The Hunt for Authenticity in Southern...

27th Jun, 2013

Rand and I went to Miami and Boston for a few days last month. Rather than lug my camera, I decided to just take photos on my cell phone. I’m…

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WTF Wednesday: The Price of Food on...

22nd May, 2013

I know, I know. You guys were probably expecting the exciting conclusion of yesterday’s post, in which I tell you all about snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, and also…

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WTF Wednesday: Montcalm Hotel at the...

8th May, 2013

– This WTF Weds takes us back to London. But I start out with a little anecdote about Portland. It’s cool if you get confused. That’s how I spend most…

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Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef,...

7th May, 2013

  In my continued efforts to keep it real, I would like to share yet another mortifying revelation about my younger years. Are you ready to abandon whatever lingering sliver…

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Vicky’s B&B, Khayetlisha,...

22nd Apr, 2013

– In writing about South Africa, I wanted to finish on a high note. I really did. But I’m at the end now, and this last post about our trip…

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The Infinity Pools at Bushman’s...

7th Mar, 2013

– When Rand first told me that Bushman’s Kloof had not one, but several infinity pools, I promptly freaked out. “How is that even possible?” I squealed. “It’s a luxury resort,” Rand…

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Bushman’s Kloof, South Africa

4th Mar, 2013

– I don’t really know how to begin telling you about Bushman’s Kloof. Words don’t usually fail me. In fact, I often have them in excess. They dribble out of…

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Castle Leslie, Republic of Ireland

15th Oct, 2012

– No matter how much I travel, I find that there are things that still surprise me about Europe. Like universal health care. Or the ubiquity of nutella. Or the…

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The Duke at Queens, Belfast, Northern...

25th Sep, 2012

– The Duke at Queens in Belfast is both homey and palatial – a kind of interesting balance. We were only there for one night, but it was, as the…

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