

Trains rumbled over the bridge and thousands of padlocks chattered in unison as I walked across the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany, looking at messages of love. Row after row of various shaped and sized ...

February 14, 2012
Salem, Massachusetts

The woman bumped into me and the first thing I noticed was the five-pointed pentagram on her necklace. I was in Salem, Massachusetts, home of the famous witch trials, and now I was face to ...

Filoli Gardens, California

With the fragrance of wisteria in the air, one million daffodils in full bloom stand brightly in meadows near the Santa Cruz Mountains. At Filoli Gardens, forty-eight varieties of daffodils – including 65,000 golden dawns ...

Avocados in Kona, Hawaii

An avocado festival – in Hawaii? Yes, and I just had to give it a try. While waiting for my plane to land on the Big Island, I’d almost finished reading the airline magazine when ...

Budapest, Hungary: An Old World City

Arriving on the tarmac at the Budapest airport, I walk down the steps of the airplane to an awaiting bus. It’s a grey, wintry day, and people are wearing heavy long coats and big fur ...

February 22, 2011
Kebler Pass, Colorado

Vibrant gold and amber leaves shimmered in the sunlight as I drove through the Colorado mountains on “Colorado Color Sunday.” Passing working coal mines in Bowie, Colorado, with stacks of dark black coal piled high, ...

November 18, 2010
Tombstone, Arizona

October 26, 1881, gunshots rang out, men lay dead and the O.K. Corral was forever known as the famous Old West shootout. Today, gunslinging characters slowly swagger down the boot-worn wooden sidewalks of Tombstone, Arizona. ...

Murals and Mosaics in Philly

Bits of blue, red and yellow colored glass cuts into odd shapes and formations, as creatively painted murals liven up murky walls in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The usually boring, nondescript walls lining Philly’s alleyways reflect years ...

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