“Dear, might we ask them as you have the map?”

“Dear, might we ask them as you have the map?”

Before jet planes made it possible to fly from London to New York in 8 hours, relatively few people traveled compared to today.

A World Of Humor

A World Of Humor

Anyway, for this blog post... well... here's a break from me going on and on. Enjoy hopefully a few laughs...

Those American Tourists

Those American Tourists

Now, on to Buzzfeed's "report" detailing certain Redditers' observations on American tourists...

Horses, Sails, And Walking

Horses, Sails, And Walking

I threw together that draft map of some locations that will be in the coming book thinking a version of the map may appear in that book - the first time I will have published such an "aid."

“Friendly” European Places

“Friendly” European Places

To some cities I find "friendly" in various ways that were not on the magazine's readers' list.

Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…

Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…

The path to removing yourself from the blinding spotlight of unwanted publicity is NOT to do an Oprah interview on CBS on a Sunday evening and anyone with half a brain knows that.

If You Are Younger Than About 35…

If You Are Younger Than About 35…

We as Americans among ourselves may at times forget - or we are MANIPULATED into forgetting by demagogues such as the soon to be ex-president - that we have more in common than we may realize.

Getaway To Ireland

Getaway To Ireland

We got back yesterday after three nights in Ireland...

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

With our two better halves busy yesterday, another husband (and a friend) and I went off to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford (I suppose, as guys might do when left to their own devices), which is just south of Cambridge...

Pre-Birthday London

Pre-Birthday London

My birthday present.

Twenty-Nine Hours In France

Twenty-Nine Hours In France

We decided to do it on the spur of the moment. On Tuesday, we booked a hotel and reserved a ferry there and back. On Thursday, we headed from Dover to Calais to have a night away not far from Calais, in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

The Dangers Of Literature

The Dangers Of Literature

Flying within the US, that classic novel got me, uh, "in trouble" - twice.

Weekend In Olhão

Weekend In Olhão

Olhão, on Portugal's Algarve coast, is more than worth a visit if one ever gets a chance. We have stayed here these last few days...

Not Far From Faro

Not Far From Faro

We are in Portugal. We arrived on Sunday in the Algarve, on its southern coast. Our first stop was four days near Tavira, which is not far from Faro.

“This place will inspire you…”

“This place will inspire you…”

"Are you going to be writing while we're here?" our friends' daughter asked me at one point as we walked in the town.

"I hope so," I replied.