Seattle Skyline from the Baimbridge Ferry

USA: My Seattle Top 5

My Seattle Top 5   Seattle holds a special place in my heart. I first visited Seattle more than 30 years ago at the tender age of eight. The city became an annual stop for my family and for ten days every summer we learned to love baseball, Seattle-style chowder, and the stagnant smell of the Puget Sound.  Even though Seattle has changed dramatically over the years,  my list of favorite things to do in[…]

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the fortress of Kalemegdan in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbia: My Belgrade Top 5

My Belgrade Top 5 5 fun and slightly geeky things to do in Belgrade   With more than 2 million residents, Belgrade is one of the largest cities in the region. The city has a lot to offer her residents and those who pass through. Low-priced museums with first rate exhibitions, an insane night life that lasts well into mid-morning, not to mention plenty of ruins left by a long succession of invading armies make[…]

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Woven basket from Yemen

Yemen: The Colors of a Desert Day

The Colors of a Desert Day Yemen: Five Places that Colored My Childhood   Yemen: the country that, more than any other, defined my childhood. Yemen was the setting of all of my early adventures. Yemen was the place where I first learned to love travel. More than anything else though, Yemen was the place where I learned to find beauty in the bleak, the stark, and the unusual. As Yemen continues to struggle to[…]

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