I'm teaching another travel writing class for Catapult, starting Feb 29


Posted by | March 19, 2008
Musing on friendship

A wave of coincidences swept over me today. What started it all was an email exchange with fellow blogger Heather in Bristol and a beautiful poem she posted on Heather...

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Posted by | March 17, 2008
Douro River Valley, Portugal

I just returned from a weekend in northeastern Portugal, the stunningly beautiful area of the Douro River Valley. One of the world’s oldest demarcated wine regions (since 1756), with snaking...

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Posted by | March 13, 2008
Interview with a travel writer

Fellow blogger Liz at Write to Travel, a great source of information and inspiration, has a fun weekly series called Interview with a Travel Writer. Her past guests have included...

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Posted by | March 12, 2008
New art space in Lisbon

An avid fan of urban renewal, I'm always on the lookout for industrial spaces being refurbished for a creative purpose. Just such a space is currently underway in Lisbon: LX...

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Posted by | March 10, 2008
Moda Lisboa

This is a shout-out to my dear friend, next-door neighbor and an amazingly talented designer, Aleksandar Protich. This past Saturday, the models at Casino Estoril - the site of this...

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Posted by | March 7, 2008
Slowing down in Lisbon

These days, I take small steps. After my fall down the stairs and the breaking of a bone in my spine, I've only ventured out of the apartment on a...

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Posted by | March 4, 2008
Drinking coffee in Portugal

I am endlessly fascinated with different ways to drink coffee around the world. Among my favorite travel experiences is getting to know coffee variations in my host country. In Portugal,...

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Posted by | March 2, 2008
Vinho verde of Portugal

I've had the quintessential Portuguese vinho verde (green wine) almost every day since I arrived to Lisbon, in some shape or form. Either it's a glass slowly savored with dinner...

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Posted by | February 29, 2008
Top 10 Lisbon experiences

Now that I've been here for almost a month, I thought I'd share my top 10 Lisbon experiences, a mix of tourist favorites that I consider worth the hullabaloo and...

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Posted by | February 28, 2008
Split This Rock Poetry Festival

I just got this mailing from a dear poet-activist friend back in New York who is one of the organizers. So I thought I'd spread the word, for all those...

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