I would love to visit Malta. You may be thinking, “Never heard of it!” or “Why Malta?” Well, read on friends and I will tell you why Malta is in the top ten of my Travel Shortlist. Located off the coast of Sicily in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese archipelago is comprised of several islands, three of which are inhabited. These … Read more Travel Shortlist – MALTA: Why I Want to Go
Bucket List, Schmucket List!
If you love travel, you most certainly have places around the world that you dream about visiting. Perhaps this is a place you have always longed to go or it may be brand new to you. You also probably have some activities you want to try or some other goal to accomplish in your travels; … Read more Bucket List, Schmucket List!
8 Things to Do When You Can’t Travel!
Wish you were traveling but stuck at home? Not all of us are able to make travel our full-time jobs. If you are like me, you’d always rather be traveling, but need to do the 9-to-5 gig to pay the bills. So what to do with the time between trips? Read on for some suggestions! … Read more 8 Things to Do When You Can’t Travel!
Quietude for the Literary Traveler at Gladstone’s Library
Travel is a busy affair. We rush to catch planes and trains. We march at a fast pace through a new city hoping to see as much as possible before our visit expires. We consume new experiences and food. Always with forward motion. I had just spent two weeks doing just that. First Belfast, … Read more Quietude for the Literary Traveler at Gladstone’s Library
Catching a Brewers Game at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Remember that heat wave that a lot of the country went through a week or so ago? Yeah, that was the day of the big Brewers-Cubs outing that one of our favorite local bars holds each year and we had tickets. It’s something to look forward to every year with food, drinks, friends, and baseball. … Read more Catching a Brewers Game at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Phi Leh: Bay of Great Beauty and Important Decisions
I close my eyes and tilt my head back sending a smile towards the sky. I lean back and dig my hands into the white sand. This feeling cannot be compared to any other. So, this is it then. I am here. This is the moment when a dream came true. This is the same … Read more Phi Leh: Bay of Great Beauty and Important Decisions
Driving in South Africa
Many people do not feel comfortable driving in a new country. I can understand this; perhaps people there drive on the other side of the street than you are used to or sit on the opposite side of the car or the signs are in a completely different language. All of this combined with not … Read more Driving in South Africa
Shakespeare (and George Whitman) & Company
Paris, early 1980s: I was your standard-issue teen backpacker, clutching the requisite copy of Europe on Five Dollars a Day. Shy. Bookish. Not terribly independent, but on my own nonetheless, on my first day in Paris. I spent most of that first day sitting in the sun on the steps of Notre Dame, daydreaming and writing in a spiral … Read more Shakespeare (and George Whitman) & Company
Street Art in Johannesburg: A Photo Gallery
Johannesburg is an amazing city to visit for many reasons, not the least of which is a burgeoning art scene in several up-and-coming neighborhoods. One of these neighborhoods is Maboneng, which is undergoing a renaissance of art, culture, music, food, and life. More about Maboneng will be included in a future post but this one … Read more Street Art in Johannesburg: A Photo Gallery
In Memoriam: A Photo Essay of Arlington National Cemetery
Each year on the last Monday in May, the United States observes Memorial Day. This day is set aside to honor those who died while serving in the US military. While some use this long weekend as a time to rest, barbecue, or shop at one of the many sales at their local shopping malls, … Read more In Memoriam: A Photo Essay of Arlington National Cemetery