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

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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May 18, 2013

Lounging Around on Kauai

An adventure traveler finds that even rest can be an adventure on a shady lanai on Hawaii’s garden isle, Kauai.

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October 29, 2012

A Don’t-Miss Paris Treasure: La Sainte Chapelle

“The radiance of the stained glass is an impact we never forget,” author Stan Perry wrote of La Sainte Chapelle, the 13th Century chapel built by France’s sainted King Louis IX. Standing in the chapel again last … Continued

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July 28, 2012

The Olmecs: enigmatic art from America’s first civilization

Combing through the bookcase today, I found the catalog from last year’s Olmec show at the DeYoung Museum–enigmatic art from the oldest civilization in the Americas. Exhibits ranged from ten-foot heads to delicate, inch-high jade figures, to … Continued

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June 19, 2012

Rafting? to Anasazi Ruins?

  The Wanderland Writers had great fun last week at the two launch parties for our new anthology Wandering in Bali. I read from my story “Bali Shadows.” Remembering a long ago adventure rafting with Jack on … Continued

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May 21, 2012

New Travel Anthology Conjures the “Magnificent Mosaic of the World”

There are lots of jungle pants–and a few shopping bags as well–in the funny, poignant, adventurous travel stories in the new anthology by the Bay Area Travel Writers, Travel Stories from Around the Globe. These stories may … Continued

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May 7, 2012

Why I Still Travel to the Wild, Even after Stroke and Autoimmune Disease

Friends have often asked why I–a klutz with zero athletic aptitude, a stroke survivor on blood thinners–travel to places they see as  perilous: the jungles of Thailand or Borneo or Papua New Guinea, for example. Or, more … Continued

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May 30, 2011

Going for Brown: Incredible Bear Viewing Vacations in Alaska

Bear viewing in Alaska: dense spruce forests, pristine whitewater brimming with salmon, and unforgettable, up-close encounters with bears

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February 24, 2011

Unicef: Help Change the Lives of Impoverished Children

Here’s a great opportunity to make a difference by supporting Unicef’s matching gifts campaign. Join me in signing up to become a monthly donor –for as little as $10 a month. If you sign up before February … Continued

Filed under: Africa, Asia, Stories

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