Doing New York on a Budget

“I’ll meet you at Grand Central Station,” he said. I’d tried twice before to go to New York. The first time was almost thirty years ago, shortly after I’d graduated from art school—the obligatory pilgrimage. I canceled the trip due to a pending divorce. The second aborted attempt also had something to do with a…

Tango in New York City

Looking for a tango partner, read the Craigslist ad. I’d been in Buenos Aires a few months and was searching for the same. He was originally from New York, living in Argentina for … reasons he’d not want me to mention. We became good friends. “I don’t want to visit New York until you’re back…

Harrowing New Year

Friend and fellow traveler, Duncan Stroud, is my guest blogger—to start off the New Year. Narrowly escaping death, as he has so many times in the past, he shares his journey home from Ecuador to Argentina. “Travel Tip: Don’t plan to travel on New Years Day if you are in a small mountain village and…

Between Storms

Ironically, surrounded by water, Baja California Sur experienced an 8-month drought before tropical storm Lidia quenched it over the Labour Day weekend. It was a bittersweet reprieve. Although the flora was nourished, structures were destroyed and people died. Three years earlier, Odile had ravaged the same area on a grander scale. It’s an area seemingly…

OM Ham Retreat

I caught a taxi to Om Ham Retreat in Ubud. I would spend three nights at this yoga/spa resort. Ubud was so beautiful! Driving past all the greenery and color pops of flowers along the way. We arrived at the resort, seemed to be out of the busy, touristy part of town and situated right…

$ingapore

We arrived at our hotel early, so checked our bags and went across the street to the Marina Bay Sands Shopping Centre and had ramen and coffee in the food court. After a rest back at the hotel, we headed up to the rooftop infinity pool. It was spectacular! From the fifty-seventh floor, we were…