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Solo Travel – It’s Good for the Soul

I loved my stolen afternoon at Filoli for many reasons, but this time, in addition to lifting my heart and spirits with the beauty that always awaits me there, visiting alone gave me a great opportunity to renew my acquaintance with myself.

Vacation Rentals – The Inside Scoop

"Everything was just perfect once we finally adjusted to the barking dog down the street!" "You really don't need air conditioning in July in Florence," and other myths revealed.

Our Mexican Jungle Adventure

After an evening of furious computer pounding, sighs and whispered expletives, my husband gleefully announced that he had snared the perfect reservations and flights for a long-awaited voyage around South America’s southern-most tip. Penguins were in our future! While we celebrated this coup, we began comparing notes about our favorite …

Why We Travel

“Would you look at that?” Tim whispered as we stood under the electronic sign listing regional train departures from London’s Waterloo station.  He inclined his head slightly toward a stocky young woman wearing thigh-high black studded boots. She had chosen a white skirt printed with wide, black, horizontal stripes, which …

The Globe-Trotting Gardener

  I am passionate about gardens.  I have sought out and admired massive public displays, royal palace extravaganzas, tiny cottage gardens,  and even lush container gardens in nearly every city I have visited. Gardens speak volumes about the people who made them, so they tell us much about the culture …

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