I have visited 7 continents and 80 countries. I have lived in 9 different countries. I speak English, Spanish, French, and Russian. I like to hike, ski, dive, eat, drink, and wander the wonders of the world.

How Just One Movie Can Inspire Your Travel

| Reading Time 2 minuteSometimes life imitates art. Sometimes life inspires art. Sometimes art inspires life. When I first saw the “resting place of the Holy Grail” in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade then learned it was a real place, Petra, Jordan, it became a... Read More

Your data is at risk when you travel

| Reading Time 3 minuteA dreadful day 25Aug2017 was a day everyone dreads. I was happily typing on my laptop when a background app locked up. I tried to kill the offending app but Task Manager wouldn’t open. Then the whole screen went black and the laptop crashed. As... Read More

Want to learn how to be the smartest traveler in the world?

| Reading Time 3 minuteThe Smartest World Travelers Always Learn These Two Words As someone who is conversational in Spanish, French, and Russian and can get by in Italian and German, with a smattering of Hebrew and Arabic, trust me when I say, if you’re going... Read More

Postcards aren’t obsolete in the digital age

| Reading Time 2 minuteI send postcards. I send a lot of postcards. Why because my friends and family live vicariously through my travels and adventures. And everyone likes real mail. It started on that Soviet Union trip in ’88 and continues. Over the years my... Read More

Chasing Waterfalls on the Black Forest High Road

| Reading Time 4 minuteWhen I first moved to Germany I didn’t know much German. I was forced to learn some just to find my way around the streets and menus. One of the challenges was reading road signs at 120kph. It’s especially tough on twisty Black Forest... Read More

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