I think we can all agree that this year has not turned out like any of us thought, right? Who would’ve predicted murder hornets? Not me, certainly. I had my money on “plagues of locust,” but then I’m old school. Needless to say, I didn’t win this round of Apocalypse Bingo. I have higher hopes…Continue readingWhere are we going and how did we get in this hand-basket?
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…
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…Continue readingLast flight out of Marrakech: Our mostly true tale of survival during a global pandemic.
Experience Europe in its most concentrated form.
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.
Travel writing where the destination is almost beside the point.
Let me tell you about Mount Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, California.
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.
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.