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...
Seven surprising things I’ve discovered about Amsterdam

Seven surprising things I’ve discovered about Amsterdam

I confess.  I am a bonefide snob.  A travel snob. A corporate client recently chose a major European city for his incentive program.  I’d given him Cuba … where I had secured the two finest hotels in the country … and yet he chose a major European...
“So, you think you can write?”

“So, you think you can write?”

This is my 100th weekly blog.                    Woo hoo!                                    Talk about a journey . . . I have a few people to acknowledge on the occasion of this momentous achievement: No thanks to someone who, early on, was the most vicious critic...
On a dark, desert highway …

On a dark, desert highway …

(No) cool wind in my hair… I was in the desert but this was not a highway – rather a dusty road with a rutted surface like a washboard. But it was dark – and getting darker. And I was lost. I’d passed a hitchhiker a couple of miles back and...
My Top 12 Travel Memories for 2014

My Top 12 Travel Memories for 2014

“This one will be easy!” That’s what I told myself. A typically appropriate end-of-year piece.  Should be able to knock this one out quickly.  My Top Twelve Travel Memories of 2014! Whoa!  When I looked at my “Last 12 Months” folder in...
Celebrating My “Sweet Sixtieth”

Celebrating My “Sweet Sixtieth”

I’m two days shy of my sixtieth birthday. Conventional thinking would suggest that I’m past my prime and that I’m on the downhill slide. Not so.  I’m happier, healthier, more fulfilled and having more fun than I’ve ever had in my life....