Travel Thoughts

December 6, 2015
5 Great Holiday Gifts For Travelers premium
It’s that time of the year, and once again, I haven’t begun my holiday shopping. A leopard doesn’t change her spots just because she moves to France, you know? These days I don’t spend too much time shopping, therefore my 2015 gift guide isn’t quite as robust as the ones from 2013 and 2014. BUT, […]
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October 10, 2015
I can’t give you the world: A letter to my niece on her 18th birthday premium
Dear Kennedy, I know it’s cliché, but I can’t believe that you’re actually 18-years old. I vividly remember receiving the call the day you were born. Your once red hair has turned to brown, and you have morphed into a young lady in what seems like a blink of the eye. You drive, date, and […]
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Find Your France premium
Most of us have something for which we yearn. Without it we feel a void, an aching that can only be satisfied with it present in our lives. I’ve been fortunate to find several passions during my four decades, two of which are travel and writing. Although a few have flickered out, my obsessive pursuit […]
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January 20, 2015
Life’s a Trip, then you have a Double Mastectomy premium
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Angelina Jolie. No, not for being multi-talented, charitable, and ridiculously attractive, but instead for publishing her op-ed piece in The New York Times. Because of Angelina’s 2013 article, “My Medical Choice,” I no longer have to explain in great depth why I’m choosing to have a double […]
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December 28, 2014
My Travel Year in Instagram Photos for 2014 premium
It’s the end of the year, which means a time of reflection. I’ve always believed that travel isn’t just about the places I go, but the people I meet along the way. And throughout these past twelve months, I’ve encountered and befriended many inspiring and wonderful people, who have helped make this exceptional travel year […]
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Extraordinary Experiences & Giveaway from Four Seasons premium
Novelist, Rodman Philbrick, wrote, “The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you.” As someone who has accumulated an abundance of material possessions, it’s taken decades to figure out that I just don’t need that much in order to be happy. Of course, old […]
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