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“Wanna get a little closer to them?  It’s not raining.” “It’s raining,”  I replied dryly. We spent almost a month living from our tents while traveling throughout Scotland.  I’d like...
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It’s all Still There – Even a Pair of Ice Skates. 

In a tiny village in Croatia, only forty-five minutes from well-known Dubrovnik exists an old stone farmhouse.  The home tumbles down more and more each year since the last woman to... Read More

My Home Weighs Three Pounds. How Much Does Yours Weigh?

It’s lightweight and packs down small.  It’s home.  How can a tent that barely fits two bodies make someone smile after a long day on the road or trail?  You’d... Read More

I’ll call you soon mom; I promise.

The Isle of Skye in Scotland is one of the country’s most well-known islands.  The landscape is fantastical, indeed it has been the backdrop to many a movie that includes... Read More

Porsenna and His Labyrinth

Umbria, Italy The Etruscans.  I roll the name around on my tongue and am filled with delight at its sound and a curiosity to learn more about who these people... Read More

I Quit Eating Crabs in Krabi Town

Krabi Town, Thailand Most stay one or two nights, spending a few hours seeing famous Railay Beach, then leaving for more popular destinations such as Koh Phi Phi or Koh Lanta. ... Read More

Enough with the Puns

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand I’m on the upper deck of the ferry, shuttling from the riotous island to the calmer mainland.  The boat is full of twenty-somethings tired from a... Read More