As long-term travelers, we learned long ago that to enjoy ourselves, we have to pace ourselves. It’s always about quality over quantity. We see what we see, and as for the things we miss, well, there’s always next time.
Lovers traveling to a special place, strolling hand-in-hand, making a vow, and leaving behind a symbol of their enduring love – what could be more romantic?
Digging bomb shelters sounds miserable and can’t be happy work. There’s the dark, dank, underground drudgery, and then there’s, well, the threat that the bombs will arrive before the job is finished.
Hands down, my favorite piece of Mexican pottery is the Day of The Dead Wedding Couple. This is one of the most hilarious and delightful pieces of art that I’ve seen in forever. I liked it so much that I can see this pair sitting atop my tombstone. That would wake up the neighbors. Be …
It’s Halloween, so we’ve resurrected “Betty Brains” . . . She started her life as an elegant hat model in an upscale Dallas department store. Her long, swan-like neck and regal bearing were her best features. And although she was glamorous in netting and sequins, feathers were her forte.
One of the basic requirements for successful travel is knowing that where you want to go, is in fact, where you’re going. As obvious as this sounds, travel blogs (including ours) are littered with stories of taking the wrong bus, train, road, or street, and ending up in the wrong place. This is exactly the …
This modest, shell-encrusted box doesn’t complain as it sits, day after day, on a Miami Beach tourist shop shelf. It dreams about a change of scenery and some relief from the heat; going home with a Minnesota tourist would be nice.
Whether we realize it or not, in addition to luggage, most travelers carry a part of their homeland with them when they venture abroad. Serious travelers want to experience the local culture; food, art, music and history, but we don’t totally re-invent ourselves in foreign countries.