A Walk on the Wild Side of Hong Kong

HONG KONG—Most first-time visitors to Hong Kong spend their days in this city of skyscrapers looking up and dodging the crush of people.


Traveling 9/11/11 and 31/12/99

My assignment on the turn of the millennium was to be in the air at the stroke of midnight.


TBEX in Vancouver

My first TBEX convention. It’s happening here in Vancouver at the same time as a Star Trek convention. Looking forward to meeting fellow travel writers.


Travels with Christina Rossetti to Ticino, Switzerland

TICINO, SWITZERLAND — Poet Christina Rossetti, born on this day in 1830, was a Victorian poet and along with Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the great women poets in nineteenth century England. The sister of  Dante Gabriel, Rossetti was torn between obligations and expectations of the Victorian age. She turned away two suitors. One named Charles Cayley, a scholar, may have proposed to her in 1864 when she was 34 years old. […]