#SIBA10, Daytona Beach FL

Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Writing


All Southerners are required to have a layover in Atlanta on their way to     either Heaven or Hell. — Conventional wisdom at SIBA We just got back from SIBA — the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance trade show, held in Daytona Beach, FL this year. It was a great show. Great  Little Books, LLC […]

San Francisco Chronicles, Part 3

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Category: Reflections, Travel Tips


The ultimate [travel destination] for me would be one perfect day in San Francisco. There’s no city like it anywhere. — Larry King It’s official. I read it in Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel. According to the magazine’s October 2010 Reader’s Choice poll, the most beautiful city in the world is . . . wait for […]

Livin’ La Vida Loca

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | Category: Reflections


The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business. — John Steinbeck Tim and I were talking before breakfast this morning. Last week — including the weekend — was exhausting, what with work and volunteer stuff at our church. We’ve also been babysitting his Mom’s dog for two weeks and […]

Delicious Autumn

Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Writing


Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  — George Eliot It’s finally here — the other side of Labor Day. That means that autumn can’t be far  behind. Since I was a little girl, autumn has been […]

Ciao, Marcello!

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. — J.R.R. Tolkein Once we went out the door and ended up on the Piazza delle Erbe in […]