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Larry Jensen, Founder of Wonder of Wander. A vagabond traveler exploring the world. Follow me as I take you to some amazing places and meet interesting people, all on a shoestring budget. If you like my stories, please donate below. (Click the "P" for Paypal)

How do you pronounce these Massachusetts town names?

Massachusetts wins with their complete disregard for rules or even spelling when it comes to pronouncing their town names. So let's take a test and have some fun.

From the Florida Keys to Gloucester MA

27 nautical miles north of Boston, MA lay an old fishing village located on the Inner Harbor of Gloucester, MA. A peninsula named Rocky Neck just out into this harbor and serves as home to one of the oldest continually operating art colonies in the United States, the Rocky Neck Artist Colony.

Happy New Year 2017, Key West, Fl

Happy New Year 2017 Key West, FL Most people live with a plan. From the moment you wake up till you go to sleep, every hour of your day is planned out. Some have theirs planned out so well that they know what they need to do down to the minute. That is not my life, not even close. Sometimes I...

2016 What a ride you’ve been

I entered 2016 on a dark horse. Still in mourning over the loss of Lexie to cancer just a week earlier, I had little to celebrate. No matter how much I tried, I could not escape the cloud that hung over me. A ray of sun would break through, even if only for a moment.

Christmas in the Florida Keys

Christmas as we see it today is a by-product of the advertising industry and that industry was based in New York City so no wonder the images I saw so closely matched my experiences.

Flagler Beach Art and Wine Tour

We arrived in Flagler and I began to think how similar it was to Ormond. The brightly colored buildings, the smell of the ocean’s salty air, but mostly it’s the approach. To get to these beaches, you have to cross the bay.

Lake Disston Florida

Like me, Thea and David live on a lake facing west. This means we’re treated to some spectacular sunsets and tonight would be no different. I could have taken a hundred pictures of that spectacular sunset and still not captured its beauty.

Welcome to Florida

I had to hurry up and find an attendant as I needed help getting all my bags off the train along with my bike, trailer and checked luggage. Once I got off the train and into the 87 degree temps of Winter Park, the attendant told me to wait right there for my luggage, but after

A Midnight Train

This trip was to be no different. While I had decided to head to the Florida Keys since ending my kayak expedition early, I had no idea how I was going to get down there. It wasn’t until I bought a bicycle to get around in Vermont that I started to play with the idea of biking down, but after looking at the cost factor involved in that, it would be as expensive as flying and I was trying to avoid expensive.

To walk a mile in my shoes

The idiom is: Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. The meaning: Before judging someone, you must understand his experiences, challenges, thought processes, etc. Earlier this year I struggled to accept the loss of Lexie, my love, my Soul Mate for the last 12 years. Sure, she was a dog, but her spirit was anything but. Since...

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