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


Posted by | May 4, 2012
Local Voices Croatia: Siniša Matković-Mikulčić, Secret Hvar

I met Siniša Matković-Mikulčić, founder and owner of Secret Hvar travel agency, a few summers ago when a friend introduced us during my research jaunt on the island. Siniša took...

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Posted by | April 27, 2012
Local Voices Croatia: Iva & Vanja, Kuchica

Kuchica is Croatia's coolest little house. Literally: Kućica means little house in Croatian, and this little house's cool. I fell in love with this rural retreat close to Zagreb when...

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Posted by | April 20, 2012
Local Voices Croatia: Mika Buljević, Booksa

For full disclosure, I love Booksa (Martićeva 14d; closed Mondays). I had my first - and only - poetry reading in Croatia in this cafe-literary club back in 2004 so...

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Posted by | April 13, 2012
Local Voices Croatia: Dunja Janković, ŠKVER!

Dunja Janković is the force behind ŠKVER!, an experimental and fringe art festival taking place each summer in and around the shipyards of Mali Lošinj, a town on the island...

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Posted by | April 9, 2012
Introducing Local Voices Croatia

There’s been a long silence on this blog. I won’t go into what has caused the pause. You likely know the spiel: lack of time, need for cash=taking on too...

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Posted by | December 31, 2011
Looking back at 2011

As I sit down to reflect on 2011, I realize what a ride it's been. The first adventurous thing was actually staying put in New York for nearly three winter...

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Posted by | December 8, 2011
Different train of thought

Few of you would have noticed I’ve decreased my blogging activities in recent months. I say few because I don’t do much for you and in return you don’t stop...

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Posted by | October 17, 2011
Casas Brancas of Portugal

It's no secret I love Portugal. I've traveled all around the country from north to south and offshore to the Azores. And I love countless things about it. My latest...

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Posted by | September 19, 2011
Loch hopping around Scotland

Dear readers, please note that this is a sponsored post, for a UK-based travel company. Hey, a girl's gotta live – and travel! Loch Ness and Nessie are probably the...

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Posted by | September 11, 2011
New York in pictures

I moved to New York in September 1999. Twelve years later, I am still here. It flew by, this New York minute. During these dozen years, a lot happened. In...

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