If you travel with an open heart as I think one must, you will find yourself here in a moment like this one - unscripted by itinerary and shaded by something so universally important that long after the seasons change and the years pile on, you will remember the days when kindness mattered.
Cuba: On the streets where they live
It's easy to savor the quaintness of a country when it has been a forbidden fruit for so long. Cuba's vintage automobiles, revolution graffiti and cigar-puffing characters satisfy the travel itch, but they can upstage reality as they did on my first trip there in 2012. On a return visit in December, I wanted to better understand Cuban life as I traveled deep... Continue Reading →
2014: The Wander Year
I experienced much in the world in 2014. These people and places in Iceland, Namibia, India and Cuba graced my life and touched my heart. And, Sam Baker's "Go in Peace" may be the perfect travel anthem. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -- Helen Keller Get out there. http://vimeo.com/115689362
Reflecting on Cuba
I left Cuba a day too early - Dec. 16 - the day before the United States and Cuba announced plans to restore a diplomatic relationship shredded by political and emotional events 50 years and more in the making. People will disagree about the decisions, question motives and speculate about why it took so long... Continue Reading →