Category Archives: Travel

Another bike trip across the country

February 17, 2017 Two Fridays from now I’ll be in San Diego getting ready for my next bike trip across the country. The following Monday, we start riding.   This trip is different than my Northern Trip solo trip. It’s … Continue reading

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Going to the hammam

March 17      This morning Anne and I went to the hammam together. It was her first time ever and my second. Several years ago when leading a trip to Paris, I took some time to myself and went … Continue reading

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Life in the medina 

March 16, 2016 Life in the medina in Fez is very different than the life I come from. The medina is a physical environment so different than anything I know. It is one thing to describe it but another to … Continue reading

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Fez and Anne

March 14, 2016 We have been in Fez twenty-four hours. I’m writing this from the center courtyard of Anne’s riad’s courtyard. The home is owned by an American couple living in New York City, self-described “world travelers” who have this … Continue reading

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Palermo, Sicily

Sunday, March 13Being in Palermo is like being in New York — a big city filled with non-stop people and lots to see and so you walk and walk and walk and your feet get tired but you keep walking … Continue reading

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Cycling in Sicily, the Baroque Southeast

Monday, March 7I am back in our room at the Hotel Posta in Siracusa on the island of Ortegia. What a treat to return to the same hotel for two nights in a row and have a room to return … Continue reading

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Day 1 – A Day at the Milan Airport

Feb. 29, 2016Day 1 Milan Airport I suppose it’s appropriate that we spend leap day, Feb. 29, that extra day we get once every four years, in an airport. We are in limbo in Milan as we await our RyanAir … Continue reading

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A visit home to New York

Feb. 24, 2016 I’m writing on the train home, on the Metro North returning back to NYC from Katonah where Mary Chris lives. I spent the night with MC and Dan, two of my oldest friends. From Grand Central, I’ll … Continue reading

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And another traveling adventure begins

Feb 18 2016 I’m sitting at the T4 gate in Atlanta with some time to kill before my 12:45 flight. I wasn’t really going to write but I can’t resist. Within easy ease-dropping distance is a young guy with a … Continue reading

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Day 84, Naples, Maine to Orrs Island, ME, 59 miles

I did it. At the Atlantic! And surprise of all surprises, not only Richard and Clare were here waiting for me but Anne came home from Africa to celebrate with us as well. I am overjoyed to have completed this … Continue reading

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