I’m honored to learn today that I won three first-place awards in a Society of American Travel Writers contest, as well as the overall Henry and Vera Bradshaw writing award, selected from among all first-place winners. The prizes, in three different categories, are for my Chicago Tribune story and photos on a safari in Kenya. … More Recognized by SATW for writing and photos
Ernest Hemingway called Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls “a spectacle capable of getting you out of bed at half past five in the morning for several days in a row.” … More Beyond the bulls: Pamplona’s food scene is worthy of its own party
Everyone is fair game for the throwing of colors during India’s Holi festival, which is an ancient Hindu religious rite of spring. … More In India, a giant street festival and paint fight mark ancient religious rite of spring
My story about Un-Cruise’s Legacy of Discovery Cruise appeared Jan. 18 in the Chicago Tribune. Here are a few photos from the cruise and a link to take a look at the story as it appeared in the Tribune. Click on Rivers_of_History to see a PDF.
I hate waiting for my bags to come around on the luggage carousel at the airport. Even when I have a bright red piece, or have attached a flashy ribbon or tag to a black suitcase, there always seems to be another piece that looks a bit like mine. With this suitcase, I don’t think I’ll be doing any double takes. … More Check out Ugobags for affordable, custom suitcase
If you’ve been to Warsaw, no doubt you’ve noticed the adoration that still swirls around composer Frederic Chopin. Now, there’s news that his heart, kept in a Warsaw church, has been exhumbed and examined. Take a look at the story here.
Kenya Sun Sentinel