I had no idea what a Komodo dragon was until I read a story way back in 2001 about the then-husband of actress Sharon Stone getting attacked by one. Who knew? A 10 foot one. It severely damaged his foot, too. Apparently those critters are aggressive. That one was at the L.A. Zoo. Of course, one must . . .
Yes, we're off to France for a while, hopping a plane to DFW and meeting our friends for the trip across the pond. Without my usual ton of baggage because I was more reasonable this time. Of course, we will be vigilant, as friends exhort us. But really, there's not much we can do to head off an . . .
This is the piece I was supposed to post the day i went to Maui, but I didn't get to go. That story is HERE. Now on to the riveting topic of packing for Maui. Or any island vacation. A fashion blogger I know posted a photo of herself camping last week. A photo in which she looked completely . . .
We must remember the worlds our ancestors traveled. Always wear the songs they gave us. Remember we are made of prayers. Now we leave wrapped in blankets of love and wisdom. ~Luci Tapahanso Dine (Navajo) Santa Fe is now a beautiful memory after six wonderful weeks. To honor our time there, . . .
Autumn leaves tell us that the year is drawing to a close and like everyone else, I wonder where it's gone. Fall is my favorite season in just about any part of the country. It's when the weather is gorgeous and the views even more so. It's the best time to travel to so many places--New England, . . .
What do you do in Santa Fe for all those weeks? Someone asked me that not too long ago, and I was astounded. Same with the comment "I didn't find more than a day or two's worth of things to do in Santa Fe --how can you stay a month?" Were they serious? I've been to Santa Fe maybe eight or nine . . .
Why do you travel so much? It's a question I hear often, because we are on the road constantly, always planning something new, whether it's hiking in Scotland, seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland or enjoying the beauty of Rome. Even a visit to our hometown is an exciting prospect. Why travel so . . .
Air travel delays are something we've learned to live with. Both of us traveled extensively for our jobs and there are very few air travel delay situations we haven't encountered. Of course, delays when traveling for pleasure are somewhat less stressful than when we absolutely, positively had to be . . .
Surprising, isn't it, how Albert Einstein was such a deep thinker on so many different subjects? Including religion and, it seems, conservation. I love his suggestion to "freeourselves" by being more inclusive in our compassion. Sometimes, it feels like there's too little compassion to go around, . . .
Budget travel is not just for the young. It's for anyone. And it doesn't have to be bare bones, either. The travel bug hit me hard in my 40s. I was single and still building a career and concerned about saving for retirement. Living in the expensive Bay area, there wasn't a lot of extra money. And . . .