When I travel, I search for opportunities to immerse myself in a new culture. The people, landscape, architecture, and history of a place reveal its stories.

On the road leaving Santiago, Cuba


I look for adventurous experiences, outside the norm, a bit edgy.

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Traveling to Portugal—A Cornucopia of Surprises

Before I travel to someplace new, I pour over guidebooks, read travelers’ glowing reports, absorb its history, anticipate new regional dishes, and learn a little of the language. Somehow, I still wasn’t prepared for Portugal’s unhurried ambience, its genuine friendliness and cultural sophistication, its rich and handsome architectural history, and its diverse natural beauty. After spending years on page two of European travel destinations, Portugal emerged in the last several years to claim its rightful place as a travel headliner.

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