OMG: Falling through Delta’s cracks

OMG: Falling through Delta’s cracks

I’m in the travel business, right? I’m also a bright cookie (I know this because my mother’s been telling me that my whole life).  So, really, WTF happened that I found myself on the phone with Delta, ten days before leaving for Bali, saying: “What do you mean we have a ten-hour layover in Tokyo? … Continued

The Hotel Contintental, Saigon

Back in 2005 at the end of our first trip to Southeast Asia, we washed up in Saigon, like countless foreigners and expats before us.  The 70s were long gone and the war but a distant memory, but we thought, if we can swing it we should stay at the Continental, famous during the American … Continued

Eating my way through Italy: a food tour in Rome

On my recent trip to Italy I was motivated by one thing and one thing alone: to find the best food. In a culinary country such as Italy I didn’t expect to have much trouble. Even the cheap pizza or gelato that was obviously less-than-authentic tasted better than anything I’d had before. Maybe it was … Continued

From Pasto to Tumaco in Colombia

Hitchhiking in North America has now become a forgotten art, mostly due to our fears and insecurities.  It is no longer fashionable to trust strangers.  Over time, though, I have developed hitching into a high, if personal, method of travel.  Many songs have been written about thumbing the highway, but the sensations and benefits of … Continued

St. Basil's, Moscow

Trans-Siberian Train – Part 1

Getting Started The Trans-Siberian Express – a train ride that I had wanted to take for so long,  but it was so far off the beaten path that I had put it on the back burner.  Don’t misunderstand – I love off-the-beaten-path destinations, but Siberia seemed too remote, even for me. I don’t know why … Continued

Fisher’s Island NY: When the Music Mattered

In the fall of 1989 I made a weekend trip with a friend to Fisher’s Island, NY.  I was looking for a place to visit for a one night jaunt, near enough to Poughkeepsie NY to facilitate a drive from Montreal to that unremarkable town, and then continue the same day to our final destination. … Continued

Cambodia, a Journey of Discovery

Anyone wishing to visit Cambodia will uncover a country that is both beautiful and mysterious.  For too long Cambodia was associated with the murderous regime of Pol Pot and his cronies and the country is still recovering from this 20th century tragedy.  Naturally, there are plenty of memorials to this terrible episode in Cambodia’s history … Continued

A new perspective on Egyptian Tourism

Once again, Egypt has been in recent news; this time for an attack in the Sinai that has absolutely nothing to do with tourism, but is reported as yet another reason for tourists to stay home. The recent kidnapping of an American minister and two other tourists by Bedouin intent on gaining prison release of a family member was … Continued

NEVER ENOUGH MEXICO!

  We live in Mexico, so you might ask why we choose to travel in Mexico. Well, we don’t always. But sometimes it’s tough going anyplace else, because this is a fantastic and fascinating country! Last year we spent five wonderful months in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco; so when we started planning how to spend … Continued

Champagne Ponds of Hawaii

Big Island, Hawaii We stopped at the hard, black lava rock road in my 4 wheel drive Tucson. While technically, my car was four wheel drive, it’s suspension was not high enough to handle most 4 wheel drive jobs on Big Island. After a few chunky clanks to the chassis, I backed out of the … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel