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December 2015

Cologne Christmas Market

Merry & Bright

December is that time of year When what’s important becomes more clear. Presents and bows glitter under the tree But it’s our loved ones who are truly the key. To you, dear readers, I thank you for reading And send…

Transit & Transition

Nothing bonds people more than stuffing them together in a tight space for an extended period of time, surrounding them with stale air, feeding them tasteless food and making them altogether powerless. No, I’m not talking about jail. This is traveling, at…

Empty Jeeps waiting to enter China and fill up on goods

Helping Hands: Crossing the Mongolian Border

What I noticed first were the hands. Heavy, no-nonsense, working hands. Hands that lift and carry and squeeze. Okay, I might be exaggerating a little and even flirting with political incorrectness, but it’s what I remember. As we moved…

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France: The Complete Package

What are you craving? Mountains? No problem. Ocean? Atlantic or Mediterranean? Take your pick. Or are you more of a city person? Start with Paris, or maybe quieter Lyon. Like to drink straight from the grape? Then head to Champagne…