Category: Destinations

More challenges for traveling to Cuba

Interesting piece from AFAR Magazine detailing more challenges for Americans traveling to Cuba post-embargo.  Bottom line: A.  Don’t believe what you’re hearing about using credit cards or phones in Cuba – its not happening yet; B.  Go with a travel company,…

Musings of Cuba – Volume Two

The importance of setting expectations, whiny travelers and making unlikely connections in the wee hours of the morning There is a hotel in downtown Havana that holds a special place in my heart. It is called the Hotel Sevilla. The history of…

Musings of Cuba – Volume One

As Obama plans to resume government relations with Cuba, I can’t help but remember some of my experiences traveling here, such wonderful memories – funny and sometimes nerve-wracking times spent escorting small groups to this “forbidden” island nation.  I thought it…

Chasing Tilly Divine

How the writer sought one bad ass chick and in so doing, found another. Recently I have felt the inkling of a sea change, leading me to believe that after over a year of living this new life of mine, in…

Sayulita Siren Song

I’ve been singing the praises of Sayulita, Mexico for years now.  There is something simply magical about this sleepy little village – a vibe, an energy, a kindred spirit, that swept me up on sight.  My family and I consider…

L.A. Dodgers Play Team Australia

MLB working double time to bring baseball to Australia. Spent more than $2 million to fly in the perfect baseball turf to convert the cricket pitch to a baseball diamond (diamond surely trumps pitch). Vendors slinging cracker jacks, cokes and…

Sydney House Hunting

Well…never a dull moment.  A big day today.  Did our first grocery shop – super easy.  Much easier than I recall the last time we lived in Sydney, when you had to run hither and yon and then schlepp it…

Walking the (High) Line

The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High…

T+L Coolest Hotel Bathtubs

Travel + Leisure has just released their list of “coolest hotel bathtubs”.  Among the list, Bambu Indah in Bali, a very special, unusual property just outside of Ubud, where Stu and I have stayed.  Every beautiful detail of Bambu Indah…