For those of you who read my postcards, you know that cold weather and I don’t do well together. Yet I often visit cold-weather destinations because they are uncommonly beautiful, are unique, and have wildlife that can be seen only in very few places. So I go. By now, I know to bring certain essential clothing: two kinds of long underwear, wool socks, jackets of...Read More
Many years ago, I began taking a pillow with me when traveling. I’ve always liked soft downy pillows and all too often, the ones I find in accommodations are otherwise. In Cairo at the Garden Hotel in 1983, there was what felt like a sack of hardened cement at the top of the bed. Who could possibly rest their head on such a forbidding surface? Having no alternative,...Read More
I’m not much of a shopper at home (well, except for plants but that’s an entirely different story). However, when I travel, I love to shop. It’s such fun to buy things and then enjoy them in my house long after I’ve returned. I get to relive the experience of the purchase: who I was with, what the place looked like, how good the sales...Read More
Read about the rhinos and elephants I encountered in Kaziranga National Park on India’s Endangered website!
I’m thrilled to have had two of my postcards reposted on India’s Endangered, a website raising awareness around species in India that are on the verge of extinction so as to galvanize efforts for their conservation. Thank you, India’s Endangered!Read More
It is the afternoon of August 12, 2003. I am in southern Tanzania. Josephat, our guide, is driving the Land Rover with my daughter, myself and two others on a game drive in Ruaha National Park. Suddenly, Josephat becomes engaged in a conversation on his two-way radio with other guides in the park. They are speaking in a language I do not understand in hushed tones,...Read More
To be outdoors in the sunshine. To gaze at the blue sky and its grand clouds, shades of white and gray, cumulus or lenticular. A modality that I share with other creatures, human and animal, but not with cars or buses or trains or planes. To rely on my body. To get there on my own two feet. To see the world from up high, glorious vistas, layers of mountains, giant...Read More