December 12, 2016

Celebration in Stone at

Celebration time: I’m honored that my travel essay, “Moorstones,” is featured beginning today as the “editor’s choice” on the website and on The story recounts my trans-formative visits to the enigmatic ancient stone shrine at … Continued

Filed under: Cornwall, England, Europe, Stories, Travel Writing

October 16, 2014

Exploring Cornwall’s ancient and mysterious stones

Cornwall’s ancient stone sites offer haunting landscapes and ancient mysteries

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September 9, 2014

Negotiating train kiosks in England

I have to admit that, for someone who travels a great deal, I am sometimes confused by ticket kiosks. And there’ll be a lot of them on my upcoming trip to England. For anyone whose similarly prone to confusion, here’s a simple guide and quick video that explains the process.

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August 29, 2013

Touring Iran: What’s a woman to wear?

Used to traveling to wild places with Jack—where river crossings, jungle treks, temple climbing and cave crawling are the norm—my idea of travel fashion generally focueses on sturdy shoes, sun-blocking shirts, and my favorite jungle pants. But … Continued

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August 16, 2013

Join us in Paris by the Bay to celebrate publication of the new travel anthology Wandering in Paris

Wandering in Paris: New travel anthology celebrates the City of Light

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August 7, 2013

Searching for the Anasazi: Betatakin Ruin at Navajo National Monument

Searching for the Anasazi: Betatakin Ruin at Navajo National Monument

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August 6, 2013

Ancient Persia, Modern Iran: What to read before you go

Traveling to Iran? Twenty books to enrich your trip—from history to archeology, religion, poetry, memoir, and the golden age of Persian art.

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July 11, 2013

Photo Op: Burma

Burma: 1993, young Buddhist monks

Filed under: Asia, Burma (Myanmar), Photo Op, South Asia

July 5, 2013

Next Up: Ancient Persia, Modern Iran

Ancient Persia, Modern Iran: Planning a trip that spans cultures—and centuries.

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June 6, 2013

Left Coast Writers to feature travel writers this Saturday night, June 8

Hear great travel stories and enter the travel writing contest. I’ll read about my harrowing introduction to adventure travel—close to home!

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