Talking Trash About the Oceans: 8 Things You Can, and Must, Do To Save Them

by Mary Kay Seales Time to become a believer. Our planet is dying and we are killing it. Most people think global warming is a phenomenon in the air, and don't realize that the oceans are also warming up, and this is even more deadly to us all. Like a fever when we have an… Continue reading Talking Trash About the Oceans: 8 Things You Can, and Must, Do To Save Them

Ask, Wave, Knock and Doors Will Be Opened

Guest Post by Peter Klika Ask About the Culture When traveling, I try to ask questions about the local culture: What is a typical wedding ceremony like? What special dishes are prepared during local holidays? These type of questions are more likely to be appreciated than the more mundane (but totally legitimate) questions like: "Where's… Continue reading Ask, Wave, Knock and Doors Will Be Opened

In Homage to Palm Trees

By Mary Kay Seales Grace and poise, ballet in nature, bringing to mind islands and seas, sun and sand. Fresh green, covered with sun diamonds in the rain. Swaying, carefree, like an Ipanema girl, like a guileless beauty standing at the shoreline, eyes gazing outward, thinking...what? Stories of travelers, seamen, mermaids and gyres?   I… Continue reading In Homage to Palm Trees

Marina Beach on the Bay of Bengal: Horseback Rides, Freshly Roasted Corn on the Cob & Kalashnikovs

By Mary Kay Seales "In 2015 Chennai was named the "hottest" city (worth visiting, and worth living in for long term) by the BBC, citing the mixture of both modern and traditional values." What were they thinking?  I don't like to diss any place that is not my home because I am a visitor. How… Continue reading Marina Beach on the Bay of Bengal: Horseback Rides, Freshly Roasted Corn on the Cob & Kalashnikovs