Travel: The Silver Lining in Misadventure

“A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you can control it.” John…

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The Mediterranean: Summer Blues

I’ve got the summer blues—but it’s not what you might think. Yes, I am sad about bidding summer goodbye, but…

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Montepulciano: Agritourism—a Window into Rural Italian Life

The egg yolk glistened, a capstone to a hillock of flour mounded on the rustic wooden table. Early morning light…

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Homebase: Armchair Adventure Part Two

Though COVID restrictions have begun to lift around the globe, incidents of new cases are on the rise in the…

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Home base: Armchair Adventure – Part One

Whether on the road or in your armchair, adventure is exhilarating and oftentimes life changing. As we all venture down…

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Istanbul: Peeling Back the Layers

In my mind’s eye, the tiled dome of the Hagia Sophia shimmers in the midday heat. Her minarets piercing the…

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Homebase: Wanderlust

wanderlust|ˈwändərˌləst| noun  – a strong desire to travel or wander the world: a man (or woman) consumed by wanderlust. This…

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Mazatlan: Where old Mexico and “new” Mexico stand side by side

On the Pacific coast of Mexico where a tectonic event caused the land commonly known as the Baja Peninsula to…

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Crete: A Coastal Meander

You never know what you’ll do when your inhibitions fall away, but fall away they did on a visit to Crete.  I’d been on…

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Michigan: Step Back in Time on South Manitou

They say silence is golden. Here, it is sheer poetry. It is so quiet you can trace the hum of insects as they…

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