Adventures from Around the Globe
"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor." -George Santayana, The Philosophy of Travel
Cuba, June 2016
Just 90 miles south of my home country, Cuba has been a world beyond reach for many tourists since the island nation's Revolution. I was fortunate to visit just as the US and Cuba began restoring diplomatic relations in Spring 2016.
Azerbaijan, June 2013
The Palace of Shaki Khans was built in 1797. The Muslim/Moorish influences are pronounced in the layout and the art on the walls. The gorgeous stained glass windows crafted in a special Azeri manner: no soldering, only wood carved to fit snugly with perfectly cut glass.
Northern France, September 2013
The Braderie de Lille is a massive flea market that has overtaken the tiny streets of Lille annually since the 12th century. The largest flea market in Europe draws millions of attendees to northern France.