Ukraine Air Flight 056 Kiev->Zurich

March 3, 2012 in Europe, Travelogue, Ukraine

The excitement was palpable in the apartment this morning. The skies over Kiev were grey but the light from the boys’ eyes was enough to brighten any room. Arms spread […]

Outings in Kiev

March 3, 2012 in blog, Europe, Travelogue, Ukraine

Kiev is a really beautiful city. We’re so lucky to have an apartment right downtown, within easy walking distance of Independence Square, the Golden Gate, Sophia cathedral and some other […]

Gotcha- Day Two- Kiev

March 2, 2012 in blog, Europe, Travelogue, Ukraine

  Today has been a day of dichotomies: English & Ukrainian, hot and cold, healthy & sick, American & Foreign, happy and sad. The good news of the day: The […]


March 1, 2012 in Europe, Travelogue, Ukraine

I cannot say Khmelnitsky. Rustic (roo-stick) spent several hours of the car ride last night trying to help me. It’s the guttural phlem thing that is the initial syllable that’s […]

What Are You Doing For Leap Day?

February 28, 2012 in blog, Europe, Travelogue, Ukraine

There’s been much discussion of late in the circles I follow of the impending leap day. Once every four years the whole world gets an “extra” day and it’s been […]

Iceland in Review

February 28, 2012 in blog, Europe, Iceland, Travelogue

It was still dark and, appropriately, snowing when we left the hotel this morning. A white blanket, laid clean across the top of the world reminded me of all the […]

Arriving in Iceland: A Photo Essay

February 25, 2012 in blog, Europe, Iceland, Travelogue

Iceland is a land of dichotomies: fire and ice, black and white, colourful and stark, heart warming and bone chilling. After only a day I can tell that a lifetime […]

Our Travel ABCs

January 5, 2012 in Africa, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Europe, France, Germany, Guatemala, Inspiration, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, North America, Travelogue, Tunisia, United States

I came upon a post like this on a new blog I’m exploring Mama’s Got Wanderlust. Of course the name resonates with me, you ought to check it out. It’s […]

My 7 Links: Seven Posts That Deserve To See The Light Of Day

July 13, 2011 in Czech Republic, Europe, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Inspiration, Mexico, North America, Travelogue, United States

I’ve had a lot of fun reading the 7 Links posts that folks have been posting. It’s always interesting to me to read back through old stories and watch how […]

Home is where…

February 7, 2011 in blog, Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

    It struck me as I reached the top of the path up from the embarcadero. The boat ride was unusually slow and I was unusually tired. The long […]