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Big fire in a big fireplace

Pour yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable.

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In September, 2019, we took a trip out west.

Our vacation consisted of stops in:

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Blackfoot, ID
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Arco, ID and Craters-of-the-M...

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The show came out in 2018, but I've just started watching.

In The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan (BBC, HBO Max), a British comedian goes straight for the jugular of the concept of a trav...

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This is a postcard from Rockland, Maine, and towns close by.

The logistics

I bought a car in 2015. One of the purchase incentives was a travel coupon I could redeem for a free hotel in Paris, $50...

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I can't stand the expression.

Like foodie, quirky, bucket list, soak up, nestled, or authentic, "hidden gems" is a cliché of bad travel writing. I'm not alone in thinking this, but wh...

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In 2014, I took Gina to Europe for a Grand Tour of sorts.

We visited:

  • London
  • Paris
  • Chartres
  • Normandy
  • Reims
  • Strasbourg
  • Flüeli-Ranft and Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Milan
  • Rome


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A smiling Francis and me, sitting outside in front of some shrubs

Some basics

A brief biographical sketch

Me on top of a sunny Mt Pilatus in Switzerland, with mountains in the background


Pardon the saccharine and the obvious, but travel is everything

A couple standing in front of a large Gothic church, on a bridge over the Seine


France deserves its own section

Francis, as a two year-old in a car seat, in sunglasses reading a French picture book


The bullshit of daily life? I'd rather read.

Stage with musicians going at it - they're Gogol Bordello, and they're crazy


Let me take you back

Little boy sitting on a big white bed, looking at a tablet


I watch a lot more television than movies

Live action from a soccer game at Crew Stadium - yellow versus blue


The only sport that matters

Ugly photo of a pig knuckle after it's been eaten - really, it looks horrible


As a travel writer, I have to talk about food

Me in an outdoor restaurant drinking from a green coconut with a long straw

Dumb stuff

You will not feel smarter after reading this

Dumpster full of garbage


Trying to live simply

Me getting out of a red Ferrari F430 with a guy clapping for me

Other Interests

I've only driven a Ferrari once

Dude wearing orange pants and orange and green shoes walking on wet grass

Get off my lawn

A few brief rants

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