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  • cactus in Tucson Arizona, Sonoran Desert, Santa Catalina Mountains, Sabino Canyon

    Weekend Wedding and Giant Cactus in Arizona

    Two weeks ago, I flew back home to New York for one important occasion.  I was supposed to head off to Nepal and Southeast Asia for another month after my southern African jaunt, and…

    December 6, 2013
  • Where There’s Water… A Photo Essay

      Where there’s water, I’m at my happiest moment.   Today’s Tuesday Travel Photos series is a photo essay featuring all kinds of bodies of water in celebration of the summer season. Whether it…

    July 17, 2012
  • The Crabs Shack, Savannah, Georgia

    Crab Shack Heaven at Tybee Island

    An ideal one-day getaway from all the history and sheer beauty of historic Savannah is Tybee Island. Since I didn’t read much about Tybee, I had no expectations whatsoever. We simply packed sunscreen, the…

    July 6, 2012
  • Highlights of a Southern Belle: Savannah

    In the first half of the 20th century, someone once called Savannah ‘a beautiful woman with a dirty face‘ as John Berendt wrote in his acclaimed non-fiction novel ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good…

    June 22, 2012
  • An American Natural Wonder: the Grand Canyon

    A couple of days prior to my older sister’s wedding in Vegas, a group of us decided to take a day trip out to one of the greatest, natural wonders of the United States:…

    March 30, 2012
  • 2011: A [travel] Year in Review

    “It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy descripton… For a while after you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where…

    December 30, 2011