Give your old travel photos a new digital life

Give your old travel photos a new digital life

| Reading Time 5 minuteTwo good friends have privately commented on the quality of my travel photos on the site. And they are right. Some of the quality is, let’s say, not great. But I wanted to use them. Why is that? Well, you may have realized that digital...
Why I didn’t get shushed in the Sistine Chapel

Why I didn’t get shushed in the Sistine Chapel

| Reading Time 4 minuteA tale of two trips to Italy. There are times when solo travel is the only option and times when it’s a conscious choice. The stigma of solo travel is fading more and more. There are advantages of solo travel. No arguing over where to have...
How Just One Movie Can Inspire Your Travel

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

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...
Postcards aren’t obsolete in the digital age

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...
How to see the Sicily Countryside – a Roadtrip

How to see the Sicily Countryside – a Roadtrip

| Reading Time 6 minuteSaved Money, But Not Time I don’t know what it is about Sicily that makes me want to go back there again and again, but that basically sums up my relationship with the island west of the “toe” of Italy’s “boot.” Tobias and I accidentally booked...
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