Thank you to the guy who coughed all over me during my recent flight home from San Diego. Yes, I know it was you. I could smell the pizza you had for lunch. Learn to cover your mouth. I didn't appreciate getting sick a few days later from your travel germs, feeling like crap and having to curtail . . .
There's a lot to sing about when it comes to Maui, as these dogs know. One song-worthy thing is Maui coffee. No joke. Of course, we know that coffee is a no-no for dogs, as is anything containing caffeine. But that doesn't mean they can't sing a sweet song about longing for coffee, right? I . . .
My father was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, but me? Not so much. In fact, not at all. I've always considered myself the family intellectual, which really means that I’ve always enjoyed the sport of lounging with book and bon-bon, a genetic trait that comes from my mother. It's true of vacations, . . .
We'd been talking with friends for months about a three-week trip to France and on the day we were finalizing our plans, terrorists attacked Paris. That day they murdered people who were simply doing some of the very things we planned to do: sit in cafes, maybe attend a concert, stroll down a . . .
Every Saturday in Santa Fe I woke up early and excited because it was Farmers Market day. Between the incredible produce, of which we purchased liberal quantities and enjoyed every bite, the wide-range of shops selling shawls, cards and coffee, books, aprons, socks and I could go on, well, Santa Fe . . .
I'd moved to the San Francisco Bay area just the year before when a guy I'd met took me out on the town. It was a cold, wintry night in San Francisco, so we stopped in late at the Buena Vista to warm up with an Irish coffee. Maybe you didn't know that Irish coffee was invented in San Francisco at . . .
It was a crisp, sunny blue-sky day in northern California. We’d spent the entire morning planning a three-week trip to France with friends for 2017. Emails flew back and forth between us, our friends who would be with us and our travel agent: When should we go? When would the spring flowers at . . .
Holiday travel looms on the horizon and every flyer is concerned with and anxious to avoid the hassles of lost luggage. Of course, you can't avoid human error completely, but there are some things you can do to increase the odds that you and your luggage will celebrate the holidays together. Here's . . .
As our trip draws to a close I'm considering what I'll remember most. It's the light. The light is what drew Georgia O'Keefe to this part of New Mexico and it's what makes the place so magical. We were lucky enough to have pretty good weather the entire month: not too hot, not too cold, with a few . . .
It's the Santa Fe colors that I'll remember when I leave here. How beautiful the deep red ristras are, and how omnipresent. The sun shone on this Raku piece early in my trip and I had to bring it home. I loved this. At Tesuque. This gorgeous creation was blown through... ...a process like . . .