Without a Post

Without a Post

For the first time in a decade, I went on a trip and didn’t blog about it. And I swear, my body experienced something of a withdrawal. My hands, so used to jotting notes throughout the day whenever I travel, felt restless with nothing to do. My fingers almost twitched at times. My arm would […]

Grounded

Grounded

Every so often, my traveling comes to a halt. Trip ideas get filed away because I’ve run out of travel money. I don’t take for granted that I’m lucky to travel as often as I do. But when traveling is so integral to my raison d’être, it’s hard to fill the void when I have […]

Returning

Returning

I used to visit favorite cities fairly regularly – London, Paris, and Florence in particular.  I somehow managed to find a reason, whether visiting a friend who was studying or working abroad, or attending a conference that I justified as critical to my career development.  But as I ventured out on trips to new continents, […]

Rain

Rain

Rain gets a bad rap when it comes to vacations.  Yet rain has resulted in some of my favorite travel experiences.  From a rained out beach weekend where I found unexpected pleasure in staying in bed and watching old movies, to another rained out beach weekend where I discovered a local arcade and spent an […]

Barrels

Barrels

I never really gave much thought to barrels. They look cool when used in hipster home decor.  They are a necessary feature of any rodeo clown.  And, of course, they have a practical purpose as a container. But on my first trip to Scotland, during my first visit to a whisky distillery, I learned how […]