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Stephen Hartshorne
Stephen Hartshorne

Stephen Hartshorne: A Literary Traveler

Stephen Hartshorne is the associate editor of GoNOMAD.com. He writes a blog called ArmchairTravel about books he finds at flea markets and rummage sales

Below are links to all his stories on GoNOMAD:

The Boston Boy Visits Dublin: "Wicked Brilliant!"

It's always a thrill for a Boston boy to visit Ireland, but to visit Dublin on St. Patrick's Day, and to ride with the other international reporters in a bus at the head of the parade... to hear Seamus Heaney and 30 other great Irish writers read their work at the new convention center... and to attend The Commitments' 20-year anniversary concert in their hometown... this was truly the trip of a lifetime.

I saw the President twice and the Lord Mayor twice, dined at splendid restaurants and walked the cobblestone streets of this eminently walkable city where pilgrims come from all over the world.

I felt this ancient city open its heart to me, the taxi drivers and the barkeeps and the people I met in the street -- and I found this incredibly moving. I felt I was among thousands and thousands of kindred spirits in the spiritual and cultural center of the great Irish diaspora.

Back in Boston, I'd have to be careful not to go on about it too long, for fear it would be said I was putting on airs.

 

An Invitation from the Cherokee Nation: Rediscover America

Painting by Sam Watts-Scott at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, part of Cherokee Entertainment Inc.
Cherokee Nation

Maybe I'm dating myself here, but back in my day, young people slaved away at summer jobs to scrounge up enough money to buy some sort of vehicle and set off in search of America. Families often set off together on the same sort of quest, and I'm all for it. I think our country should be rediscovered and reinvented by each new generation.

There's not much question about which road to take. Route 66 has established itself in story and song as the quintessential American highway.

When you do set off down Route 66 to rediscover America, I suggest you make a stop at the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. The Cherokee have been here a lot longer than most of us new arrivals, and they can give you a whole new perspective on American history.

 

Squam Lake, New Hampshire: The Perfect Place for a Father-Daughter Getaway

Soaring Around in Alternative Reality: A Press Trip to New Holland

Visiting New Holland: A Press Trip in Second Life: A GoNOMAD Gallery

Dublin Gallery March, 2011: A GoNOMAD Gallery

Saint Patrick's Day Festival Dublin, 2011: A GoNOMAD Gallery

Will Rogers 131st Birthday Party: A GoNOMAD Gallery

Touring Canada by Train: It's The Way to Go

The Magic of Lanterns, 18th Edition, 2010, The Chinese Garden, Montreal

Rockland, Maine: Fine Art and Family Fun

New Hampshire Summer Stock Theatre: "The Magic That's Born in the Heart"

Charles Dickens: He Was a Travel Writer Too!

Intrepid Solo Women's Travel: Isabella Bird

Family Fun: The Texas Gulf Coast Has It All

Houston, Texas: A Great Place to Be Yourself

Galveston, Texas: The Indomitable Island

Houston's Art Car Parade: A Celebration of Individuality

Elko County, Nevada: "Where the Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day"

A Visit to the 71 Ranch Elko County, Nevada: A GoNOMAD Gallery

The West of Ireland: Stories in Stone

West Ireland Photo Gallery: Stories in Stone

Over the Top and Back Again: Hiking X the Alps

Competitours: Amazing Race Without the Stress

Biking with the Europeans: Lower Cost, More Options

South African Safari Tours: The Next Step in Women's Travel

GoNOMAD's Top Ten Family Vacation Destinations

Tips on How to RV All Over the World

Touring the Real Panama: Wildlife, Beaches and Tribal Villages

In Search of Ancient Goddesses and Pirate Queens

Living Large and Giving Large: Promoting 'High-End' Travel Philanthropy

Learning the Secrets of Tuscan Cuisine

Visit the North Pole Aboard a Russian Icebreaker

What Makes a Perfect Women-Only Tour?

Don't Park at the Airport! Off-Site Lots Charge 60 to 80 Percent Less

Sailing the Historic Northwest Passage in a Polar-Class Icebreaker

Sailing Antarctica in a World-Class Racing Yacht

 

 

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