Lost in Milano, Part II: The Menorah on the Second Floor

Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


Always roaming with a hungry heart. — Alfred Lord Tennyson When we travel, we usually “roam” for a time. Go off the itinerary. Lose the schedule. I’ve filled journals with stories about all the turn-offs and re-routing that Tim has done on vacations — some of it hair-raising, but most of it well worth the […]

Lost in Milano, Part I

Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips


Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey. — Pat Conroy It’s true. The trip sticks with you: the stories, the sites, the smells, the food, the mishaps. Where you were when you […]

The Girl’s-Week-Away Tuscan Spa Trip

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”— Susan Sontag Four years ago this very month, Tim went to the Winter Olympics in Torino to see our nephew, Anders Johnson, compete as the youngest member of the US Ski Jumping Team. At a scant 16 years of age, he was certainly the pride of […]

On the Road Again . . . and Again . . . with Paper and Pen

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Writing


I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. — Oscar Wilde I am not a stable person, geographically speaking. When I start to list all the places I’ve lived since graduating from college, I am appalled. Chestnut Street in Oneonta, New York. Then to Brooklyn (to […]