It’s hard to find much better writing or photography than in a National Geographic magazine. So when I found a book of theirs at a liquidation sale, I made no hesitation in snatching it right up. Great Journeys of the World, the hardcover version, was beautifully bound with great pictures and intriguing story titles, so […]
Egypt’s Luxor Temple was once home of government during the Roman Era, and is not far from the massive Karnak Temple…
Walking amongst the ruins in the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara.
When the Borders stores closed about a year ago, I picked up every last travel book I could find. The sales were too good to ignore. One of the books I grabbed was Rosemary Mahoney’s Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff, which wasn’t quite what I had originally expected. Down the Nile is […]
Shopping in the winding maze of streets in Cairo’s historic Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
I think I traveled to more places in 2010 than I have in any year before. It was a memorable year filled with some amazing adventures – I got my first tattoo, I returned to Africa and New York City, and I’ve written my first book – so I’m challenged with what to put on […]
I’ve been going through some sort of nesting phase that I can’t quite explain; cleaning has taken on a new meaning as dirt and dust have started to cower before my mighty spray bottle. Just a couple of days ago I ventured into the closet in my guest bedroom, which is actually more of a […]
The 1,040 square mile surfaced Lake Kivu makes up the western border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the second-to-the-last day on our tour of Rwanda, our day would be spent cruising south from the town of Gisenyi to Cyangugu, where we’d reunite with our drivers and head to the Nyungwe […]