Destinations

Lisbon, Portugal In March of 2020, while we were working our way through Portugal and Morocco, a global pandemic was working its way through China, Korea, Europe, and ...
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The international port city of Tangier, Morocco lies a mere nine miles from Spain’s southern border, just across the Strait of Gibraltar. It’s basically the front door to ...
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The beautifully twisting Douro Valley. Drive an hour and a half due-east from Porto and you’ll come upon the Douro Valley, Portugal’s world-famous wine region and answer to ...
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The Porto Train Station, circa 2020 (or 1320 for all I know). Before boarding the #125 Alfa Pendular high-speed train, I’d never even heard of Porto, Portugal. Yet ...
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One of the many gardens in front of the Jerónimos Monastery. When the hustle and bustle of Lisbon’s city center gets too much for people, the locals pack ...
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A view of San Francisco’s Coit Tower, the Bay Bridge, TransAmerica building, and some kids shooting hoops. When I moved to San Francisco in 1997, the Fog City ...
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Are you getting soft? Is your life too cushy and comfortable? Do you long for the lifestyle that your forefathers worked their entire lives to escape? Do you ...
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That's Cornell in the background. Ithaca New York is home to both the 5th-best Ivy League university, and a more liberal arts-oriented college for slackers. So it somehow ...
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Australia has a certain prehistoric savagery that adds excitement to everything you do and everywhere you go. Even just getting coffee can be a death-defying act of stupidity ...
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The Oaxaca Valley(s), no beach in sight. Before moving to California, I had never even heard of Oaxaca, Mexico. And, what I had heard about the place didn’t ...
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People don’t come to Belize to get lentigo malign on its beaches — frankly, they’re not the white sandy kind you find around the Hawaiian, Caribbean, or Galapagos ...
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Not every vacation destination we choose is some exotic location in a far-flung corner of the globe. Sometimes, we’re just too lazy to make proper travel plans and, ...
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Living in Seattle is insane and, if you already do, you should seriously have your head examined because there are far better places to waste the short time ...
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Nice place. California is full of amazing, beautiful places, and few have the air of class and sophistication for which the Napa Valley is known. But is there ...
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Seoul, Korea
My wife was sent to Seoul Korea on business and asked if I wanted to meet her there for the weekend. After a twelve-hour flight from San Francisco ...
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