Category Archives: travel

An Insider’s Guide to New York City

Welcome to the Big Apple!  They say that the best way to experience a city is to act like a local. I couldn’t agree more. I’m sure that you can spot out-of-towners a mile away wherever it is you’re from … Continue reading

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Balut!

Some exotic vacations engender envy. Mine often bring concerned expressions from friends and neighbors. (“Um, Uzbekistan?”) One I took last month fell into the latter category, with an added helping of rude comments about pole dancers and the like. But … Continue reading

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The Haves and the Have Mores

Make sure you’re sitting down when you read this. Ready? Here goes: In certain unknown corners of the world there is a “money-based caste system” in operation. Crazy, right? I read this in an interesting but somewhat tone-deaf front page … Continue reading

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Hot Chicken!

I think I’m in love … with a bird. Last week I traveled to Nashville with the cover story of accompanying my  oldest son on a tour of Vanderbilt and to visit my little sister. At the top of my agenda, … Continue reading

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Ninjas, Soba, and Buddhism

So I’ve been remiss in updating this blog, especially considering the fact that the whole family spent two weeks in Japan over the summer. It practically provided me with years of material, but where to begin? We saw so much! … Continue reading

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