Happy All Souls Day… Earlier this week, I went to a Death Café with my mom. A growing worldwide phenomenon, Death Cafés aim to take the fear and denial out of death and… Continue reading
I love Trillfit: the hip-hop dance moves give my spinal column all the love of a billion yogic cat-cows, but with kick-ass beats.
Today a friend and I got the chance to see a bit of what happens before the curtain goes up at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The BSO held an open rehearsal of Mahler’s… Continue reading
Five nights here with a day trip to the pyramids in Teotihuacan is a cheap and stunning vacation – and a terrific bargain compared to vakays in other world class cities.
We made it! Mural in Melide. We are successful pilgrims now. But let’s back up for a minute. We headed out from O Pino late – around 8 a.m. – and made it… Continue reading
Parts of the Camino feel worn down by centuries of walking feet. There are walls that rise up on either side of the path, and can get quite high. The air gets very… Continue reading
Is it me, or is my backpack getting lighter? I like entering towns on foot instead of by car or train. It’s a unique experience for the typical 21st century traveler. We walked… Continue reading
It’s not easy being a pilgrim. Still, I keep thinking about how arduous the Camino must have been for pilgrims hundreds of years ago, before hotels, cafes, pharmacies and gift shops. Today’s way… Continue reading
Another day of miracles: of bags delivered to hotels and hot showers; of Advil and arnica; of a land where wine is cheaper than water, and of French fries with every meal after… Continue reading
The first day of our “family Camino” took us from Sarria to Portomarìn, a little under 20 km – not a killer, but it got hot for New Englanders/New Yorkers in October. We… Continue reading