Love on the Same Street

Whether it was the communal tea cups in Myanmar street food stalls, the hotel in Sri Lanka whose only housekeeping between guests was to straighten the sheet, or the row of used soaps… Continue reading

Bucharest’s Ugliest Street and Weirdest Hotel

It may be the ugliest street in Old Town Bucharest. So much so in fact, that I took a photo there on my first trip, without noticing the hotel behind me. But it’s… Continue reading

Bucharest Gifts and Mailing List Debut

I’ll be honest, I don’t always read the newsletters I sign up for. Who has the time? So now that I’m going to be producing one, can I help people not feel that… Continue reading

Time to go!

At least two reasons are telling me not to say this, but it’s time. Because my flight leaves in five hours, so since I haven’t gotten any cancellation emails and my covid test… Continue reading

2021 in review

Did anyone else feel like 2020 was a big, ominously wet, downright stinky blanket that landed on our lives and smothered the sparks that otherwise would have turned into “I did this cool… Continue reading

All I want for Christmas is a sneak preview of the itinerary…

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I’ve been revamping the Romania tour for better covid safety, and in preparation to a formal launch on the affiliated website, and would like to share a preview of… Continue reading

Should we still travel during Covid? How?

One can’t help but wonder if the age of big bus tours is over. Fifty eight people packed into a coach, going together to the postcard sites and commission-paying shops for two weeks?… Continue reading

The Legacy of Romanian Orphanages

My eyes read headlines through layers of experiences not my own. Other places can teach us crucial lessons, and then travel there can make those lessons all the more accessible and compelling. So… Continue reading

Mexican Memories on the Wind

Mornings on the Campeche coast were a space of growing golden light and sea breezes in from the Gulf of Mexico. Both would drift through the wide open windows, which reached nearly from… Continue reading

Nourishment

Thank goodness for the dog. My couchsurfing host in Vitoria, in the Spanish Basque country, was taking a class on medieval iconography whose final field trip was the next day, and she wanted… Continue reading