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This Is Not a Travelogue

I have found myself in one of those massive, 5-star condo/resort things that Americans seem to like. I can’t stop marveling at the sheer size of it. Everything is overwhelming. Too big. My “suite” is nearly larger than my actual … Continue reading

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A Country Called “Home”

I’ve always been fascinated by maps. And globes. Atlases. I can lose myself for hours turning pages. I have an old atlas that was a gift when I was a child. I pore over it, looking at the names of … Continue reading

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6 Essential Life Hacks for Baby Boomers

Problem: Caps lock is not your friend. Why is it so difficult to understand this one simple rule of etiquette? You also are not authorized to use text speak. Solution: Look at the left side of your keyboard. Touch the … Continue reading

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The 8 People I Never Want To Travel With (Again)

I’ve always been comfortable traveling solo, but I’ve had a lot of travel partners over the years, too. My favorite travel buddy of all time went and got married, which is great for him, but royally sucks for me. For … Continue reading

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Breeding and the Single Girl

So, this post is not really about travel, except tangentially. Also, it’s long. Also, pottymouth. You’ve been warned. Short version: I don’t have children. Here’s why. Long version: It all started when a very good friend of mine wrote a … Continue reading

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Serendipity, Part 3

In Georgia, I arranged for a driver, Zura, to take me to a little farm in the countryside, famous for its biodynamic gardens. I would spend one night on my own with the family, and then meet up with some … Continue reading

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Serendipity, Part 2

My trip to Thailand held a similar surprise. I was there for a research trip, and had planned to trek around on my own for a couple of weeks tacked on at the end. I was headed to Koh Tao … Continue reading

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Serendipity, Part 1

All travelers eventually find themselves in a particular boat: the boat of No Hope At All. Everything has gone wrong, a series of poor choices has collided with fickle fate, you missed your flight, the cab driver drove off with … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I confess: I’m a bit cynical at times. I’m sure that comes as a shock. But I’ve been feeling pretty low lately–a sort of low-grade, general malaise that I can’t seem to shake off. And *that* isn’t normal for me. … Continue reading

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Guns, Sweat, and Fears

Like a lot of people who are not gun owners, I don’t know much about them, don’t like them, and pretty much wish they didn’t exist. See, I grew up around guns. My grandparents were hunters and competitive skeet shooters; … Continue reading

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