Luggage: Lost and Destroyed

Luggage: Lost and Destroyed

Standing at Bangkok’s baggage claim, I wonder how many hours, and in how many cities, I have spent praying for suitcases to appear. For me, lost luggage is rare, but the fear remains. In the 1980’s, a video game was made about this common traveler dilemma. To be...
A Stranger’s Hand

A Stranger’s Hand

My second home. Library fines. They are inevitable when caught in the clutches of The Wife Between Us and the twists and turns this fun novel takes. I needed one more day. “Twenty cents,” said the librarian. She was new, so there wasn’t the usual banter about the...
Meet Gideon Putnam

Meet Gideon Putnam

Last week in Saratoga Springs, New York, I didn’t go to the famous Saratoga Race Course, take a private mineral springs tasting tour, or visit the famous grounds where the Battle of Saratoga was fought. Instead, I discovered the Gideon Putnam Burying Ground—the...
The Rag Drawer

The Rag Drawer

My family recycled long before it was cool. In our house, everything has a dual purpose. Peanut butter jars become drinking glasses. Popsicle sticks inspire a child’s art project.    Toilet paper tubes are really musical instruments. (Kazoos!). I love to...
Colorful Bangkok

Colorful Bangkok

Traveling for business means less time for sightseeing. Fortunately, my husband and I snuck in some colorful moments in Bangkok. The food. Oh. The food. Unfortunately, when it comes to meals, I concentrate on eating, not taking photos. So many meals. So many missed...
Passport Panic

Passport Panic

 At sixteen, I got my first passport for a mission trip to Haiti. Iguanas the size of small dogs ran across the landing strip.                              Ripe mangoes fell from trees on top of our tents. But my love of travel didn’t start there. During spring...

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