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 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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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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November 14, 2012

Great Hikes: Yosemite’s Inspiration Point

One of the most spectacular and private views of Yosemite Valley is from Inspiration Point, about 1.3 miles up from the Wawona Tunnel parking lot.

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September 24, 2012

Great Hikes: Yosemite’s Upper Cathedral Lake

Yosemite National Park. The eight-mile hike from Tuolumne Meadows to Cathedral Lakes is one of Yosemite’s best. It’s a great trail for photographers.

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September 20, 2012

Packing for Paris: How to Stay Plugged In

Packing for Paris is not just about clothes. What about all the electronic “gear” I’ll need for a working trip?

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August 17, 2012

22 Reliable Sources of Health Information on the Web

Medical information on the web is plentiful, but make sure your sources are reliable. At this month I’ve been posting on how to get health information on the web that you can trust.   My favorite … Continued

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August 6, 2012

Ten tips for American ladies planing a trip to Paris

I’m looking forward to Paris this fall with the wonderful Wanderland Writers. Thank goodness one of our number, the lovely Antoinette, is French. She offers a goldmine of tips to help keep the rest of us from … Continued

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July 30, 2012

Paris Trip Reading: 20 Favorite Books About Paris

  Ah, Paris–City of Lights, City of Love, city that’s inspired so many books! Getting ready for a fall trip to Paris, I’m working on my reading list. Mon dieu! There are so many books out there, … Continued

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