If you're an experienced traveler, scroll down!

If you're new(er) to traveling, want to explore and
money is an issue, here are some helpful sites:

Flights: Kayak Explore is a great, quick way to
see where you can get with the money you've got. 
Works worldwide.  Vayama.

Lodging: Couchsurfing. A good list of housesitting sites.
Transitions Abroad list of
hospitality clubs.

(not the sites that charge big fees to volunteers)

(mid-to-late-life volunteers), Anywork Anywhere,
GlobalhelpswapSCI: International Voluntary Projects,

Transitions Abroad's List of Best Volunteer WebsitesWorkaway,
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
Volunteer South America

U.S. Based Work/Volunteer Travel:
CoolworksNature CorpsPassport In Time
U.S. National Park Service - Volunteer

Photos above taken in San Diego County.
















"Not All Who Wander Are Lost" -- J.R.R. Tolkien

I'm a native New Yorker, born and bred in Manhattan.
I've set foot on six continents and visited either
32 countries (according to the UN Member States list)
or 42 countries (according to the Travelers Century Club List)!

It can be very interesting to work in a foreign country as a
way of entering more fully into the culture and rhythm of life there.

In Europe, I've taught in England, Scotland, Moldova and Slovakia.
also spent half a year teaching and traveling in Brazil.

I lived in London, England for several years.

The south of France is one of my favorite places.
At 14, I went on a summer homestay program in Aix;
at 15, on a study abroad program based in Antibes.
At 19, I spent a semester at College International de Cannes.
I've returned to France often -- most recently, in 2005, 
to Ferrieres Les Verreries.

To usher in the millennium, I went around the world alone (budget-style)! 
Stops included
Singapore, New Zealand, Fiji and several weeks in Australia

I've hang-glided over Rio,
paraglided over Salzburg's 'Sound of Music' mountain, 
snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef, floated in the Dead Sea,
and visited natural wonders as diverse as
the Swiss Alps and Iguacu Falls.

I've also had several memorable adventures crossing eastern European borders:
A Popular Passport


Cardiff-by-the-Sea, San Diego County

In spring 2005, I moved to California's beautiful coast.

Since then, apart from a couple of brief trips to Europe, I've mainly
roamed around North America and explored my home continent:

Mexico: Baja Norte (Ensenada, Salsipuedes Beach, Rosarito), Nayarit (Sayulita),
Jalisco (Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Tlaqueplaque, Tonala), Mexico & Distrito
Federal (Mexico City, Xochimilco, Teotihuacan) and Guanajuato (Celaya, Guanajuato,

San Miguel Allende).  Earlier, in the 1990s, I often visited Nogales, Sonora.

Canada: British Columbia:  Vancouver, Lake O'Hara
Alberta:  Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Banff, Calgary, Drumheller
Quebec:  Montreal, Trois Rivieres, Quebec City

USA: In the last decade, I've been to a lot of great places in California and
the Southwest. I've made repeated trips to southern Utah and Arizona
(Nature is astonishing in the Grand Circle and Sonoran Desert).  I've visited
Boulder, Denver and Garden of the Gods in Colorado and Red Rock Canyon
and Valley of Fire near Las Vegas, NV.
Also:  The Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, New England and - very frequently -
my beloved NYC and New York State. In all, I've been to 27 states.
That leaves 23 to explore!

Looking forward to some road trips in the future.



Road Near Julian, San Diego County

Traveling North America . . .

SOUTHWEST USA {An Amazing Region}:

My website is not currently embedding new videos, 
but I can link them.  Here is beautiful Valley of Fire!

VALLEY OF FIRE (Nevada), Spring 2014

Zion National Park, Utah

Though the lure of new adventures usually trumps the thought of writing up old ones,
I Have managed, over the years, to compose a few brief
I really hope to get these travel pieces polished & published . . . eventually!
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