Memsahib* in India

Memsahib* in India

* “Memsahib” was used to refer to or address white women in India, especially during the period of British rule.  One of the many blessings of my career is the opportunity to collaborate with people who become friends. Philippa Kaye is one such person...
For Goodness Sake: Travel!

For Goodness Sake: Travel!

For a long time, I’ve been on a soapbox about how international travel can be a force for good in the world. I bookmark stories about the positive, transformational impact of travel experiences. Here are three of my favorites: Several years ago, a young college...
Come with me to India – you’ll NEVER regret it!

Come with me to India – you’ll NEVER regret it!

India – more than any other country I’ve ever visited – created a deep, lasting impression on me. Traveling through India from south to north as a solo backpacker-on-the-cheap in the late 70s, I stood on a street corner and watched well-to-do travelers...
Oh, The People We’ll Meet!

Oh, The People We’ll Meet!

Whenever I’m asked, “What’s your favorite country?” my response always elicits a quizzical look. “Really?” they ask – always with incredulity. “Why India, of all places?” I’m then at a loss for words as to...
India, re-visited

India, re-visited

My old journal is in pretty good shape considering what it went through all those many years ago.   Onto the very first page of the pocket-sized 6-ring binder, I printed my name, Saginaw address, and my Metropolitan Life Insurance policy number. The 3×5...
Ellen Goes to India

Ellen Goes to India

~by Guest Blogger, Ellen Gruetzmacher Last week I chronicled my teenage travel experiences and the resulting travel bug bite. I left off at the surprise announcement that I – who had been told that my job with CTP would not involve travel – would be traveling to...