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travel musings

Posted by | October 20, 2010
Milestone in my writer’s life

Today marks a milestone in my travel writer’s life. After seven and a half years of working out of my living room (when not on the road), I just became...

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Posted by | August 17, 2010
Extremes of travel writing

I arrived back from Croatia on July 28. I took two days off, to settle back in after a six-week absence from home. Since then, I haven't had a day...

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Posted by | August 10, 2010
Trusting strangers

I just finished an unsettling and gripping little book, Ian McEwan's "The Comfort of Strangers”. It opened with the following quote by Italian poet and novelist Cesare Pavese: “Traveling is...

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Posted by | July 30, 2010
Where is home?

I returned from Croatia two days ago, about to start a frantic writing marathon in order to meet a looming book deadline in early September. My return to New York...

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Posted by | May 25, 2010
Travel’s little joys

Today finds me nostalgic for the type of travel I used to do and haven't now in a while. True, I've been lucky to have taken some incredible trips in...

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Posted by | December 29, 2009
Beaches around the world

Today is a clear sunny day in New York but, as we say in Croatian, the sun has teeth. Translated, this means: it is freezing cold! I sit ensconced in...

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Posted by | December 3, 2009
Travel as I like it

Today is one of those days when I ache for languid time on the road, afternoons spent lounging on a sun-washed square. Those days when there is no rush to...

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Posted by | November 17, 2009
Confession: I take free trips

Hello dear readers. Exactly because you are dear to me, as is this little blog of mine, I'd like to talk about the hot topics in the travel writing and...

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Posted by | August 31, 2009
Scenes of village life

A few days ago I returned from a family reunion at our house in the countryside of Croatia. I am still mulling over a vivid memory of my last afternoon...

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Posted by | August 24, 2009
Istria I love

I just returned from a three-day getaway in Istria with a friend and her four-year-old daughter. We based ourselves in Rovinj, known as the peninsula's most beautiful seaside town. Beautiful...

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