Privacy Matters

Short and sweet

Fancy interior with couches, chandelier, statues, etc

The Beehive House, home and office of Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, Utah. September 2019

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Your information

The only data I might have: your name and email address.

But only if you give them to me.

I'll never sell them unless someone offers me a shit-ton of money to do so, causing me to get out of the game altogether. (Quantifying a "shit-ton" is like how Justice Potter Stewart described obscenity: "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it.")

I also won't rent out or sell your information to anyone for any reason. There are no asterisks around that. I hate when companies do it to me; I won't do it to you. If I send you something, it's coming from me.


I track where you go on the site for analytics purposes, but I don't know that it's you going from page to page - although Google might. Fortunately, you can take it up with them.

Once you leave the site, I have no idea where you go or what you do. (Others do, that's why you see very specific ads related to websites you've previously visited.) None of that interests me and it's none of my business.

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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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