Tag: India

  • TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

    TRAVELING SOLO [Tricks of the trade]

    I’m a woman and I travel the world. Alone. (With some occasional exceptions.) Alone, I’ve stayed in a stone cottage on top of a mountain in Tuscany, an 11th-century fort on an island off the coast of Brittany, an estancia in Argentina, and a riad in Tangier. Alone, I’ve shopped in chaotic flea markets in…

  • BEFORE YOU GO TIPS | Booking the trip

    BEFORE YOU GO TIPS | Booking the trip

    Before booking an international trip, there’s some research you can do to lay the foundation for success. This is a comprehensive list—I’m covering all bases. Take what you need from it.

  • INDIA | The Land of Dreams and Romance

    INDIA | The Land of Dreams and Romance

    In 1896, at age 60, Mark Twain traveled throughout India for three months.  As I read his words, I saw my photographs of India… “This is indeed India; the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and…

  • STYLE MOMENT | Narlai, India

    STYLE MOMENT | Narlai, India

    “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers.” – Pat Conroy (b. 1945) American author

  • People of the World

    People of the World

    This is Bob Beveridge, in his secondhand violin / collectible shop in Falkland, Scotland. He is playing the prized guitar that was given to him by Roseanne Cash, when she and her famous father traced their roots back to this small village in the Kingdom of Fife. At the risk of missing my bus back…

  • India | Namasté

    India | Namasté

    Wherever I am in the world, I am inspired by the beauty and color and character of unfamiliar cultures – the architecture, the landscape, the artifacts, and, perhaps most meaningful, the people. I have also found that my feeble attempts to speak even a few words of the language are usually rewarded with a smile…

  • Style Moment | Narlai, India

    Style Moment | Narlai, India

    “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” Jawaharial Nehru (1889-1964) First prime minister of independent India

  • COOL HOTELS | India | Rawla Narlai

    COOL HOTELS | India | Rawla Narlai

    At the foot of a great mystical rock where sages have meditated, in the heart of a colorful Rajasthan village, sits Rawla Narlai, the 17th century villa used as a hunting lodge by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. It’s now a charming boutique hotel, with cozy rooms opening onto a courtyard surrounded by cascading bougainvillea.

  • The World in a Little Blue Book

    The World in a Little Blue Book

    My passport is full.  Each of the stamps on those little blue pages represents an encounter, an adventure, an education, an accomplishment, a story.  I had to go to the passport office to have new pages inserted, and as I sat there waiting, I flipped through, and remembered.  These are some of my favorite photos…

  • Weird but Wonderful | Photo Op

    Weird but Wonderful | Photo Op

    An enterprising, but frustrated, young man orchestrating a family of tourists to have their photo taken in front of an image of the very palace they are standing in. The City Palace, Jaipur, India