Looking at Life a Little Differently

Looking at Life a Little Differently

Yesterday was chemo day. It was (thankfully) another uneventful session without any negative effects. I swear they’ve been giving me sugar water! It’s quite possibly my last treatment. I’ll find out in July, after another CT scan, if the lymph nodes...
Now THAT’S a Good Idea!

Now THAT’S a Good Idea!

I love a good idea. Especially when it’s a fresh re-think of an established, long-held – but not necessarily logical – concept or practice. For example . . . Check-in/check-out times. Almost without exception, hotels require you to check out at...
Full of bologna (or boloney?)

Full of bologna (or boloney?)

Last month I embarked on a rather unusual journey: 1) It was a vacation – absolutely no hotel inspections were planned, and 2) it wasn’t an international trip for a change. Though I did travel to another world, for sure! Over the last two weeks, I blogged...
Planes, Trains and Automobiles … & more

Planes, Trains and Automobiles … & more

You may not believe this, but sometimes I just run out of ideas for this blog. So I went to my team for inspiration and they came up with a good one: different modes of transportation! Over the 40 years we’ve been arranging group travel, we have incorporated a...
A Dozen or so Reasons Not to Travel

A Dozen or so Reasons Not to Travel

I’m writing a book about travel. Foreign travel. Transformational travel. Not about how to travel, or where. But why to travel. Far away. To weird places. The weirder, the better. I hope to inspire more people to travel, to venture away from the familiar. But not...
Pura Vida? You betcha!

Pura Vida? You betcha!

  Question: Can one go to Costa Rica (rich coast) and enjoy a non-coastal experience? Answer: Absolutely! I was fortunate to have received an invitation from Auberge Resorts – a collection of world-class boutique hotels – to visit their property in...