In early 2011, Robin and Pierre Devaux traded in their corporate jobs for a couple of backpacks and hit the road. They spent the next eleven months visiting and sampling the local beers of 24 countries on five continents. This essay is an excerpt on how their big trip and career sabbatical changed their lives. [...]
Lately, it’s been a bit of a struggle. Do I stay or do I go? Wanderlusty thoughts hit my brain on a daily basis with posts by Sherry Ott in culinary Spanish wonderland, Kelly traversing Morocco, So Many Places taking their big leap, and Never Ending Voyage planning a summer in Tuscany. The other shores, [...]
Keep the travel mojo alive in your own city! In 2011, here’s how I traveled locally in San Francisco, took weekend trips in California, and connected with other travelers.
Forty women – readers, writers and travelers, wannabes and already haves – gathered tightly in the back of Books, Inc in San Francisco to absorb the travel tales of the editor and three contributors from the just published The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011: True Stories from Around the World (Travelers’ Tales) as a part of the monthly San Francisco Travel Literature and Lecture Series.
“The Delectable Dosa: The Art of Making South Indian Crepes” was brought to six hungry students on rainy San Francisco night by RoutetoIndia.com. Our tour guide, Nalini, a chef, Aruveydic guru, and overall lover of Kerala, took her eager and hungry pupils to the south Indian palate. With sweet humor, she shared dosa-making secrets over the course of our three-hour class together
Returning home from a Big Trip is not easy. This article covers three things I’m doing to adjust to my new life after all my Big Trips.
I’ve just returned from my third, and last for a while, Big Trip and I’m easing into Real Life. My Real Life tasks feel pretty daunting right now: find a job, apartment, and get a new life. I’m ending a period of two years where I’ve traveled on Big Trips and worked in between with [...]