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Sweet (& suite) home, Chicago

I’ve had a few pieces published recently about my whirlwind trip to Chicago in the fall (whirlwind not only because I was there for just two nights, but also because I departed just 15 hours after I’d arrived home from my Scotland / Iceland trip!). 114 more words


Best hotels of 2016

2016 was a slower year of travel for me, where I only got to four continents (I know, cry me a river….). My preference is usually to travel in the… 216 more words


Visiting "Flyover America"

I faced a difficult decision after the American election. I was invited on a press trip to Branson, Missouri — a red state in what some call the mid-West and what others call the South. 198 more words


Kauai, Hawaii

I had my first trip to the island of Kauai last month. I was surprised by how each Hawaiian island is so different (I’ve been to Maui, Oahu and the big Island). 184 more words


Oh the mentions!

I thought it was pretty cool to be mentioned in two recent pieces by other writers.

  • Sara Dobak, a UK writer who blogs at TravelContinuum.com, included my website in her list of…
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Saving cheetahs, from very close up

When I snapped the photo of this cheetah, I was sitting on the sand, about three metres away from him.  He and his two brothers had just finished chasing a troop of baboons, and our group of six travellers, ranger and guide were quietly watching them. 126 more words


Say lychees: Becoming a celebrity in China

Interesting things happen when you travel off the beaten path.

When you go to places where tourists are scarce, you see more interesting things and have more interesting experiences. 117 more words