You never know what might happen. In October I was locked into Portland life. I bought a membership to the art museum, and was looking for a new place to live – as our little 1895 bungalow is slated for destruction in early … Read on →
It’s never been a great idea to plan any aspect of your life around a buzzword popularized by a terrible movie. And Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as selfish dying strangers who run off in their final days to tackle a … Read on →
Those who only give the Mekong Delta a $10 or $15 from Saigon only get a brief look at Ben Tre, which is nice enough but stuffed with visitors (though this shot is from that area). Lost over the past decade is how … Read on →
Here’s my Guideposts interview about some inspiring destination ideas for spring break: Mexico, Kansas, using local sports as vehicle to meet locals, and helping communities recovering from natural disasters.
Everyone loves a list of what will happen in the world of travel, fashion, food, sports, news. And I fell for the temptation too, by producing my 2010 list for Lonely Planet. Of all the claims, I am most certain that Hanoi will … Read on →
Thursday is for Huggers Do we hug more when we travel? I mean, hug people you’ve known for 10 minutes and will never see again? I’ve had some memorable ones — by teachers on train platforms, grandparents on Polish balconies, drunk telephone line … Read on →