• Elephant in South Luangwa National Park

    Walking Safari: Day One

    We walked single-file out of the Camp Tena Tena just after dawn on a Sunday morning. There were six of us. In the lead, Chris carried the rifle, followed by Braston our guide. I came next, then my daughter, Catherine, my sister Carolyn, and finally Bishod, guide in training. To walk the savannah, down, up and over empty oxbow lakes, and then step into the cool shade of a grove of ebony -- it's like that. You feel Africa close. [...]
  • Male Leopard in South Luangwa National Park.

    Our African Safari in Zambia

    So, you want to go on safari in Africa. But where? To say that the continent is vast is a gross understatement. Africa holds more than 20 percent of the Earth’s total [...]
  • Mount Timpanagos shot from the Sundance Lift

    Redford’s Sundance

    At the Crossroads of Art and Nature My stay at the Sundance Resort in late September was full of crisp fall air and leaves turning golden yellow, orange, and red. What a [...]
  • Royal Clipper near Soufriere, St. Lucia

    Onboard the Royal Clipper

    I sailed for two weeks on the Royal Clipper to the Windward and the Grenadine Islands. I boarded the ship in Barbados, only scheduled for a single week. Then I fell in love [...]

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  • Darkest Hour: The statue of Winston Churchill looks towards the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Photograph

    Darkest Hour: Visiting the Churchill War Rooms

    January 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

    A visit to the Churchill War Rooms in London: photographs and history of this famous underground complex where Winston Churchill directed the war. [...]
  • The 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival

    January 13, 2018 // 1 Comment

    Every year in Taiwan, the first full moon of the Chinese New Year is celebrated with the extraordinary Lantern Festival. Learn about the 2018 Lantern Festival in Taiwan! [...]

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Florida

  • Weekend in Fort Lauderdale: A Great Getaway

    November 24, 2017 // 16 Comments

    We all need a break from work and the status quo -- and a chance to walk on the beach, to clear our minds, to connect with ourselves. If you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway, then Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, might be your perfect ticket. [...]
  • Hemingway six toed cat

    Cats, Key West, and Ernest Hemingway

    November 13, 2017 // 8 Comments

    Fred Astaire, Winston Churchill, Lauren Bacall, and Howard Hughes pop out from basement grates, stroll through shrubs, and pose for guests visiting a certain Spanish Colonial home in Key West. Who are they? The Hemingway cats, all descended from Ernest's original tomcat, Snowball, who had six-toed paws. [...]

Italy

  • Walking Tour of Florence with a Visit to the David

    September 12, 2017 // 24 Comments

    A review of my 2017 small group walking tour of Florence, skipping the line to see Michelangelo's David, with the family-owned company, LivItaly Tours. [...]
  • Duomo in Florence to inspire books about Italy.

    Books about Italy: A Reading List for Florence

    September 4, 2017 // 18 Comments

    Ah, so you're going to Italy -- to Florence -- the jewel of the Italian Renaissance. Here is my reading list for Florence, and whether you're looking for nonfiction and history, a book written by a famous Florentine, or you're looking for the best novels set in Italy, you'll find something here. [...]

Cruises

  • Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas was struck by highly contagious Norovirus December 2017
    When the Independence of the Seas returned to Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, Royal Caribbean confirmed a large outbreak of norovirus on the ship. Instead of having fun in the sun, only two days into the trip many passengers began falling ill, struck by severe gastrointestinal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. [...]
  • Wind Surf cruise ship, windsurf sailing ship
    Private yachts flock to the smaller British Virgin Islands and St. Barth's. There's a reason for this: they are home to some of the most beautiful beaches and water in the Caribbean. Floating in crystalline water and watching the clouds pass overhead is deeply relaxing. I've just returned from St. Martin and a week-long cruise on Windstar's Wind Surf on their Yachtsman's Caribbean itinerary. It was perfect. [...]
  • Star Clipper raises sail Black and white image
    And so it begins . . . I am on Star Flyer as she heads out into the Atlantic making for Barbados and winter in the Caribbean. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a tall ship is the stuff of dreams. Rope and cable thrumming in the breeze, the crack of a sail filling with wind: these are sounds old in human time -- these sounds lie deep within our collective consciousness. [...]

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Packing

  • We all face the same dilemma. We want to bring more stuff than we want to carry. Short of a magical bag, we need a plan: How to use a capsule travel wardrobe to pack two weeks of clothes in a carry on. [...]

Africa

  • Elephant in South Luangwa National Park
    We walked single-file out of the Camp Tena Tena just after dawn on a Sunday morning. There were six of us. In the lead, Chris carried the rifle, followed by Braston our guide. I came next, then my daughter, Catherine, my sister Carolyn, and finally Bishod, guide in training. To walk the savannah, down, up and over empty oxbow lakes, and then step into the cool shade of a grove of ebony -- it's like that. You feel Africa close. [...]

New Mexico

  • Embracing Santa Fe

    29 Comments

    Each time I return to New Mexico, my affection for this state grows . . . Doc looked like he came straight out of central casting. Film order: we need a quirky old man to play a part in a Coen brothers film set it Santa Fe. [...]

The Big C

  • Sunrise, Atlantic Ocean. Photograph, Ann Fisher.

    The Year of Last Holidays

    April 17, 2017 // 31 Comments

    If you were dying, but still felt healthy now, what would you do with the time you had left? This question is the premise for two films entitled Last Holiday. In 2016, I lived the plot line. [...]