During this pandemic, I am reminded of the famous sailor and Massachusetts native, Dodge Morgan. In 1986, he became the first American to sail solo around the world. He did it in a record breaking 150 days, without ever stopping, in a sloop that measured sixty feet long. Nice accommodations for a week long voyage, … Continue reading Take Your Time-Corona Advice
Celebrating 60 was a long time in coming for me. “It’s shocking,” I would say to friends as it started to sink in that August was right around the corner, and I was fast approaching a milestone I did not look forward to. My reaction would not have surprised anyone. I had always been age … Continue reading AN UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY
Whether it comes from under the tree or from somewhere else, Christmas is a time for surprises. Like running into the shoe god Christian Louboutin at Claridges and feeling self satisfied as he cast an approving nod in my direction. Specifically, at my luncheon selection- An impressively big, bulky cheeseburger accompanied by slender golden potatoes, … Continue reading Christmas Surprise
Were it not for the Herculean photographic efforts of Bermudian Scott Stallard remote parts of our world would perhaps remain little known to us. Like the wild terrain of Antarctica or the mysterious, forbidding life in Iran, his most recent and favorite trip. “Iran was memorable for its people, (and) its 5000 year history,” said … Continue reading The World Through Stallard’s Eyes
“Are you going around the world just because you can?” asked Aldo our Quantas flight attendant as we set off on our 18 hour journey from Sydney back home to Bermuda. “Um, Yes,” I said. Although it was a question that on its face might have suggested the presumption of flimsy extravagance I sensed something … Continue reading Go… Because You Can
“You will love New Zealand,” said every person I ever spoke to about this vast, remote and completely beautiful country. And that, surprisingly, includes the Aussies who, though separated by 1000 miles of ocean in the Pacific, still maintain a long standing rivalry of sorts with their Kiwi neighbors. “Beautiful country,” said our Australian … Continue reading Go To New Zealand. Just Go.
Singapore strikes you the minute you arrive. There’s the beautiful, bold architecture. The heat. By virtue of the heat, the outstanding botanical wonders. And, of course, the food. “Just as the weather is central to the British identity, food is central to the Singaporean identity,” says the website, A Philosopher’s Madness. Food is so important in Singapore … Continue reading Delectable Singapore
We must be the only people on earth who did not fall in love with Sri Lanka from the word go. Everyone who had visited this tear shaped island nation had raved about it but for us it was a slow burn. However one of the purposes of extensive travel is to experience places unlike … Continue reading Restoration Vacation