I'm starting this blog because I couldn't find it anywhere else. There may be millions out there - but none that I could find are quite like what I hope to develop this one into.
I love to travel - read - learn languages - and study different cultures. I'm passionate about History - especially the modern (post industrial revolution) variant. I love food - everything from vegan to fois gras. I like baseball - and other sports. I'm interested in politics - and definitely have something to say about the subject. I'm very interested in Geography, photography, anthropology and sociology.
In other words, like you, I have a wide-range of interests and passions. And I guess I could've started a blog on any one of those interests alone and had no problem generating material everyday. But there are already many sites on each and every one of those themes - or Tags in internet-ese. But very few - if any - sites about all of them at once. That is what this site is dedicated to providing.
I know what you're thinking again; "What does that mean?" Well - in an average week I hope to provide my readers with practical travel information: like how to use your iPhone for free while traveling abroad: where to escape the crush of tourists in Paris: great B&B's in Northern California, or Ottawa: undiscovered secrets of San Francisco - Mexico City - Peru - or wherever else my travels take me.
I also hope to bring you interesting stories about those travels - like the comical adventures of navigating TSA security lines - or driving in Montréal (an adventure - I assure you).
Here is where you will find self-guided tours of WWII Paris; wineries & eateries in the Napa Valley - Bordeaux - Burgundy. Practical information on learning Spanish in Mexico (or at home); learning French in Paris. Practical guides to trip logistics; flights, hotels, restaurants. Ruminations on writing, culture, air travel, aging - and the occasional piece of silliness.
Yeah - it's a tall order - but like I said - I couldn't find this site anywhere else; so I thought I'd do it myself. To be sure - it will be a work in progress. I expect to have many challenges in providing this material. I will need to learn a lot - and will make some mistakes along the way. But I hope that as time goes by I will meet the challenges, correct and learn from the mistakes - and grow this blog into something truly of value to you - even if only to bring a smile, or a nod of understanding acknowledgement into your otherwise busy, demanding day. And I will depend on - and listen to your feedback to help me reach that goal.
So thanks for stopping by. Wish me luck. And I sincerely hope you enjoy some of what I have to share.