Wanting a break from bustling, noisy Buenos Aires, and on the recommendation of a tango friend from there, I chose to spend a few days…

  Coming from Calafate, I flew over the Magellan Strait to come to the Tierra del Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia….

About halfway into my Argentina adventure, I made a side trip to Patagonia, spending three days in El Calafate in the Andes mountains on the…

What a great way to avoid the depressing months of November and December! For the first time in my life, I crossed the Equator to…

On the occasion of a good friend’s 60th birthday, I went up to London to spend a few wonderful days together. We started off in…

A culture starts with the geology it sits on. For the Province of Naples in Italy, it was history of the Mediterranean repeatedly invaded by a…

I spend a lot of time in my apartment. It faces south—filled with warm light in winter, when the sun is low, and bright but…

I finally cranked up enough courage to participate in the famous festival of tango— this year their 20th anniversary. I attended only 4 days’ worth,…

A couple of weeks ago I went, with my sister and some friends, to Dignes les Bains, about 1 1/2 hours away in the Alpes…

I took a little trip to Portugal with my dear friends John and Claire, who had an unexpected opportunity to come to Europe. I arrived in…

Last week I paid a visit to a city I have long been interested in seeing. Thanks to friends of my sister, Caroline & Olivier,…

Just back from a short visit with a friend to Italy’s capital. The city is much smaller and greener than I remembered, and looks like…

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