Category: travel

Yankeeland: Tips for the Southerner

For the last week, I’ve been in Yankeeland with my family.I’ve hung out with my extended family in a grouping that’s too complex to try and detail to anyone who doesn’t already know them....

I Haven’t Been to England Since Clinton was President.

A note to my regular readers: the following blog post is my entry in the Blog Away contest. With luck, I’ll be blogging about the Royal Wedding firsthand, not from what I see on the telly:
I haven’t been to England since Clinton was in office, and I realize that this is a very long time to avoid visiting a country where they nearly speak the same language. The upcoming Royal Wedding has made me realize that I might have missed a few things in England.

Things You Find when you Google Yourself!

I create things, then I forget all about them. Once I’ve published something–or posted a picture on flickr—I tend to forget about whatever it is. I’ve never really been all that curious about how people interact with what I create, once a window of about three days has passed.

I figure, if I spelled anyone’s name wrong, or forgot anything important, it would turn up during that three days. (Three days is, not un-coincidentally, about the turnaround for a huffy letter-to-the-editor to arrive, citing exactly what someone is unhappy about. Trust me on this.)

Gooey and Glorious

Seaside mud has been used for centuries as a curative for whatever ails you – inside and out. While most patients visit Estonia’s mud baths to relieve serious physical complaints, Anna Hanks explores the...