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A Garden in Fiesole

Fiesole, Italy The Sights in Florence I sat soaking up the sun in a small walled garden. Tumbling geraniums held the moss-covered stones together as they did most of this hillside town. The drone of bees left the air heavy. Once formal garden paths weaved through one...

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Ancient Whispers of Egypt

Ancient Whispers “Mankind is afraid of time, and time is afraid of the Pyramids.” As the awe-inspiring voice loomed across the open-air auditorium, a feeling of being transported three thousand years back in time suddenly hit me. Sitting there, in front of the...

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Casa Oasis Todos Santos es su Casa

Esta Casa es su Casa – Casa Oasis is your Home Lately many publications are touting the virtues of Todos Santos for visitors. Among these, and hands down the best, is Casa Oasis. Located on the Baja California peninsula 1½ hours from the Los Cabos airport but a world...

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Sunrise in Nepal

Mountains know no boundaries. I took this picture at Tumling, Nepal while on a trek to Sandakphu, West Bengal last December with Youth Hostel Associations of India [YHAI]. The beauty of Sandakphu trek was that I constantly moved between India and Nepal. Mountains do...

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Slow Travel through London

London by footpower 2017 was a rough year for many reasons. Chief among them - my parents died in the spring, 20 days apart. After months of sharing daily care with my sister, I was suddenly left with a lot of free time. I was sad and a bit at sea, so when I got an...

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Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa Getting in the car early I headed to Indian Wells for the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa and got an early start. Anytime I leave Los Angeles for the Palm Springs area there are certain truths. With a short two-hour drive, I...

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Circling the Tropics – A Baja Sur Road Trip, Part 2

Over the Baja Sur Divide My journey continues... Leaving my vacation home at Casa Oasis Todos Santos and the tropics after 4 days, I drive north and in about an hour reach the crest of my loop. Here the road intersects the Trans-Peninsular highway (BCS-1). A southern...

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Tartu, Estonia, and Christmas

Christmas in Estonia Tartu, Estonia, is the First Country to Use a Christmas Tree Snow falling, children singing, and lights shimmering. This is the scene of a Christmas tradition set in the beautiful city of Tartu, Estonia. Three months into my eleven - month stay, I...

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Travels in Armenia

Armenia in Video From Armenia with love I know I rarely write "as the Editor" and this needs to change. Mostly, because ITKT has been doing building a number of big projects for the new year. Still, in the midst of it all, I try to cut a video and do a little writing...

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The Colors of Cartagena – Colombia

I frequently hear travelers declare that they have a strong preference for beach vacations, nature getaways, exploring an urban setting, or some other genre of travel. These proclamations are often definitive, as if they’ve found the perfect way to travel for them....

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Then and Now — Abu Simbel

Now in Abu Simbel, Egypt The Temples of Ramesses Uncovered From Cairo, I catch the early morning flight to see for myself the temples built alongside the Nile at Abu Simbel. These are the ruins hewn into a mountainside to serve both as a tribute to Pharaoh Ramesses...

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Driving Up Gibb River Road – Western Australia

Gibb River Road Standing on the side of the road, I heard the welcome sound of a roar of an engine. Soon after, a vehicle came careering around the corner, and halted to a stop after I flagged it down. “I don’t suppose you have a working jack, do you?” I asked. The...

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Día de los Muertos in Todos Santos

Often confused with Halloween, there's much more to Dia de los Muertos than parties and candy. Today, November 2nd, is All Souls Day by Catholic reckoning, or Dia de los Muertos in the local tradition. The day is celebrated by building ofendas (offering or alters) and...

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