So many stories surround Taos, New Mexico, I felt a bit trembly when Highway 518 emerged from the evergreen Carson National forest and looped down
Category: Literary Travel
For many years, I contributed to the Providence Sunday Journal and other publications, writing features, lyric essays, and humorous anecdotes about encounters in faraway places. Here’s a sampling. Where am I headed next? Contact me to talk about future assignments.
Wales Awakens the Wizard Within
Tourists seek enlightenment in land of Merlin lore In an upstairs bedroom of a lighthouse on the breezy southern shore of Wales, an astrologer pronounced
Belgium’s Castles Offer Cozy Comforts
When my editor asked me to check out castles in Belgium, I conjured images of opulent palaces and imposing châteaux. Instead I found something better.
Whirlwind Tourists Do Japan
One summer, before the earthquake-tsunami-nuclear crisis, I think I saw Japan. I traveled the country on a motorcoach with 30 other Americans, mostly art students
Hay Castle, Home of a Self-Made King
Next time you visit Wales, be sure to stroll by Hay Castle, the one-time home of Richard Booth (1938-2019), self-proclaimed King of Hay-on-Wye. His title