• 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 [...]
  • Asphalt highway in New Mexico

    Road Trip to New Mexico

    One of my best friends is living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for several months to complete a project -- and I thought, what a perfect excuse for a road trip! “I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” --- Jack Kerouac, On the Road [...]
  • Texas Raiders B-17 Flying Fortress

    Onboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

    Beautiful: The slow drone of four radial piston engines on a crystal clear November morning as I stepped back in time with this great warbird. This morning, I drove out to a [...]
  • 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 [...]

Latest Posts

  • Walking Tour of Florence with a Visit to the David

    September 12, 2017 // 19 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 // 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. [...]
  • Ladies: How to Pack for Two Weeks in Europe

    August 20, 2017 // 4 Comments

    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. [...]
  • Elephant in South Luangwa National Park

    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. [...]

Cruises

  • 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. [...]
  • Royal Clipper
    The first glimpse of her, across the harbor in Civitavecchia, made my heart jump — how I love this ship! And then our driver blew right past Royal Clipper . . . he was [...]
  • Royal Clipper near Soufriere, St. Lucia
    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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  • The Christmas tree in front of Santa Maria del Fiore

    My Room with a View

    38 Comments

    In those winter nights next to the Duomo, life came back to me. It’s an 88 step climb to a week I now carry with me always. Paolo opened the door of my taxi. [...]
  • To Miss New Orleans

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    The city winds in and out of my consciousness, a strong part of who I am. I know the map of the French Quarter like the palm of my hand. I should. A master taught me. Clint [...]

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