Category Archives: Travel

Stories from Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel

Summertime blues…

Yes, we all get them, those summertime blues. I did, for sure. I took some time away from the office to rejuvenate my soul and visit family. Thus, there were no posts from our wonderfully funny Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) series. Story postings will resume next week. NYMB books make the perfect gifts for […]

June 16

“No Bad Juju Allowed” by Sheree Nielsen

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel.” It was late August 1995 and our 65-foot sailboat—the Morning Star of Blackbeard’s Cruises—was departing the balmy island of Bimini after a much-needed night of socializing at the Compleat Angler in Alice Town. It had been a rough trip, only two good days of […]

April 21

“Uncle Roy vs. GPS” by Patrick Sisti

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel.” As an outdoor travel writer mainly focusing on the Adirondack region of upstate New York, I’ve been really fortunate in my 60 years to have had my own personal outdoor guide. There’s a man named Leroy Spring who lives in Indian Lake, New York. […]

March 13

“Murder on the Good Ship Lollipopooza” by Cappy Hall Rearick

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel.” Two years ago, I was a passenger on the Good Ship Lollipopooza, navigated by the intrepid Captain Crunch who refused to make port because he didn’t want to get his ship dirty. So we kept sailing and sailing while chefs kept cooking and cooking […]

January 27

“Ordering À la Carte” by Linda O’Connell

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel.” I’d heard what people do on cruise ships and I wanted no part of the decadence. I’d gone online and viewed photos of scrumptious food served in elegant dining rooms and buffet lines, and I learned that two of my favorite foods—pizza and ice […]

December 30

“A Bawdy Night at Tahoe” by Carolyn T. Johnson

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel.” Something about a truck driver wearing red sequins just didn’t compute. Could my eyes be playing tricks on me? I wondered to myself, trying to make sense of what was happening. It all started out as an innocent family weekend trip with my husband, […]

December 02

“Spanglish” by Jennifer N. Martin

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel.” A few years ago, my husband, Bud, and I were planning to go on a Mediterranean cruise. I had studied Spanish in college, but Bud had never taken a foreign language class, not even in high school. Since our first stop was Barcelona, and […]

November 04

“War in the Skies” by Stacey Gustafson

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel.”  If you’re like me, you hate to fly these days. Flying has become tortuous since X-ray body scans, flight cancellations, smaller seats and lost luggage. We travelers are sometimes treated worse than cargo. But there are strategies to employ in order to survive flying. […]