Here Come the Clampetts

We spent a weekend at the St. Regis in Dana Point back in 2001 when we lived in Santa Monica. It had just opened and was the most glamorous resort in Orange County. Fortunately it was affiliated with Starwood, Tom’s preferred hotel chain for business travel, so we could use points to stay for free.…

Leaving It All Behind

I have a wise friend who got me thinking over the past year. She said, “We spend so much of our time servicing our possessions–cars, houses, appliances, computers. If we were to dedicate even a fraction of that time to improving ourselves or the world, think about how much better off we’d be.” Lest I…

So Many Countries, So Little Time

So how do you decide where to go when you’ve devoted an entire year to circling the globe? Whatever you do, you don’t leave it to the six- and three-year olds. A few months ago we gave Kieran and Asher a box of giant tacks and let them have their way with the world map…

We Must Be Crazy

As I frantically try to prepare my house for my upcoming absence of 13 months, I start to think that maybe all the people who look at us like we’re insane are right. How can I possibly clear out all the closets, cancel all the subscriptions, prepay all the insurance, taxes, and every other conceivable…

Welcome to Anne

Technorati Tags: Culture, Thailand Always one to help out with a cause, Anne is busy removing alcohol from Asia, or at least Thailand, or at least Bangkok, or at least this park. Actually she is participating in Thai lent. Many times the best experiences traveling are things you just fall into. We were wandering the…