I was standing in Five Guys, waiting for my take-out order, when a song came over their sound system that immediately took me back to my days frolicking around Spain. I spent a semester studying […]
As we approach almost a year since our passports began gathering dust and our suitcases took up permanent residence in a closet (Or is it under my bed? It’s been so long since I’ve looked […]
Nobody is traveling. Everybody is traveling. In a Dickensian “best of times, worst of times” year, it seems we’ve all rediscovered the joys of a road trip. I was thinking about this recently while sitting […]
The Unexpected End of the Bucket List
from my “revisiting” series….. For the longest time, I have talked about how my visit to Angkor Wat was my first experience with over-tourism. Except, it wasn’t really. I had encountered crowds in Venice and […]
One Night in bangkok
from my “revisiting” series…. I didn’t expect Bangkok to leave such an impression. It was a layover stop, a twenty-four hour break to help me recover from jet-lag. A friend who was going to Laos […]
from my “revisiting” series….. I fumbled in the dark for the leg from my tripod. I had managed to get a glimpse of it as it fell off and sank into a mound of snow. […]
What did I Miss?
from my “revisiting” series…. Remember in the movie Vacation, when they finally get to Walley World after a long and crazy journey, only to discover that it’s closed? That’s kind of what happened to me […]
from my “revisiting” series…… We went to Mexico because of my mother. She wanted to go on a heritage trip. The itinerary was based on her family roots. Then we added a stop in San […]
Out of Africa
I’ve always found July in Washington to be depressing. The weather is hot and muggy, with the evening hours offering little relief. Storms are a given, arriving fast and violent. The grass has turned a […]
Where Do We Go Now?
In the beginning, back in March, I didn’t mind not being able to travel. Since nobody was able to travel, I felt a sense of camaraderie with my fellow hunker-downers (to borrow Leslie Jordan’s phrase). […]