Why “Get Back Out There!” Feels Surreal

Why “Get Back Out There!” Feels Surreal

This past Memorial Day weekend here in California was something to behold. I didn’t “Get Back Out There!” with the masses: cinema, airport, beach or on the road. But apparently close to half of my entire state was on the move. It’s not that I didn’t...
Why I Crave Travel

Why I Crave Travel

I’ve read about those who go to airports – not to travel, but to just hang-out:  people-watch; eat; sit and watch the incoming and outbound flights. Soak up the hum and thrum of people going other places. If they don’t actually want to go inside, some people – so...
Before we build another wall…

Before we build another wall…

Being a fledgling writer (is there a rung below that? I’ll put myself there), I appreciate well-crafted effort. Especially poetry. The economy of words, when linked artfully, can connect my heart to a complete stranger (the poet). Poetry’s a shared intimacy that...

A Traveler’s Blues

travelsinateacup.co.uk For awhile, after I’ve traveled abroad and through multiple time zones, my sleep patterns are way out of whack. I wake in the middle of the night, feeling like it must be morning (“It is,” says my body,...
The Fountain in Kyoto

The Fountain in Kyoto

I’m always – in my head, anyway- planning my next travel adventure. The first question is whether I’ll travel solo, or try to work with the busy schedules of others. Sometimes travel alone is the best ‘medicine’ for the soul. Sometimes...
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