Posts filed under: Thoughts From Abroad

“Guadalupe is part of France,” our French driver mentioned offhandedly yesterday on our Sancerre wine tour.  “Same politics, same benefits, it’s basically mainland France in the Caribbean.”  Damn, I thought,...
Next week, I’ll be looking back at my life.  I’m attending a reunion with 40 people from my Remote Year family- most of whom I haven’t seen in 2 years. ...
It’s been 3 years now and I get asked all the time how I manage to travel on my own.  Do I wish I had someone else to share my...
It’s been months since I’ve published anything I’m proud of.  Not that I haven’t tried- I have.  But sometimes it’s easier and safer to write about places and weather instead...
Visiting the English Coast While trekking around England the past couple of weeks, I’ve stayed in two seaside towns looking after small dogs: a pair of dachshunds (a miniature smooth...
The Rules of Coziness It seems we need to create a practice around everything nowadays.  Simple concepts need books to define them and classes to teach them… like meditation and...
I met up with an old college friend this morning on a stopover in San Francisco.  Our rendezvous flew by as we both tried to fill each other in on...
Life in the Arctic Adrenaline floods your body as you throw back the blankets of animal furs and climb into the cold air.  It’s 3am.  The sounds of drumbeats and...
One of my first interviews out of college was on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in New York City.  After spending a frenzied hour in the QQQ (or...
Summer in Alaska? A house sitter opportunity titled ‘Summer in Alaska?‘ caught my eye.  Is that a rhetorical question?  I applied and was accepted, securing a trip to Alaska after...