This blog originally started along the premise that if ever there was a disaster-prone traveler and cancelled-flight-inducing conference and event organizer, it was me. Every time I flew from France to Buffalo for Christmas I would spend nights sleeping on the ground at JFK airport. My suitcases would get kidnapped en route to conferences and returned to me at the border at midnight (not kidding). VIPs whose tickets I had booked to the international conference I was organizing would be stuck in the airplane at their departure point, waiting for ash clouds to clear or air personnel to go off strike.
But while that made my life entertaining (and my writing hopefully as well) for a long spell, the travel curse no longer seems to be afflicting me. [knock on wood]. I know this is for sure because not only do I get to places on time, but the last time I traveled for work across the Atlantic, the airline employee at the gate stopped me, told me the flight was overbooked and that they would have to… upgrade me to business class.
So now I’m back to doing what I do second best, and that is sharing with you glimpses of tastes, textures, thoughts, images, echoes, from my travels and from my home (currently the East Coast).
I hope you enjoy it, and I hope to share in your local and foreign adventures as well.