Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Tim and I went home for a few days last week. That sounds odd, even to me, since Tim grew up in New Jersey and Connecticut and I grew up in New York. […]

Yorktown Ho!

Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | Category: Travel Tips, Travel Writing


Make voyages! Attempt them. There’s nothing else. — Tennessee Williams I made a voyage the other day, and it was bon. A few months ago, the local sailing club invited Tim and me on a two-hour cruise (as opposed to Gilligan’s three-hour cruise) along the York River. Of course we said yes. Sometimes the best […]

San Francisco Chronicles, Part 2

Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


San Francisco is a city where people are never more abroad than when they are at home. — Benjamin F. Taylor Our first day in San Francisco was pretty typical for us. Since I know how Tim likes to follow his nose, and since there were two things that I absolutely, positively wanted to see, […]

Guest Blogger: Alison Bell

Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | Category: Travel Tips, Travel Writing


A few months ago, this blogsite sponsored a travel writing contest for professional travel writers. Thanks to all who entered . . . we received some really nice pieces of writing about places all around the world. But the winner, hands down, was Alison Bell, who writes here of her trip to Kenya. Thanks, Alison! […]