Category Archives: Travel writing

Travel writing in strange and difficult times

Everyone’s world has turned upside down in the last two weeks. Nothing is the same. We’re all dealing with the impact of COVID-19 in different ways. I stopped writing my blog posts about our trip to New Zealand. I was torn about what I should do. My plan for 2020 had been to transition from…
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A writer’s resolutions

As one calendar year ends and a new one begins, I spend some time thinking about the past twelve months. What did I like about them? What could use some improvement? How can I effect change in the parts of my life that I don’t really care for? 2019 was tough in a lot of…
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How would you rediscover America?

Since I returned from my mini-Steinbeck odyssey, I’ve had the chance to read Peter Zheutlin’s (a festival guest speaker) soon-to-be-released book The Dog Went Over the Mountain. Motivated by John Steinbeck, Zheutlin took a cross-country trip in 2018 with his rescue dog Albie. The two traversed America in a convertible for over six weeks. Suffice…
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Vacation Tip: Where to Eat in Chicago

A restaurant has to be really exceptional for me to give it a five-star rating. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse on West Kinzie was that good. After a long day visiting the Shedd Aquarium and strolling around sunny Chicago, we were all starving. The kids and I decided to try an early dinner at the famous…
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