Southern Comfort in the UK.

Southern Comfort in the UK. Two things immediately come to mind when I think of Sussex, England: the best fish and chips I’ve ever had and the South Downs. The fish and chips were consumed in the cafeteria of a British Homes Store in Brighton. The memory of the crispy brown batter encasing tender flaky … Continued

A moment in life in Vietnam

It was almost a kind of sadness when, right before leaving my country, I realized that I didn’t know much of it. I have traveled a lot to different countries, I have memorized the name of strange streets, have stopped to take pictures of places I may be able to visit just once, have walked … Continued

Be Still along the Sea in California

I recently returned from John Steinbeck country. This slice of the West Coast boasts some of the most scenic views in the world as well as rich farmlands bursting with fruits of the region. Fresh strawberries, lettuce, artichokes, avocados, and herbs are in abundance. The area oozes health of the physical, and spiritual variety. Temperatures … Continued

Reaching for the sky in Kenya

Reaching for the sky Caroline unraveled from a tangle of ragamuffin children onto the compound of caked earth and crumbling concrete. She was an explosive meteor shower in her thin psychedelic planet-themed pajamas: zigzagging across the yard, shooting a ragged football and darting through the ‘don’t-mess-with-me’ older boys. She was there, then gone, before reappearing … Continued

Avila Dog Beach, California

Avila Dog Beach I’m pushing my two-year old daughter Zelia in a chain link swing at the pirate themed seaside park in Avila Beach. She’s yelling “high-urr, fash-ter!” I’m growling “Arrrrrr!” Another couple sashaying their toddler in the adjacent swing asks me where I’m from. I say I live here. “It must be nice to … Continued

Marseille, France in bites

MARSEILLE, IN BITES GOÛTEZ! I have just had lunch– vin blanc and grilled sardines and carottes à la crème and saucisses pommes parmentier and oranges. One must never drink vin rouge in the Midi, on m’a dit. – Katherine Mansfield, Letters No matter the good, no matter the bad, one thing about life in France, … Continued

Paradise (Pro)found in Mozambique

“It’s not just a pretty island; it’s a profound experience. I can’t explain it, but go, you’ll see.” Umm yeah, maybe, for dreamers, followers of fairies and wearers of crystals. I sceptically boarded “our” private boat from Inhassoro on mainland Mozambique, to this “profound experience” on Santa Carolina otherwise known by the whimsical as “Paradise … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel