The Day We Didn’t Get Lost (Part Two)

It doesn’t happen very often — I’d go so far as to say I can count the number of times on one hand — but every once in a blue moon, my Women’s Walkabout companion and I have a day where we actually move in a straight line to get where we’re going. The taleContinue reading “The Day We Didn’t Get Lost (Part Two)”

The Day We Didn’t Get Lost (Part One)

Most of my Women’s Walkabout adventures are some derivative of “wandered in the wrong direction, madness ensued, eventually stumbled on the right path”. But this day? As the title says, this was the day. That one, single day. The day we somehow knew how to get to where we wanted to go, every step ofContinue reading “The Day We Didn’t Get Lost (Part One)”

Next Stop: Tales from the Amalfi Coast

New month, same ole nostalgia. Stay tuned for photos and memoires of my trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy, starting with Sorrento, journeying on to Marciano, another stop in Sorrento, a redux of my favorite moments in Positano (because you can never have too much Positano), and a roller coaster of a day onContinue reading “Next Stop: Tales from the Amalfi Coast”

Welcoming Committee (Rome, Italy)

That tail. Those eyes. That wiggle! It was our second day in Rome. We’d slept roughly the night before, but forced ourselves to get some sunlight and exercise (the cornerstone of our Anti-Jet-Lag Initiative). Cappuccinos consumed, we put on our comfy shoes, tightened the belts on our fanny packs, and headed out for adventure. WeContinue reading “Welcoming Committee (Rome, Italy)”

Weird Sites in Rome, Take Six

Never fear – no androids here! This was early on in our trip, and had the effect of making me skeptical of any restaurant that didn’t make it clear that human beings were involved in the making of our food. I would have gone with touting their killer cappuccinos, personally (and they were absolutely divine).Continue reading “Weird Sites in Rome, Take Six”

Rashomon Series: My Sister and Me in Tanque Verde (AZ)

It’s that time again – time for “something a little different”! Inspired by one of my favorite stories, Rashomon, I solicit the thoughts and opinions of others who have tread the same path as me, but (inevitably) they bring a different perspective. End result: you get twice the story. This was a fun one –Continue reading “Rashomon Series: My Sister and Me in Tanque Verde (AZ)”

And Then There Were Cats (Rome, Italy)

Welcome to our view pretty much every day we were in Rome. After my regular morning quest for cappuccinos, I’d come back to the apartment to fetch my traveling companion, and we’d head out. A mere five minute stroll along a busy street, passing by banks, restaurants, pharmacies, shops, then bam, ruins! And not justContinue reading “And Then There Were Cats (Rome, Italy)”

Home Temporary Home (Rome, Italy)

Pro tip for wanderers: Take advantage of places where your friends are living. Often they will not only give you some insider information about places to visit, but also offer to hook you up with inexpensive (if not completely free) lodging for a few nights. Advanced pro tip: If they are really good friends whoContinue reading “Home Temporary Home (Rome, Italy)”

Road Trip Rituals: The Shaw Festival

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about touchstone places. You know, the locations that you will go out of your way to make time and space to visit, because they do something to your brain, to your essence. They recharge you. They center you. They fulfill you. So much of my travel is finding newContinue reading “Road Trip Rituals: The Shaw Festival”

Jarmusch Junkies (Memphis, TN)

Bizarre things happen late at night. When you’re just walking around aimlessly, not really trying to get anywhere except away from drunken crowds. When you’ve just spent the past three days quoting from your favorite film set in Memphis, Mystery Train by Jim Jarmusch, and have forgotten to even look for the sites that wereContinue reading “Jarmusch Junkies (Memphis, TN)”