Travel

Books about Italy: A Reading List for Florence

September 4, 2017 // 16 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. [...]

Walking Safari: Day One

August 1, 2017 // 27 Comments

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. [...]

The Missed Connection

July 28, 2017 // 20 Comments

It happens. If you travel, every now and again, you're going to miss your connecting flight, and yesterday, my number was up! A cheap airport hotel in Atlanta and a little travel humor :-). [...]