Category Archives: Travel

Leaving was my thing. Being left behind is my new thing.

For most of my life, I was always the one doing the leaving. I was the leaver. I left the state I was born in within a couple of years. I left the next state after 1st grade, and then … Continue reading

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Do you travel to MOVE or to BE MOVED … that’s the question

I heard these words in an interview with Pico Iyer today on the Art of Stillness. Loved them. Worthy of replay. Worthy of imprinting. Worthy of reflection. And, above all, must be shared. Maine made sense now. This explained why … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Starbucks-Quiche-Texts-from-Peru-Cranks-Christmas

Even though I can senseĀ a web of support surrounding us in this community, we’re flying solo now. Thanks to Viber and WhatsApp all our devices light up in the middle of the night with texts from a faraway place called … Continue reading

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5 Life Lessons from living a month out of a suitcase

Back in a house full of “stuff” this week after a month on the road, I rather miss the simplicity of managing a single travel bag, instead of a whole house. Transitioning back home I’m reflecting on the life lessons … Continue reading

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High heels and tailored dresses – a new tourist uniform in Europe?

Who are these fashion mannequins touring Florence, Venice, Rome, Milan, Perugia? Why am I the only one looking like I should be hiking around a state park back in the US? My golden rules for travel packing were clearly not … Continue reading

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No Photography Permitted – what a relief!

I have this idea that I’m going to be able to somehow bottle up my vacation, the sounds, the smells, the sights, the whole experience in the oodles of pictures I take on trips. I snap, focus, position, frame, change … Continue reading

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Wardrobe alert: Incoming pasta threat

Day 2 on the ground in Italy, and I’m wondering if I shouldn’t have actually brought different clothes. Never mind what I said in the last post about this. I don’t mean more clothes, or warmer, or cooler, or different … Continue reading

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