So San Francisco

You awaken to the cable car sounds below. The mist lifts and the sun finds your face among the tall buildings. The Ferry Building is alive outside with its weekend marketplace. Your senses sing praise to the offered bits of peaches and pluots, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, pickled vegetables, salmon, pastry, honey, lavender, sea salt and … More So San Francisco

Kali̱méra, Rodos

  This morning’s arrival into port was heralded by a light show with bells in Rhodes, Greece. The sun was appropriately brilliant on this “island of the sun.”  Our guide identified Kalithea (meaning “the best view”) and Lindos, our destination, as where “The Guns of Navarone” was filmed in 1962. Dropped off on a hill above the … More Kali̱méra, Rodos

Desert Senses

A cottontail crossed my path today, a fluffy blur from the corner of my eye.  Jumping chollas seem to take chase. The Sonoran desert is yet more alive after unseasonable rainstorms. Jumbled pillars invite creatures to perch on top. Brilliant blue to twenty shades of gray skies are luminous. After the cloudburst, all is pristine. … More Desert Senses

A Slice of Athens

In the 12 day eastern Mediterranean cruise, the days and wine flow.  Among wonders of the world we are moved and incredulous. The ancient ruins unfold before visitors from all corners of the globe. In Athens, our port time was satisfying on all accounts. The ship docked early. The day was a sunny 70 degrees. … More A Slice of Athens

Nawlins Nails It

We relished a New Orleans adventure in December 2014!  Three nights at the iconic Hotel Monteleone was the superb prize awarded by NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) for my 2013 Galapagos story. Previous trips there for business or pleasure took place pre-Katrina. Subsequently, our travel style and focus have transitioned a bit.  Yet this city’s people, culture, history, … More Nawlins Nails It