I’ll Have a Suze, S’il Vous Plaît

This, my friends, is a bottle of Suze, a French aperitif I’ve been drinking for the last two weeks in Brittany and Paris. I’d never heard of Suze before it was suggested to our group of hikers at the hotel Manoir du Sphinx in Perros-Guirec on the Côte de Granit Rose...

Seven Memorable Days in Paris

Fifteen people joined Donna Morris of Best Friend in Paris and me the last week of July. Some of us knew each other, but no one knew everyone in advance. We quickly formed a group of both shared and independent interests. Not a single one of us had the same trip....

Road Trip to Bentonville

It started with a phone call from Robin. “Hey, you want to drive over to Bentonville, Arkansas to see the new Crystal Bridges art museum?” Of course I did. We both adore road trips. Bentonville, home of Wal-Mart, was a nice long distance – about 20 hours – from...

Some Advice for Travelers to Ethiopia, Part II

As I noted in an earlier post, my friends and I loved our trip to Ethiopia. And although we’re all experienced travelers, we learned lots as we went. Here are some more things that might help you enjoy your time there – and do go! 1) Talk to people and ask questions....