• Cruising to Borneo, Brunei and Bangkok Silversea Cruise lines ranks as one of the top luxury cruise lines in the world. I agree. Check out my video for a snapshot of this expedition: I have cruised with Silversea in the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf and most recently in the South China Sea. While the ship I was on, the Silver Shadow, […]
  • Finding “Miss Saigon” in Ho Chi Minh City Today Miss Saigon is returning to Broadway next spring.  The revival of this classic musical about the Vietnam War is refreshed and always touching, and has been a major hit in London.  Visiting Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) last week, I met two of the lead personalities, or at least their 2016 incarnation,  “The Engineer” […]
  • Beijing: Polluted? Yes. Time to Return? Absolutely! Since 1600 BC,  China’s economy has moved in economic cycles of 300 years.   Many claim they are now in the 40th year of the upward swing.   They think in longer terms than the west, so watch out. The pollution may be vicious, but the creativity and energy is inescapable.  Beijing was the second stop […]
  • North Korea, Mongolia and More Surprising Vacation Destinations I just returned from three days of meetings and parties in Marrakech, Morocco at the fourth annual PURE Life Experiences Travel Conference. I know, the title sounds slightly “New Age,” and maybe it is, but it is also one of the most creative, prescient three days I have spent in many years. We all read […]
  • North Korea, Mongolia and More Surprising Vacation Destinations I just returned from three days of meetings and parties in Marrakech, Morocco at the fourth annual PURE Life Experiences Travel Conference. I know, the title sounds slightly “New Age,” and maybe it is, but it is also one of the most creative, prescient three days I have spent in many years. We all read […]
  • Seven Trips To Expand Your Comfort Zone Having spent 17 years circling the globe for my job at the Smithsonian Institution, I am often asked, “Where is your favorite destination and where should I go next?” Seems like an easy question, but it isn’t. My own list of favorites has shifted dramatically as my personal travel comfort zone expanded. For your consideration, […]

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