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Crossing New Zealand’s South Island — wineries, ocean and snow-capped mountains

In five days, we’ve tasted wine at award-winning wineries, watched seals in the Pacific, crossed snow-capped mountains (by car), hiked lush paths and rocky trails, walked to see the Franz Josef glacier, and meandered along the shores of the Tasman Sea. This fabulous country offers unparalleled scenery, warm, welcoming people and experiences that quicken your pulse, warm your heart, and […]

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The magic of Andros

“You’re going where?” friends asked when we told them about our house-sit on a Greek island. “Never heard of it.” That’s what we love most about Andros. That it’s secluded and isolated—particularly in November. This tiny rocky island in the northernmost region of the Cyclades is quiet at this time of year. So quiet, in fact, that goats sit in […]

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Life after the presidency: What’s lies in store for the Talking Yam?

One day, this miserable period in US political history will be behind us.   Winters will come and go, giving way to springs and summers, and autumns that will once again strip leaves from the trees and long evenings from our days like the tRump Administration has wrested hope from our lives. Wall Street execs will buy new Mercedes, BMWs […]

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A little of a lot in zany, unpredictable Belize

We’re sipping mocha ice cream beverages served by the Chinese owners of an air-conditioned cafe, listening to mariachi music as an Amish family glides past in a horse-drawn carriage. Welcome to Belize, a melting pot of cultures, races and nations. Salvadoran restaurants rest next to open-pit Belizean barbecues adjacent to Chinese-run supermarkets across from Guatemalan fruit stands near Amish families […]

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