Guest Post by Peter Klika (circa 1969) At dawn anxious eyes scanned the horizon for land. Nothing. The crew of the Irish Mist looked at me for an explanation. “Tetiaroa should be off our starboard bow," I said, trying to convince even myself. I grabbed my sextant and shot a quick sun shot to establish… Continue reading THE LAST DOG ON AHE
Guest Post By Peter Klika I scrambled up the ladder of the rickety cargo plane and immediately stumbled into a tangle of steel cables. I was still flailing around when the cargo handler greeted me with a curt: “Welcome aboard. You're our only passenger today. Follow me.” I limped to the back of the plane… Continue reading The Land That Never Melts: A mid-life journey to the top of the world
by Mary Kay Seales My then-husband, Marc, turned me on to No Reservations, Bourdain's Emmy Award-winning show, which ran on the Travel Channel from 2005 to 2012. The first episode aired on my birthday, July 25, 2005, and was titled "France: Why the French Don't Suck." We watched it together with my daughter, who was… Continue reading A Personal Tribute to the “Most Conscious” Conscious Traveler: Anthony Bourdain
Guest Post: Experienced, Written and Photographed by Leslie A Thomson, April 2018 Checking Things Off My Travel List It started with my list of 101 things to do while I am Fun-tired. Yes retired with fun, and due to good genes, thank you mom, I don’t look old enough to retire. On this list, the… Continue reading City Girl Meets Jungle: What was I thinking?
by Mary Kay Seales Farm-to-table restaurants seem to be the ‘thing’ now, with young chefs proudly growing their own fruits, vegetables, and chickens. They have elaborate menus with carefully paired and “locally-sourced" wines in dishes of expensive pottery from an artist who lives in the neighborhood. Their six or seven course meals are meant to… Continue reading Lamb Between the Stones at Fuad’s Restaurant in Goyçay, Azerbaijan