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Do you like to travel? Can you read? Then you should buy—and maybe even read—my forthcoming travel advice book. Why? Because after writing ads and trotting the globe for 30+ years, I’ve finally written a book about it—with chapters and everything. You’ll learn stuff like: Where to vacation when you only speak English What to…

Last flight out of Marrakech: Our mostly true tale of survival during a global pandemic.

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 even the United States. The coronavirus—or “COVID-19” as everyone calls it except Trump—is catchier than the Baby Shark song, and only slightly less destructive to humanity. Surviving the global…

Greetings from Hell: My long overdue return to Florida.

Twenty three years after I left Florida for my career, it was time to return to my adopted hometown.Continue readingGreetings from Hell: My long overdue return to Florida.

Steep Ravine, CA: Tired of comfy hotels with electricity, heat, and indoor plumbing?

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?

Sorry, my report on this destination is still pending.

Sure, I’m a retired now, but writing travel reports hardly qualifies as a good reason not to lie by the pool. So I’ll get around to finishing this report when I get around to it. Okay? Okay. Come back in a few weeks, it might be up by then, you know…if it rains a lot.

What to do in Ithaca, NY other than getting drunk, stoned, or a college degree.

Ithaca puts two schools of higher learning—bastions of radical, anti-establishment, and progressive thought—on the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, the middle finger of the Finger Lakes Region.

Why you should visit Australia in spite of all the things that could kill you.

Few other travel destinations offer tourists as many different and dangerous ways to painfully die.

3 sights in Oaxaca Mexico that almost make up for it not being on a beach.

Oaxaca, Mexico is a full eight-hour drive from the nearest coast. What the hell, am I right?

Belize: It’s like a giant saltwater aquarium that isn’t all full of fish poop.

People don’t come to Belize for white sandy beaches. They come for what most islands don’t have: an epic, ocean-taming barrier reef.